St. John's and surrounding areas offer a variety of transportation options. Below are several transportation options to help you decide which mode may work for you.
Metrobus is the public transit system that services the cities of St. John’s and Mount Pearl. The cash fare for adults and seniors is $2.50 ($2.00 for child), monthly passes are also available. Some routes offer wheelchair accessible service and free Wifi.
There are 11 bus routes that stop at Memorial (routes 1, 2, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 24, 26). Locations of bus stops on or near the St. John’s campus include in front of the University Centre, near the Health Sciences Centre, on Elizabeth Avenue and on Allandale Road.
For further information on bus passes, routes and schedules, visit the Metrobus website.
The City of St. John's also provides a para-transit service for those with disabilities. GoBus operates only within the cities of St. John's and Mount Pearl. Additional information is available in the Living in St. John's section of the City of St. John’s website.
Several Taxi companies operate within St. John’s and surrounding areas. These companies operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Taxi meter rates start at $3.75. A non-smoking taxi and a child car seat can be requested. In addition to cash, most taxi companies accept credit card. All taxis operating in St. John's are licensed and inspected by the City of St. John's. For a list of taxi companies, see "Taxis" in the Yellow Pages.
All motor vehicle drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador must have a valid provincial driver’s license and have their vehicle registered. If you are already in possession of a Driver's Licence from another jurisdiction within Canada, or from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria or the Republic of Korea, you may simply exchange your licence, within three months of arriving, for a Newfoundland licence provided certain criteria are met.
Information on the process of obtaining a licence, documents required and application forms are available at the Service NL website.
The Service NL website also contains important information about obtaining a Driver's licence for new drivers, the Road User's Manual, and information about Medical testing.
Cycling is another popular method to get to and move around the city, particularly in the spring, summer and fall months. Cycle lanes can be found throughout the city. Visit here for more on cycling in St. John’s.
Click here for information on bike racks and bike lockers on campus.