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Charter Information

If you need transportation for a private function, consider a Saskatoon Transit Charter. Charter a bus by contacting Saskatoon Transit Charters Office by phone, fax or email. Please give us at least three business days to co-ordinate your charter.

Charter bookings are finalized in writing. Charter Bus details will be confirmed by you and Saskatoon Transit. Saskatoon Transit cannot plan and dispatch the bus if the trip details are not finalized and confirmed.

Saskatoon Transit Charters Office is open Monday to Friday, 8:09 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will respond to emails and faxes within two business days. Please phone our office if you have received no response after the two business days.

Charter Rates

Effective February 1, 2018

  Regular Peak & Weekend
Standard Charter* $145.00 $162.00
Standby Time $130.00 $190.00
Dead Head Fee (per bus)** $72.50 $81.00
Late Cancellation $130.00 $190.00
Supervisor $53.00 $80.00
Parking Meter Bagging Please Inquire
Pub Crawls Add $1000.00 Damage Deposit


*Charter service is not offered outside city limits.

**Deadhead refers to the miles and hours that a vehicles travels when out of revenue service.  This includes:

  • Leaving or returning to the garage or yard facility

  • Changing routes

  • When there is no expectation of carrying revenue passengers. 

Rate Information

The rates above are per hour. Each one-way trip is charged a minimum of 1.5 hours. Additional time is billed per minute.

Time starts from the agreed pick-up time or when the bus arrives at the pick-up location, whichever is later.  There will be no charge for any time spent waiting for the bus if the bus is late.  In addition, a deadhead fee per bus booked will be charged. 

Regular Rate Hours

  • Weekdays, 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Peak & Weekend Rate Hours

  • Weekdays: 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Weekends: 5:30 a.m. to midnight

Service is not available during peak hours from September 7 to December 3 and from January 4 to April 1. Peak times are Monday to Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Late Night & Holiday Rate Hours

  • Weekdays: Midnight to 5:30 a.m.
  • Weekends: Midnight to 5:30 a.m.
  • All Day on Statutory Holidays

Standby time is charged when bus is waiting for the customer after the agreed upon pick-up time.
Late cancellation charges are applied if the trip was dispatched. If you need to cancel a charter please cancel before 9:00 a.m. the day before the trip.
Supervisors may be needed, at Transit discretion, when a large number of buses are chartered.
Parking meters can be bagged and reserved to accommodate charter buses. Please inquire for charges associated with this service.
Pub Crawls are subject to a $1000.00 damage deposit and customers must arrange for adequate supervision.

Other Notes:
Customers booking charter trips will be charged for any damage to buses, seats, or other Transit property that occurs during the trip. Charter service may not be available at all times of day. In case of emergency conditions, Transit reserves the right to cancel any charter service.