Transit

The City of Penticton's goal is to support public transit as a comfortable, affordable, safe and convenient means of local and regional transportation. Monthly transit passes are available to purchase from Berry & Smith, Safeway, London Drugs and City Hall.

Berry & Smith are open to the public and have a stock of all transit tickets, and can be reached by phoning 250-492-4042 or by going  to 301 Warren Avenue East, Penticton, V2A 3M1.

Latest Updates

Free Transit Passes for Ages 24 and Under

The City has launched a pilot project that will provide free access to BC Transit for youth aged 24 and under throughout 2024. Youth between 13 and 24 will be able receive free transit by registering at one of five locations (12 and under always ride for free). 

Umo Digital Payment System: Now Live!

BC Transit's new electronic fare payment system, Umo (pronounced "you-mo"), is now available in Penticton and throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System. This new tap system provides the choice of paying by using either the Umo mobility app or a reloadable Umo card. And yes, cash is still accepted, if preferred. 

Get the full details from BC Transit

Bus Service in Penticton

Local bus service is provided by BC Transit. You can view route information and current schedules on the BC Transit website or download Schedules and Maps for handy reference.

Penticton Transit has a modern fleet of "low floor" transit buses that are fully accessible. Buses operate seven days a week, with the exclusion of no service on Christmas Day. Sundays and statutory holidays offer limited services with the #5 and #16 routes. Full scheduling information is available on the BC Transit website.

All accessible Penticton buses (except the Naramata bus) are equipped with bike racks that can carry up to two bicycles at a time.

Additional Information

Read BC Transit's Rider Guide

Take the Bus to Kelowna

Looking for a way to get to Kelowna? BC Transit's Route 70 bus provides a service from Penticton to Kelowna at various times each day. 

Get the route map and schedule here

Other Bus Services

Bus Routes Out of Penticton

Regional buses operate through the City of Kelowna. BC Transit’s Route 70 provides bus service from Penticton to Kelowna at various times each day. For information on specific regional routes accessed via Kelowna, please consult this table.

Destination 
From Kelowna to:
Service Provider
Nelson Silver City Stage Lines Ltd.
Merritt Merritt Shuttle Bus Services
Kamloops Ebus
Vancouver

Ebus
Wilson's Transportation

Heritage Tours on the Bus

Ride Penticton's BC Transit bus routes with this guide in hand to learn about heritage landmarks along the way.