Alternative Transportation

Ride share programs can reduce campus traffic by providing students, faculty and staff a convenient tool to find other willing to share the commute. As a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) campus, Lakehead actively promotes the use of public transit (U-Pass) and carpooling. 

Transit to/from Lakehead Thunder Bay

Transit Services provides public transit within the City of Thunder Bay city limits. Thunder Bay Transit conventional buses are 100% accessible with low-floors, ramps, a kneeling feature, on-board stop announcements, and priority and courtesy seating. Trip planning features include Thunder Bay Transit schedules and mapsNextLift, and Google Maps.

Stop times are also available by calling Transit Services customer service at (807) 684-3744. 

Please board the bus through the front door and exit by the rear door. Customers requiring mobility assistance or using the bike racks may exit by the front door.

Learn more about Fares and Passes

Transit to/from Lakehead Orillia

Orillia Transit

All full-time undergraduate students have access to Orillia City Transit, which operates seven days a week. Please get your City Transit sticker (U-Pass) through LUSU in order to access buses by showing your Lakehead University Student Card.

The City of Orillia Operates municipal bus services with pick-up and drop-off at 500 University Avenue. 

Find details here and the City of Orillia Transit Schedule here

Simcoe County LINX
Simcoe County LINX is a conventional public transit system that links major urban hubs and local transit services in the County of Simcoe. Find more information on routes and fares at

Ontario Northland
Bus service from Toronto to Barrie and Orillia. Students are eligible for a discounted fare.  Please check online for schedules and fares.

GO Transit
Although GO Transit does not provide direct access from Barrie to Orillia, they do have train and bus services from Toronto to Barrie, which can connect to Northland and Hammond transportation. Check schedules and fares here. 

Taxi Services

Roach's Yellow Taxi

Diamond Lacey's Taxi


Able Taxi 

All Canadian Taxi

Orillia Taxi