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There are many transportation options to get around the city or travel outside the city. Hamilton has public buses and dedicated bike lanes within the city as well as train and bus services to other cities. Public transit is wheelchair accessible, and there are special transportation services for people living with disabilities.

  • If you would like to drive your own vehicle, an Ontario driver’s license and insurance are required. Visit to book your test and find your nearest DriveTest location.
  • HSR is Hamilton’s public transit service, with almost 300 buses operating across most of the city. HSR is a safe, convenient and affordable way to travel. For information about how you can use HSR transit, including bus schedules, fares and payment options, visit
    • HSR has fare programs for passengers of all ages, including children and seniors. Visit for more information.
    • Fare Assist offers Hamilton residents who are recipients of Ontario Works, the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or have household incomes below the Low-Income Measure, a discount on current single-ride PRESTO fares for themselves and their family. Visit for more information and to apply.
    • All HSR buses are fully accessible for person with disabilities. More information about accessible transit is available online at
    • HSR is always hiring bus drivers. If you would like a career at HSR, visit for more information.
    • Call 905-546-2489 for more information about using transit in Hamilton.

    Hamilton has a network of bike lanes across the city. You can rent a bike from many Bike Share locations. To learn more, visit


Accessible Vehicle Rentals, Wheelchair In Motion

Wheelchair In Motion
1026 S Coast Dr, Selkirk, ON N0A 1P0, Canada

Offers rentals of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Daily, weekly, and monthly rental available. Limited distance delivery and pick up is available, contact for more details. 

Ancaster Community Services Assisted Volunteer Driving

Ancaster Community Services
300 Wilson St E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2B9, Canada

This program is designed to support Ancaster clients who have limited or no means of transportation to get to and from medical and/or professional appointments within the Ancaster/Dundas/Hamilton area.   This program relies on volunteers to drive seniors to medical (or medical related) appointments and bring them home.  Medical appointments take priority over professional appointments.  

Canadian Red Cross Society Transportation Services

Canadian Red Cross, Hamilton Branch
1343 Sandhill Dr #100, Ancaster, ON L9G 4V5, Canada

Offers door-to-door transportation to appointments for those with limited to no access to transportation. A caregiver may travel with the client at no extra cost. A minimum of 3 days notice is requested in order to book.  

Cancer Assistance Program Transportation Services

Cancer Assistance Program
905-383-9797 ext. 106,
555 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L8V 1A8, Canada

Transportation is available, free of charge, to and from cancer-related medical appointments. All rides coordinated through CAP’s Drive & Ride program are provided by compassionate and trained volunteers.

DARTS Transit

HSR Public Transit
905-529-1212 (ATS), 905-529-1717 (DARTS),
71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5, Canada

Accessible, shared-ride service providing door-to-door transportation for registered passengers who are unable to use regular HSR buses due to physical or functional limitations or health conditions. Participants must register with Accessible Transportation Services (ATS), a department of the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR).

Dundas Community Services Assisted Transportation Services

Dundas Community Services
2 King St W Suite 3A, Dundas, ON L9H 6Z1, Canada

A non-emergency, door-to-door transportation service. Volunteer drivers accompany clients to and from medical appointments and grocery shopping.

Glanbrook Community Services Volunteer-Assisted Transportation

Glanbrook Community Services
4280 Binbrook Rd, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0, Canada

Glanbrook Community Services provides participants with transportation services to medical appointments, dental appointments, errands, to visit friends, grocery and general shopping. Drivers will wait and can assist participants with purchases. Out-of-town trips may be arranged upon request, some restrictions apply. 

Hamilton Bike Share Service

Hamilton Bike Share
126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J5, Canada

Social bicycle sharing program using 'smart bike' technology, offering many stations throughout the city. Bikes can be booked or used as needed. An interactive map of stations is available on website and as a downloadable app. More details are available on the website.

