Load your Compass Card online at compasscard.ca, at a Compass Vending Machine, or visit the West Coast Express office on the second floor of Waterfront Station.
Customers can use a Compass Card or Compass Ticket to travel on West Coast Express (WCE).
Customers with Compass Cards can load products onto their card online, by phone, at a Compass Vending Machine located in each of the WCE stations, or in person at either the WCE Customer Service Centre (Waterfront Station, second floor) or the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium–Chinatown Station.
Customers can purchase Compass Tickets from Compass Vending Machines located in each of the WCE stations with cash, a credit or debit card, or using Stored Value on their Compass Card.
||TO OR FROM WATERFRONT||TO OR FROM OTHER STATIONS|
|COMPASS FARE TYPE||3 Zones: Moody Centre, Coquitlam Central, Port Coquitlam||4 Zones: Pitt Meadows, Maple Meadows, Port Haney||5 Zones: Mission City||1-2 Zones: Travel within a single zone or between adjacent zones||3 Zones: 3 Zone travel across WCE (e.g., Mission City to Moody Centre)|
|COMPASS TICKETS / TAP TO PAY (Cash)|
|Concession One Way||$4.45||$5.70||$7.70||$3.45||$4.45|
|Adult Return Ticket||$14.50||$17.75||$23.75||$11||$14.50|
|Concession Return Ticket||$9||$11.25||$15.25||$7||$9|
|WCE Daily Parking: $3||WCE Monthly Parking: $60|
WCE Compass Products
Calendar Monthly Passes can be loaded on a Compass Card and are best for regular riders.
In order to load a Monthly Pass, you need to have a Compass Card. Monthly Passes are transferrable and valid for an entire calendar month. Visit our Where to Buy page for information on where to get a Compass Card, and how to load it with the fare product of your choice.
You can pre-purchase your next month's pass through all channels (online, at a Compass Vending Machine, by phone, or in person) starting on the 20th of each month until the 15th of the next. You can purchase a Monthly Pass at any time online. Your credit card will be charged at the time of purchase, and passes are activated the first time you tap during the pass period for which your pass is valid (typically on the first of the month). Monthly Passes are not pro-rated for purchase at any point.
Stored Value can be loaded on a Compass Card and is best for occasional riders who make one or two trips per day.
Return Passes (also called a DayPass) are best for occasional WCE riders who make more than two trips per day (for example, you also use conventional transit during the day or evening). You can load up to three Return Passes on your Compass Card and use them at your convenience.
Return Tickets are best for occasional WCE riders who make more than two trips per day (for example, you also use conventional transit during the day or evening) and don't have a Compass Card. These can be purchased at Compass Vending Machines.
Single-ride Compass Tickets are dispensed at Compass Vending Machines and are best for customers who occasionally use WCE and don't have a Compass Card.
Applicable to any trip made by anyone over 13 years of age who doesn’t have a high school student ID, CNIB ID Compass Card, HandyCard, War Amputee Pass, or BC Bus Pass.
Eligible for HandyCard holders, BC Bus Pass holders, seniors 65 years and older and youth 14 to 18 years with valid photo identification proving age, and children 5 to 13 years. Children under 5 years ride free when accompanied by a passenger possessing Proof of Payment (maximum 4 children).
CNIB Pass holders
Free / No Fare Required. CNIB pass holders residing in Metro Vancouver can ride free on WCE.
A U-Pass BC gives post-secondary students access to bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain services within Metro Vancouver, as well as discounts on West Coast Express.
U-Pass BC customers can purchase a Monthly Pass for WCE at the West Coast Express office (Waterfront Station, second floor), the Compass Customer Service Centre (Stadium–Chinatown Station) or by calling 604.398.2042. Starting July 2019, The WCE U-Pass BC Monthly Pass will be $100.
Transferring from West Coast Express
West Coast Express fare products can transfer to, and between, bus, SeaBus, and SkyTrain within the designated time periods for transfers and in-system times at no extra charge.
Effective Dec. 1, 2015, WCE customers are required to pay for travel to and from the Central Fraser Valley Transit system.
Transferring to West Coast Express
If you’re transferring from bus, SeaBus, or SkyTrain using Stored Value, a Monthly Pass, DayPass, Tap to Pay, or a Single Fare (Compass Ticket) you’ll receive the corresponding one-zone fare credit toward your WCE fare.
If you’re travelling on a Stored Value fare, you’ll receive credit at the Stored Value rate. If you're travelling on a cash fare, you'll receive credit at the cash rate.
Conventional Monthly Pass and DayPass holders pay the West Coast Express AddFare. Make sure you have enough Stored Value on your Compass Card before you start travelling, to cover the cost of upgrading.