Trip Planning Tips


The information provided below will assist you in planning your weekday trip on StAT (St. Albert Transit).  For your convenience, the information is displayed in three distinct sections:

1. Local Routes Travel advice for specific St. Albert neighbourhoods
2. Commuter Routes Travel between St. Albert and Edmonton
3. Key Destinations Travel advice for specific Edmonton locations



1. Local Routes - travel advice for specific St. Albert neighbourhoods.

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St. Albert Neighbourhoods 
North Ridge / Deer Ridge  
Oakmont / Erin Ridge
Lacombe Park / Mission
Kingswood / Woodlands / Braeside
Forest Lawn / Akinsdale / Sturgeon / Pineview / Campbell
Heritage / Grandin / Riel
Downtown St. Albert / St. Albert Road / Sturgeon Hospital

North Ridge / Deer Ridge
  • North Ridge and Deer Ridge areas are served by Routes A4, A5 and A6. 
  • Route A6 is a one-way route that operates on weekdays during peak hours only, typically at an 15-minute frequency. 
  • In the morning, Route A6 originates on Versailles Avenue, serves North Ridge, Deer Ridge and Lacombe Park East and connects to other Local Routes and Commuter Routes at the St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE). 
  • The three morning A6 trips scheduled to arrive at SACE at 6:40 a.m., 6:55 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. will continue to Downtown Edmonton as the Route 211 Super Express
  • In the afternoon, the 'A6 North Ridge' departs from the centre northbound lane at SACE, then travels through Lacombe Park East and Deer Ridge to North Ridge. 
  • Route A5 is also available to SACE in the morning peak. 
  • In the mid-day period, Routes A4 and A5 serve Deer Ridge.  During the afternoon, Deer Ridge is also served by Route A4 (in addition to the A6).
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Oakmont and Erin Ridge
  • Oakmont and Erin Ridge are served by Route A7 in the morning and Route A8 in the afternoon.
  • Connections to other Local Routes and Commuter routes are made at the St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE). 
  • Most A7 trips in the morning peak hours, will, upon arrival at the SACE, change signs and become Route 209 Government Centre
  • Mid-day service is available to these areas, from Routes A7 and A8.  In the mid-day and afternoon, residents of Oakmont and Erin Ridge benefit from not having to transfer from many commuter trips from Edmonton to St. Albert Centre. 
  • The Commuter route schedules indicate which trips continue as Route A8 in the afternoon.
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Lacombe Park and Mission
  • Lacombe Park and Mission are primarily served by Routes A4 and A5. 
  • In the morning, some Route A5 trips will continue to Edmonton as a Route 201.  At St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE) there are also connections to other Local Routes and Commuter Routes
  • In the afternoon, most Route 201 trips arriving at SACE will continue to Lacombe Park and Deer Ridge as Route A4. 
  • Route A1, which runs between SACE and the Village Transit Station, also serves the Mission area. 
  • During the mid-day period Lacombe Park East is also served by Routes A7 and A8, with Route A8 also operating during the afternoon peak period.
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Kingswood, Woodlands and Braeside
  • Local Route A9 provides peak hour service in Kingswood, Woodlands and Braeside, to and from the St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE). 
  • The morning A9 trips arriving at SACE at 6:40 a.m., 6:55 a.m., 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. will continue to Edmonton as the Route 208 Super Express
  • You can also transfer at SACE to other Local Routes and Commuter Routes
  • During the mid-day period these areas are served by Routes A9 and A11, which both run between SACE and the Village Transit Station.
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Forest Lawn, Akinsdale, Sturgeon, Pineview and Campbell
  • Local service in Forest Lawn, Akinsdale, Pineview and Campbell is provided during peak hours by Routes A10, A12 and A13, with connections at the Village Transit Station (VTS). 
  • Additionally, peak hour service is also provided by Route A9, with connections at the St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE). 
  • During the mid-day period and early evening, service is provided by Routes A9 and A11.  Both of these routes connect with other Local Routes or Commuter Routes and both VTS and SACE.
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Heritage, Grandin and Riel
  • Local service in Heritage Lakes, Grandin and Riel is provided by A1, A2, A3 and A21. 
  • During weekday peak hours Routes A2, A3 and A21 operate from the Village Transit Station (VTS), where patrons can transfer to other Local Routes or Commuter Routes
  • Route A3 serves the Grandin neighbourhood, Route A2 primarily serves Heritage Lakes, with service to Riel Business Park provided by Route A21. 
  • During the mid-day and afternoon periods, Route A1 operates between VTS and St. Albert Centre Exchange. 
  • Grandin Road is also served by Route A14 and during the mid-day period by Route 202.
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Downtown St. Albert, St. Albert Road and Sturgeon Hospital
  • Route A14 operates from the Village Transit Station (VTS) during all time periods, serving Downtown St. Albert and St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE). 
  • Most trips then continue north to serve St. Albert North and / or the Sturgeon Hospital.  Please check the A14 schedule for your specific trip. 
  • Downtown St. Albert is also served during the mid-day period by Route A11 and Route 202, and during peak periods by Route A21.
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2. Commuter Routes - travel between St. Albert and Edmonton.

