Getting Around Brantford
Brantford has a regular bus system between the hours of 6am-6pm for the price of $2 one way and less for children. If you need to get around by bus after those hours, you're in luck.
Brantford Transit's Dial-A-Bus service is unique. All that you need to do is call a Dial-A-Bus dispatcher at 753-3847, at least 1/2 hour before you wish to travel.
They will schedule your trip with other trips and give you an approximate time that the bus will pick you up. You will then be dropped off at your destination. In most cases, the bus will have other pick-ups and drop-offs along the way.
This is a great idea for people who need to get around after normal bus hours (6pm) and much cheaper than a taxi, as long as you don't mind a little extra waiting time.
Update Your Maps & General Knowledge
Like many cities, Brantford has its own number of frustrating one way streets, but to locals they are quite tolerable. Even if you are not from the area you should be able to catch on quickly and safely. Most are located within the downtown district such Dalhousie Street and Colborne Street.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with our driving signs and laws if coming from outside of the country.
At a traffic stoplight, it is okay to make a right hand turn on a red light - unless unsafe to do or otherwise posted.
Particularly, take extra care around more complex intersections such as the one where Brant Avenue meets St. Paul Avenue, as well as where Wayne Gretzky Parkway meets Lynden Road.
Be sure the map of Brantford you are toting around with you is updated! In the last few years the city has really re-arranged the North End in the Lynden Park Mall district.
Brantford is easily accesible...
Brantford is easily accesible from Hwy 403. It's located between Hamilton and Woodstock. The Greyhound bus also goes to and from Brantford and the station is located on Darling Street.
You can use the Brantford bus (which I never do because I drive) or they also have this thing called dial-a-bus. It'll pick you up anywhere and drop you off anywhere. I've heard some complaints about this though.
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