Hamilton is also home to the Everyone Rides Initiative (ERI) which is committed to equity in cycling and removes the barriers that prevent people from accessing bikes and cycling as an option for transportation and fun! The ERI works to make Hamilton Bike Share more equitable through:

  • Bike access
  • Subsidization
  • Education
  • Outreach

Hamilton Cycling Committee

City of Hamilton, Planning and Economic Development Department, Transportation Planning and Parking Division
905-546-2424 ext. 7535,
71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5, Canada

The committee mandate includes:

  • advising City Council, through the Public Works committee, on all matters related to cycling
  • monitors the implementation of the Hamilton Cycling Plan
  • encourages and participates in planning for bicycling facilities

The committee encourages citizens to cycle instead of drive. Offers education on the benefits and necessities of cycling, and integrates the work area of municipal bicycle committees. 

HSR Customer Centre Services

HSR Public Transit
36 Hunter St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8, Canada

Provides current information for all schedules, routes, and fares. Purchase tickets, passes, and reload PRESTO cards. Some transit passes for eligible residents are available at a discounted fee. Phone line accepts comments and complaints about HSR services, suggestions, and lost and found. Visit website for details.  

Life Long Care Program

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
34 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7, Canada

Provides community support services to urban Indigenous clients, regardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail, or elderly. 

Services include:

  • friendly visiting
  • security checks/reassurance service
  • congregate dining
  • transportation 
  • Aboriginal support

Non-Emergency Ambulance Booking Services

Ontario Ministry of Health
282 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 1G2, Canada

Provides ambulances for non-emergency medical transfers.

SE Health Transportation Services

SE Health
1525 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON L8W 3P8, Canada

Provides transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping, banking, errands, or other activities.

Seniors for Seniors Driver Companions

Spectrum Health Care
1-800-889-9482, 905-572-6162
21 Hunter St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8, Canada

Provides driver companions to transport and accompany older adults to and from medical appointments, shopping centres, grocery stores, visiting friends, and other errands. Companions use their personal vehicles and can accommodate seniors with cognitive impairments, walkers, and collapsible wheelchairs. 

Stoney Creek Seniors Outreach Services

605 ON-8, Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5G2, Canada

Non-profit community organization that assists seniors and disabled persons to remain independent and in their homes. Services include: 

  • Transportation services: volunteer drivers will provide transportation to medical appointments, shopping, hair appointments, etc. within the Greater Hamilton Area
  • Household services: assistance with minor home repairs, yard work, or housekeeping
  • Snow removal

Taxi Scrip Program

HSR Public Transit
905-529-1212 ext. 1, 905-679-7305,
71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5, Canada

Provides subsidized rides for people with disabilities through regular and accessible taxis. Coupons are sold in books that contain $40 value in vouchers, and participants may purchase up to three books each month.

Trans-Cab Service

HSR Public Transit
905-525-2583 (Blue Line Taxi), 905-546-2489 (HSR Trip Planning)
71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5, Canada

A shared-ride taxi service between the HSR and local taxi providers. This service is offered in parts of Glanbrook (routes 20, 27, 35, and 44) and Stoney Creek (routes 2, 55, and 55A) where buses do not currently provide service. 

Universal Motion Adapted Vehicle Services

Universal Motion
549 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 6S3, Canada
1337 London Rd, Sarnia, ON N7S 1P6, Canada

Universal Motion provides wheelchair van rentals, repairs, and conversions.

Victorian Order of Nurses Transportation Services

Victorian Order of Nurses Hamilton
414 Victoria Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5G8, Canada

Provides transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments, grocery shopping, adult day programs, to run errands, or to other appointments or social outings. Program is delivered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a minimum of 3 business days' notice is required.

Wheels for Seniors, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre
905-544-4320 ext. 212, 905-544-4320 ext. 234,
678 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1K2, Canada

Provides medical transportation to Indigenous seniors, those with early on-set aging, and those with complex physical disabilities. Clients can be picked up and dropped off to any medical appointments within the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Home and Community Care Support Services catchment area.

Wheels of Hope Transportation Services

Canadian Cancer Society for Hamilton, Brant-Norfolk Community
1-866-786-3934, 1-888-939-3333,
328 Mountain Park Ave, Hamilton, ON L8V 4X2, Canada

Assists eligible clients with their short-term travel to attend their cancer-specific medical appointments or supportive care services delivered by a professional recognized by Ontario's Health Care System.  Services available to individuals or a whole family.  Opportunities for volunteer drivers are available and drivers are reimbursed for their expenses.