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 StAT Commuter Routes
201 (Edmonton via 118 Ave)
202 (Edmonton via NAIT)
203 (University via Westmount)
204 (University Express)
205 (West Edmonton Mall)
208 (Super Express to MacEwan and Gov't Centre)
209 (Government Centre via NAIT)
211 (Super Express to Law Courts and 102 Ave.)

201 (Edmonton via 118 Ave.)

Route 201 originates at St. Albert Centre Exchange and travels on St. Albert Trail to the Village Transit Station.  It continues into Edmonton on St. Albert Trail and becomes 'express' south of the Yellowhead Trail.  There are express stops at St. Albert Trail / Dovercourt Ave., on 118 Ave. at Groat Road, 118 Ave. at 124 Street, Kingsway Ave/108 Street and then at 111 Avenue/ 102 Street by the Royal Alexandra Hospital.  From there Route 201 travels south on 101 Street into Downtown.  Bus stops are:
  • On 101 St. southbound at 108A Ave. beside the Victoria Composite School.
  • On 103 A Avenue at 100 Street
  • On 103 A Avenue at 99 Street by Edmonton City Hall
  • On 97 St. southbound at 103A Ave. beside the Law Courts building.
  • On 102 Ave. westbound at 99 St. beside Winspear Centre & opposite Canada Place,
  • On 102 Ave. westbound at 100 St. by Edmonton City Centre beside Coast Mountain Sports,
  • On 102 Ave. westbound at 101 St. by Edmonton City Centre beside TD Canada Trust Bank,
  • On 102 Ave. westbound at 103 St. by Edmonton City Centre beside The Bay,
  • On 102 Ave. westbound at 105 St.
  • On 107 St. northbound at 102 Ave.
  • On 104 Ave. westbound at 107 Street beside MacEwan (7th Street Building).

Route 201 then travels express to St. Albert via 109 Street, with a stop on Kingsway at 109 St. westbound, then on 118 Ave. at 124 Street, northbound on St. Albert Trail at 118 Ave, at Sherbrooke Ave. and the Yellowhead.  It stops at the Village Transit Station and continues to St. Albert Centre Exchange via St. Albert Trail.
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202 (Edmonton via NAIT)

Route 202 Edmonton via NAIT operates in the mid-day, afternoon and early evening on weekdays only.  It provides service to and from Downtown Edmonton and is always EASTBOUND on 102 Avenue and NORTHBOUND on 97 Street.  Many patrons in the Canada Place, Library, Century Place or Brownlee Building area will find this the route of choice to return to St. Albert in the afternoon.

