Public Transit

Bus Service


  • Metrobus is the public transit system that services the cities of St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Metrobus is currently piloting a program for various areas in the town of Paradise.
  • The cash fare per adult is $2.50, monthly passes are also available. Some routes offer accessible service and free Wifi.
  • 11 bus routes stop at Memorial (routes 1, 2, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 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 Allandale Road.

For further information on bus passes, routes and schedules, visit the Metrobus website.

Metrobus on demand

Metrobus On Demand is a pilot shared-ride service that lets riders request trips in real-time through a mobile app or over the phone by selecting a pickup point and destination, during peak times, and in frequently travelled areas, paying the same as regular Metrobus fare. For more information about this program please click here


The Metrobus also provides a go Bus facility for persons with disabilities and those who are unable to access conventional transit. Please see this link for the eligibility criteria and application process.


  • 25 stops across Newfoundland from St. John’s to Port aux Basques.
  • DRL also carries parcels and letters and offers charters and tours.
  • For more information, please visit:



  • Taxi companies and Uber 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 cards.
  • Uber Cab services, can be used to check the estimated fare using their app and even book in advance.


Company Name

Telephone Number


Uber app

Avalon Taxi


Bugden's Taxi


Casino Taxi

*accessible and available upon request


City Wide Taxi


Independent Taxi NL


Jiffy Cabs


Newfound Cabs

*accessible taxis are available

15 passenger buses available for hire


North West Taxi


Valley Cabs




Car Rentals

Different companies to choose from depending on your trips



Motor vehicles and cycling

Motor Vehicles

  • 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 License from another jurisdiction within Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria or the Republic of Korea, you may exchange your license, within three months of arriving, for a Newfoundland license provided certain criteria are met.

Information on the process of obtaining a license, documents required and application forms Please see this link.

The Service NL website also contains important information about obtaining a Driver's license 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 for more info on cycling in St. John’s.
  • For information on bike racks and bike lockers on campus, click here.