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.
Offers rentals of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Daily, weekly, and monthly rental available. Limited distance delivery and pick up is available, contact for more details.
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.
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 three (3) days notice is requested in order to book.
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.
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).
A non-emergency, door-to-door transportation service. Volunteer drivers accompany clients to and from medical appointments and grocery shopping.
The Rural Shopping Bus is a program for rural residents who do not drive or have access to public transportation. Clients must be able to board the bus independently and carry their groceries.
The bus runs bi-weekly and takes participants to the Walmart Shopping Plaza in Waterdown.
The Rural Shopping Bus is a chartered DARTS bus and runs throughout the year.
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.
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:
The committee mandate includes:
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.
Provides support services to the Indigenous community, regardless of age, who are disabled, chronically ill, frail, elderly or require acute/chronic continuum of care.
Provides ambulances for non-emergency medical transfers.
Provides transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping, banking, errands, or other activities.
Provides driver companions to transport and accompany older adults to and from medical appointments, shopping centres, grocery stores, the bank, cottages, social events or family and friend’s homes.
Non-profit community organization that assists seniors and disabled persons to remain independent and in their homes. Services include:
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.
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 provides wheelchair van rentals, repair, and conversions.
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.
A free bus service for seniors to local grocery stores every two weeks for tenants in seniors’ apartments. Pick-up locations are located throughout the city. Please call for details.
This is a partnership between Wesley, No Frills, Fortinos, and the HSR.
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.
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.