Route 202 travels from St. Albert Centre Exchange to Village Transit Station via Grandin Road.  It is "in service" on St. Albert Trail to NAIT, then runs south on 109 Street with a stop beside the AMA (opposite Kingsway Mall) then eastbound on 104 Avenue at 108 Street opposite MacEwan.  Stops are then:
  • On 102 Ave. eastbound at 107 St.,
  • On 102 Ave. eastbound at 105 St.,
  • On 102 Ave. eastbound at 103 St. by the YMCA,
  • On 102 Ave. eastbound at 101 St. by the Bank of Montreal,
  • On 102 Ave. eastbound at 100 St. by the Library,
  • On 97 St. northbound at 102 Ave.,
  • On 97 St. northbound at 103 Ave. opposite the Law Courts
  • On 103 A Avenue at 99 Street westbound by Canada Post
  • On 101 Street/103 A Avenue at the Epcor Building
  • On 101 St. northbound at 108A Ave. across from the Victoria Composite School
From there, Route 202 runs 'express' with stops the Glenrose, Kingsway Transit Centre and NAIT.  Route 202 then proceeds to the Village Transit Station (VTS).  During most time periods Route 202 continues on Grandin Road to St. Albert Centre Exchange.  However, buses departing northbound from VTS between 3:31 p.m. and 6:38 p.m. will operate on St. Albert Road (not Grandin Road).  Service on Route 202 is hourly during mid-day and every 30 minutes in the afternoon peak hour.
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 203 (University via Westmount)

Route 203 is the core route from St. Albert Centre Exchange and Village Transit Station to the University of Alberta (via Westmount).  Overload trips are added when there is high demand.  On weekdays during Fall / Winter, the last trip departs from the University for St. Albert at 12:15 a.m.
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204 (University Express)

Route 204 provides non-stop express service from St. Albert to the University of Alberta.  Please note that in the morning some Route 204 trips skip the Village Transit Station.  This route operates between the months of September and April only.
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205 (West Edmonton Mall)

Route 205 operates from the Village Transit Station to West Edmonton Mall via 170 Street, 107 Avenue and 178 Street.  Customers should note that Route 205 runs 'express' on 107 Avenue and 178 Street, only using selected ETS bus stops.  Please check the Route 205 Schedule for a map indicating which stops are used.
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 208 (Super Express to MacEwan and Government Centre)

Route 208 runs 'express' from St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE) with no scheduled or permitted stops until it arrives at the bus stop eastbound on 104 Avenue opposite MacEwan.  Route 208 then makes stops on 107 Street and terminates at Government Centre.  The four morning Route 208 trips depart from the centre northbound lane at SACE.  These morning trips DO NOT STOP at Village Transit Station (VTS) but Route 208 northbound does stop at VTS in the afternoon.
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209 (Government Centre via NAIT)

Route 209 travels via NAIT to Government Centre, originating at St. Albert Centre Exchange, stopping at the Village Transit Station and on Gervais Road before running 'express' until it arrives at NAIT (on 106 Street).  Subsequent stops are at the AMA Building on 109 Street, across from MacEwan on 104 Ave. and then south on 107 Street to the Government Transit Centre.
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211 (Super Express to Law Courts and 102 Ave.)


Route 211 runs 'express' from either St. Albert Centre Exchange (SACE) or the Village Transit Station (VTS) with no scheduled or permitted stops until the Law Courts (97 Street) southbound.  It will then continue to drop off passengers at the stops westbound on 102 Avenue through Downtown Edmonton.  There are currently 3 Route 211 trips in the morning peak period departing from SACE and 2 departing from VTS.  Route 211 departures from SACE do NOT stop at VTS.

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3. Key Destinations - travel advice for specific Edmonton locations.

