Planning Your Trip 

Specify the Origin and the Destination by entering: 

  • an address, e.g. 13401 108 
  • an intersection, e.g. COLUMBIA and 8, or COLUMBIA @ 8 OR 
  • a landmark, e.g. Lonsdale Quay 
Tip: If you are having difficulty matching your address or intersection, try omitting unit/suite numbers, street suffixes (i.e. St., Ave., Pl.) and/or directional indicators (i.e. N, S, E, W).

To search for landmarks, click on Landmarks tab and choose a category from the drop-down list. This is useful if you do not know the name of the landmark you are looking for. 

If the information that you enter can be interpreted in more than one way, a list of possible matches is returned, so that you can choose the one you want and proceed. 

Note: If you are having problems with a specific location, please try entering it using the address. 

Enter a Date/Time for departure or arrival 

and whether you want to Depart or Arrive at the time of day specified. 

By default, Trip Planning assumes that your request is made for today, departing at a time close to the current time . The Date displayed is the date your 'Trip Planning' results will be based on. Date selection is important as the Trip Planner provides different levels of service on different days. A trip valid on a given weekday may not be available on the weekend, or on a future weekday after a seasonal service change. 

Enter the Time of day you want to travel. 

Trip Planning will find itineraries based on the exact time provided. Remember times at some stops are estimated based on normal conditions and actual times may vary slightly. Please allow sufficient walking time to/from your Origin/Destination. 

Select Options 

The Sort Results by drop-down menu enables you to optimize your itinerary search results by: 

  • Min Trip Time - sorts itineraries by the shortest trip 
  • Min Number of Transfers - sorts itineraries by the fewest transfers 
  • Min Walking Distance - sorts itineraries by the shortest walking distance 

The Fares information can be found here: http://www.sunmetro.net/fares/fare-information


Trip Planning Result 

The result of your trip planning appears in tabs as options. For instance, Option 1 Leaving at 2:35p 37 min, Option 2 Leaving at 2:30p 37min, etc. 

Itinerary options are sorted and displayed according to the selection specified previously (Min Number of Transfers, Min Duration or Min Walking Distance). These options were selected in the Sort results by drop-down menu Trip Planning. 

Clicking on each tab displays the details of the selected itinerary with the following format: 

  • Origin - Where you are leaving from 
  • Stops and Routes for each leg of your trip 
  • Destination - Where you are going to 
  • Time & Walking Distance - Total duration of the trip & The approximate walking distance 
  • The applicable fare 
  • Disruptions - If any issues reported for the routes and stops of your trip 

Please note: Itineraries may vary from one day to the next and may change with each service change. Weekday and weekend service levels may be different and Trip Plans available today may not be available every day. 

The map on the right displays the origin and destination including the path you will travel to your final destination.