Durham (region, Ontario)Greater Toronto Area of Ontario.
- (town) — local government seat of Regional Municipality of Durham
- (town) — including Newcastle and Bowmanville
- (township) — including Zephyr
phone: +1 416-869-3200GO Transit operates train and bus service from Toronto, and has four train stations and one bus terminal in Durham Region, all with local connections to Durham Region Transit:
Oshawa Bus Terminaladdress: 47 Bond St WGO Transit and Greyhound buses.
Oshawa Train StationGO Transit and Via Rail trains.
Whitby GO Stationaddress: Brock St SGO Transit trains and buses.
Ajax GO stationaddress: 100 Westney Rd SGO Transit trains and buses.
Pickering GO Stationaddress: 1322 Bayly StGO Transit trains.
Durham Region Transit is the main operator of public transit providing 50 bus routes across the region. The 900 "Pulse" route operates as frequently as every 10 minutes during peak times and operates along Highway 2 from Scarborough to downtown Oshawa. Most other routes run every 30 min, with some busier routes running every 15-20 minutes.
If paying by cash, ask the driver for a transfer to avoid an extra fare when changing DRT buses. If paying by Presto, the transfer info is stored on the card after you tap in. A fare is valid for two hours of travel.
If transferring from GO Transit to DRT to complete a trip, a greatly discounted DRT fare is available. For Presto cardholders, just tap your card on both transit systems to get the discount which is calculated at the end of the trip. With Presto, the discount is also available to transfer from DRT to GO Transit. If paying cash on DRT, the discounted fare is available if you show your GO Transit ticket to the DRT bus driver when you pay the fare in exact cash.
The first digit of the three-digit bus route number indicates the municipality: 1 Pickering, 2 Ajax, 3 Whitby, 4 Oshawa/Courtice, 5 Clarington, 9 Regional routes.
OtherThe Uber ride service is available in the region.
Durham is one of the safest regions in Canada, so there should be no safety problems.