The bank transit number is located on the bottom of the check. Every check received from a federally funded financial institution contains a bank transit number which is called a routing number.
Transit numbers, or routing numbers, contain nine numbers and no letters. The set of numbers on the right side of the check at the bottom is the routing number, and the second set of numbers is the account number. Transit numbers appear on savings and checking account statements and deposit slips. Without transit routing numbers, customers, banks and other financial institutions cannot set up or receive direct deposits.