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Commuting and Transit

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Each day we commute to and from our home and workplace. We also commute for shopping, entertainment, and other services. Getting around the Municipality is an important issue for all residents. There are many ways to make your way around Clarington.

Public transportation

Public transportation includes both conventional and specialized transit services, paratransit, taxis, and intercity public transportation.

Durham Region Transit (DRT)

Durham Region Transit offers seamless travel anywhere within the Durham Region and convenient connections to GO Transit services for inter-regional travel. Bike and Ride combines cycling and DRT rack-equipped vehicles to make longer rides easier. Durham Region Transit's Specialized Services provide accessible transit service for persons with disabilities.

There are several bus routes that travel through Clarington:

  • 411 Grandview, Courtice
  • 412 Adelaide, Courtice
  • 501/502 Aspen Springs, Liberty
  • 506 Wilmot Creek, Orono, Newcastle
  • 922 Bloor/Victoria, Townline (Regional Route)

Bowmanville Park and Ride

A service connection with GO Transit is available at Bowmanville Park and Ride, located at 74 Prince William Boulevard in Bowmanville, providing riders on Route 501, 502 and 506 with direct access to the GO bus.

We encourage transit riders to check the Durham Region Transit website for the latest updates to schedules and routes.

Durham Region Transit bus passes and schedules are available at the following five locations in Clarington:

Municipal Administrative Centre
40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Courtice Community Complex
2950 Courtice Road, Courtice
Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre
49 Liberty Street North, Bowmanville
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Diane Hamre Recreation Complex
1780 Rudell Road, Newcastle
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch
163 Church Street, Bowmanville
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

GO Transit

GO Transit (rail and bus) offers regular services to most communities in the Greater Toronto Area with bus service in Clarington and rail service starting in Oshawa. The GO bus routes for Clarington are routes 90 and 91.

Presto cards are available for purchase online or at Go Transit Ticket Agencies.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail offers daily passenger service to major cities across Canada with the nearest station being in Oshawa.

Carpool lots

Carpool lots are available at four locations: Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex , Courtice Community Complex , South Courtice Arena and the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Facility.

These locations are convenient and close to major transportation routes. They are also close to GO Transit and Durham Regional Transit.

Dedicated parking spaces have been set aside for carpooling with dedicated times. We will be adding more dedicated commuter parking spaces across the Municipality in the future.

Smart Commute Durham

Smart Commute Durham provides assistance and options for carpooling, transit, walking or cycling to work. Together, we can reduce the size of our carbon footprint and lessen traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, call 1-800-372-1102 ext. 2550 or visit the Smart Commute website.

Major transportation routes

Transportation resources for commuters

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