The City of Regina's Transit services provide safe, reliable, affordable and accessible transportation for residents and visitors through a regularly scheduled, fixed-route transit system. The city bus also makes an excellent playspace! Taking children on the bus is not only a practical, environmentally friendly, and more affordable transportation option but provides children with a wonderful and exciting experience. Consider just taking your child on the bus-with no destination in mind-and allow them to enjoy the human interactions, large windows, freedom from seatbelts and carseats, and real experience of an iconic thing that goes. Children may be worn, in strollers, on your lap, or in their own seat (if appropriate). Children under four years old ride the bus for free. For information on other fares and passes please click here.
The following information is quoted directly from the City of Regina's "Riding With Us" webpage. Safe Bus: The Safe Bus program is a community partnership between the Regina Transit, Regina Crime Stoppers, and the Regina Police Service. The Safe Bus program provides a safe space for anyone who needs help. If you are lost, hurt or in trouble, flag down a Regina Transit bus or get on at any bus stop. Teach your children that if they are lost, cold, frightened or hurt, they can hold up their hand (palm facing out) in the direction of an approaching bus to signal the driver that they need help. Bus operators are trained to recognize this as a sign of distress and will stop to help your child. You can download Regina Transit’s Safe Bus Colouring and Activity Book to help explain the Safe Bus program to your child. Trained transit personnel have direct access to 9-1-1 and you DO NOT need to pay a fare to get help through the Safe Bus program.
Night Stop: The Night Stop program allows you to get off the bus between regular stops on your route, so you don’t have to walk as far to your destination. To request the Night Stop service:
Inform your driver that you wish to get off at a different location at least one bus stop before your regular stop. You don’t have to ring the bell.
Remain near the front of the bus until the driver finds a safe place to open the door and let you off. In some instances, this may not be the exact spot you requested.
Exit the bus from the front door
The City of Regina has many tools to make your trip seamless and efficient: Transit live provides real-time schedules and route updates for your next trip. Click here for some schedules and routes to help you plan a trip. You can also text your 4 digit bus stop number to 306 596-6136 and you will receive an instant reply with the time of arrival of the next bus.
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.