Find a Ride

SWNT’s services are open to all members of Shelburne County. We offer transportation both inside and outside of the County.

Pre-Booked
Due to our small fleet and the long distances that many of our riders need to travel to access medical care (which can bring a vehicle and driver out of Shelburne County for a whole day!), it’s important that all trips be booked as far in advance as possible (up to noon the business day before travel) to help us accommodate requests!

Door-to-Door
In communities as geographically spread out as those of Shelburne County, having bus stops is simply impractical. That’s why SWNT is pleased to offer door-to-door transportation; we can pick you up at your home and deliver you directly to your destination!

Supportive
If you have mobility challenges or require wheelchair accessibility, please let us know at the time of booking so we can do our best to match you with the vehicle that will be easiest for you to enter and exit!

We offer service throughout all of Shelburne County, with out-of-County travel available for medical appointments and other essential services not offered locally..

To book a service please use one of the following:

Phone
902-637-2572
(toll free 844-637-2572)
Email
[email protected]
Dispatch Hours
10am to noon, Monday – Friday

Bookings must be requested by noon at least one full business day in advance. The sooner you request a trip, the more time we have to accommodate your request. If emailing your request, please note your booking is not confirmed until we contact you back.

Leave a message about the trip you want to take, including.

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Your civic address
  • Where you would like to go
  • The date and time you need to be there
  • Any other important details about the trip
  • Whether or not you require wheelchair accessibility or have other mobility challenges we should be aware of.

A staff member will call or email you back as soon as possible to let you know if a ride is available, and to make any final arrangements. At that time you will also be informed of the cost of the trip.

On the day of your trip, you will be picked up at your door by a fleet van or car, or by a volunteer driver using their own vehicle, and taken to your destination. Then you will be brought back to your door again when your trip is complete.

Ready to ride?

Request fare reduction (printable form to be returned by mail)
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Rates
One-way trips with single passengers will be charged as round trips because the cost to us is the same, however we will do our best to combine passengers whenever schedules allow. Attendants always ride free. Fares are rounded to the closest $5.

Up to 40 km: 50¢/km per passenger
Over 40 km: 50¢/km for one passenger, 30¢/km for multiple passengers

Wait times
For most non-medical trips, one-hour wait time is included in our per km fare. There are no wait time charges for medical trips.

Fare reductions
While our rates are among the lowest in the province, we understand that because of the distances our residents need to travel to even local destinations that our fares may pose a difficulty for many of our riders who are paying out-of-pocket.

Some of our riders may be eligible for fare reductions.

Request fare reduction (printable form to be returned by mail)
Download Form

We are also able to direct bill the Department of Community Services and other third party funders, and can connect riders with funding programs that may help with transportation to essential travel.

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Testimonials

“I would like to express our appreciation for the service Sou’West Nova Transit provides to our community. Their helpful, kind and friendly service is beyond any expectation. My mom started using this service when Sou’West Nova Transit first started, trying to keep her independence while living at home. Mom would tell everyone of this great new service, and I would joke with her saying, ‘If you keep telling everyone, they will be so busy you might not be able to get them when you need them!’ She was so happy and wanted to share the good fortune with others.” – Carole G