Returning to St. Albert:
  • Afternoon: Routes 202 and 209 (on 106 Street northbound)
  • Weeknights: Take ETS service to connect with Route 201 on Kingsway Ave. (opp. Royal Alex or beside AMA)
  • Saturday and Sunday: StAT service is on Kingsway Avenue (at 108 St. or 109 St.)
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MacEwan
  • Morning: Routes 208 and 209
  • Mid-day: Routes 201 or 202
Returning to St. Albert:
  • Afternoon: Routes 201, 208 and 209 (westbound on 104 Ave.) or Route 202 (eastbound on 104 Ave.)
  • Weeknights, Saturday and Sunday: Route 201 (westbound on 104 Ave.)
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U of A
  • All time periods: Routes 203 and 204 (Sept to April only)
Returning to St. Albert:
  • All time periods: Routes 203 and 204 from University Transit Centre and 3 westbound stops on 87 Avenue (112 St, 114 St. beside the Butterdome, 116 St.)
  • Please note, on Weeknights during May to August, take LRT to Churchill Station to connect with Route 201 beside the Winspear Centre.
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Government Centre / 107 Street Area
  • Morning peak hours (until 9:20 a.m.): Routes 208 or 209
  • Mid-day: Route 201 (northbound on 107 Street) or Route 202 (eastbound on 102 Avenue).
Returning to St. Albert:
  • Afternoon: Routes 208 and 209 (northbound on 107 Street).
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 Downtown Edmonton (Central) - City Centre
  • In all time periods Route 201 from St. Albert is westbound on 102 Avenue. 
  • Route 211 is express from St. Albert Centre Exchange or the Village Transit Station to 102 Avenue in the morning peak hour.
  Returning to St. Albert:
  • Route 201 returns to St. Albert westbound on 102 Avenue and Route 202 is eastbound on 102 Avenue in the mid-day and in the afternoon peak.
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 Downtown Edmonton (East) - Law Courts & Canada Place

  • In all time periods Route 201 from St. Albert is southbound on 97 Street stopping adjacent to the Law Courts buildings and beside the Winspear Centre westbound on 102 Avenue. 
  • Route 211 is express from St. Albert Centre Exchange or the Village Transit Station to 102 Avenue in the morning peak hour.
Returning to St. Albert:
  • Route 202 is eastbound on 102 Avenue (at the Library) and northbound on 97 Street.  Route 202 operates in the mid-day and during the afternoon peak.
  • Route 201 returns to St. Albert westbound on 102 Avenue in all time periods. 
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 Downtown Edmonton (West) - 102 St. to 105 St.

  • In all time periods Route 201 from St. Albert is westbound on 102 Avenue with stops at 103 Street and 105 Street. 
  • Route 211 is express from St. Albert Centre Exchange or the Village Transit Station to 102 Avenue in the morning peak hour. 
Returning to St. Albert:
  • Route 201 returns to St. Albert from westbound stops on 102 Avenue.
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Royal Alexandra Hospital Area

  • For travel to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, customers should use Route 201 from St. Albert Centre Exchange or Village Transit Station. 
  • Route 201 operates in all time periods - weekdays, Saturday and Sunday. 
Returning to St. Albert:
  • To return to St. Albert from the Royal Alexandra Hospital area in the midday and afternoon periods, Route 202 is westbound on 111 Avenue opposite the Royal Alex. 
  • At all other time periods (weeknights, Saturdays and Sundays) patrons are able to board the Route 201 eastbound on 111 Avenue and ride around the downtown loop. 
  • Alternatively, on weeknights, patrons may choose to use ETS service or to walk to the AMA building at Kingsway / 109 Street to connect to StAT services. 
  • Similarly, on Saturday or Sunday, some patrons may prefer to use ETS service to 118 Ave. / 124 St. to connect to StAT services.
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Kingsway Mall
  • Going to Kingsway Mall, Route 201 stops on Kingsway Ave. at 108 Street (by the A&W).
  • Routes 202 and 209 stop southbound on 109 Street (beside the AMA building).
Returning to St. Albert:
  • On weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays, board Route 201 westbound on Kingsway at 109 Street (beside the AMA building).
  • On weekday mid-day and afternoon, Route 202 is northbound at Kingsway Transit Centre.
  • On weekday afternoons, Route 209 is northbound on 109 Street (opposite AMA).
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Westmount
  • On weekdays and Saturdays, take Route 203 to / from Westmount.  On Saturdays, from 9:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., you should also take Route 203.
  • There is NO StAT service direct to Westmount early on Saturday mornings, on Saturday evenings nor on Sunday.  Please transfer to ETS services on St. Albert Trail, at Kingsway Mall or Downtown Edmonton.
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