OC Transpo News

Recent items ...

How will it change my trip? Read More

Sample days have been added to the Travel Planner using routes and schedules that are planned to operate with O‑Train Line 1.

Check out Ready for Rail trip plans and schedules

Family Day service Read More

On Monday, Feb. 18:

  • Minor schedule reductions on most routes
  • Para Transpo will provide a holiday service
    • Regular scheduled trips cancelled automatically
    • Call 613-244-7272 to book your Family Day trips on or after Feb. 11
  • OLG Sno-Bus will provide free service between Winterlude sites from 10 am to 3 pm
  • School trips will not run
  • Shopper’s Route 301 will not run
  • The DayPass ($10.50) is valid as a Family DayPass

OC Transpo holiday hours

Customer Service Centres Rideau Centre 10 am – 6 pm
Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans & St-Laurent 7 am – 6 pm
Transit Information phone line 613-741-4390 7 am – 9 pm
Customer Relations 613-842-3600 8 am – 5:30 pm

Para Transpo office hours

Para Transpo offices will be open regular hours on Feb. 18:

Customer Service 613-842-3681 9 am – 5 pm
Administration 613-244-1289
TTY 613-244-4833
8 am – 5 pm


TTY 613-244-4833
All service 9 am – 5 pm
Van-only 7 am – 5 pm

Ready for Rail 360-Degree Tour of Lyon Station Read More

OC Transpo’s Ready for Rail 360-degree tour of Lyon Station is your first look at one of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line’s 13 stations.

Ready for Rail 360-Degree Tour of Lyon Station: Read More

Rideau Stop 3A is moving on Feb. 11, 2019 Read More

On Feb. 11, 2019 at 11 am, Rideau Stop 3A will be moved to its permanent location.

Rideau Stop 3A is currently located near Dalhousie St. On Feb. 11, this stop will be moved near the pedestrian crossing between the Rideau Centre and The Bay.

There are no changes to Rideau Stop 4A.

Permanent location of Rideau Stop 3A as of Feb. 11, 2019

Ride the free OLG Sno-Bus at Winterlude! Read More

Winterlude 2019: Feb. 2 – 18, 2019

Winterlude 2019


The 41st annual Winterlude celebrations are taking place across Canada’s Capital Region. Join the festival’s iconic activities via a free ride on OLG’s Sno-Bus shuttle from Feb. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-18.

With service from Dows Lake to ByWard Market, the OLG Sno-Bus connects you with Winterlude’s cultural, artistic, and culinary events.

Check out the official Winterlude site for the full list of events and schedules.

Winterlude Event Sites

Winterlude is happening across the National Capital Region:

  • ByWard Market (Crystal Gardens)
  • Sparks Street
  • Lansdowne Park
  • Dows Lake
  • Jacques-Cartier Park North (Snowflake Kingdom)
  • And other locations across the National Capital Region

Plan your trip downtown to Winterlude with our Travel Planner. Once you’ve arrived at Winterlude, take the OLG Sno-Bus free of charge between Winterlude sites on Feb. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-18.*

*The OLG Sno-Bus shuttle only services Jacques-Cartier Park North on Family Day (Feb. 18). To reach Jacques-Cartier Park North on other weekends, transfer at Sussex Dr. to the free STO Bus-O-Neige.

Ride free on the OLG Sno-Bus

OLG Sno-Bus

Courtesy of OLG, the Sno-Bus shuttle transports riders to and from Winterlude locations for free. The OLG Sno-Bus runs on Feb. 2-3, 9-10, and 16-18.

If you're travelling with ice skates, please carry your skates in a bag or with skate guards. For everyone’s safety, you cannot board the bus wearing ice skates.

OLG Sno-Bus Pick-up Locations

OLG’s free Sno-Bus brings riders from Dows Lake to the ByWard Market along Queen Elizabeth Driveway on weekends during Winterlude. On Family Day, the OLG Sno-Bus service extends to Jacques-Cartier Park North.*

*To reach Jacques-Cartier Park North on other weekends, transfer at Sussex Dr. to the free STO Bus-O-Neige.

Pick-up locations for the OLG Sno-Bus

OLG Sno-Bus Schedule

On weekends between Feb. 2 and 18, 2019, the free OLG Sno-Bus shuttle runs every 15 to 30 minutes starting at 10am.

OLG Sno-Bus Shuttle Schedule
Day Time Period Frequency
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 30 mins
11:00 – 18:00 15 mins
18:00 – 20:00 30 mins
Sundays 10:00 – 11:00 30 mins
11:00 – 17:00 15 mins
Family Day (Feb. 18) 10:00 – 15:00 15 mins

Questions about the OLG Sno-Bus? Contact us or visit one of our Customer Service Centres for more information.

Questions about the STO Bus-O-Neige? Check out STO.ca for service information or contact a STO Customer Service Representative.

STO-OC Transpo Smart Card no longer required Read More

As of Jan. 10, 2019, riders with an OC Transpo monthly pass no longer need to tap their STO-OC Transpo Smart Card when boarding STO buses.

The STO-OC Transpo Smart Card allowed riders to use their OC Transpo pass on STO routes before 9 am. Now, there are no restrictions for OC Transpo pass holders on STO.

What should I do with my STO-OC Transpo Smart Card?

You do not need to return your STO-OC Transpo Smart Card to STO. You may keep your card as a keepsake or dispose of it.

Elgin Street renewal and detours Read More

Starting Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Elgin will be closed to traffic from Lisgar to Catherine. The closure is part of the Elgin Street Renewal project. Elgin should reopen later in 2019.

Routes 5 and 14 will be detoured. Routes 101 and 103 will not be affected.

Detour routing for Routes 5 and 14

Instead of Elgin:

  • Route 5 Billings Bridge will use Somerset, Cartier, McLeod and the Queen Elizabeth Parkway
  • Route 5 Rideau will use Queen Elizabeth Parkway, McLeod, Cartier, Somerset and Metcalfe
  • Route 14 Carlington will use Somerset, Cartier, McLeod, Metcalfe and Gladstone
  • Route 14 St-Laurent will use Cartier, Somerset, Metcalfe and Slater

Routes 101 and 103 will not be detoured.

Elgin Street map

Elgin Street renewal and detours: Read More

Future service map Read More

View the future bus and rail service map to see transit routes operating after O-Train Line 1 is open.

Future service map: Read More

Kanata Park & Ride Options Read More

Eagleson Park & Ride spots fill up fast! There are other lots just a short drive away.

Kanata Park & Ride Options: Read More

Old bus tickets have expired and have no value Read More

You can no longer use or trade in leftover old paper bus tickets.

Make the switch to Presto today!

Non-Presto fares sold from ticket machines are active right away Read More

You can use Single-ride tickets and DayPasses, including those for 3, 5 and 7 days, to ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO as soon as you buy them up until they expire. You’ll find the expiry date and time in bold text on the front of each ticket. You can’t buy these fares in advance. Use Presto to pre-pay your fares. Presto funds and passes are stored on your card until you tap onto a reader.

All you need to know about PRESTO

  • How to use
  • Features
  • User tips

Where Will I Buy My Fare?

Ticket machines at all O-Train stations will provide a full range of fare payment options.

Where Will I Buy My Fare?: Find out more

School Board PRESTO cards

Check to see if you qualify before buying a pass


Some students will receive a free transit pass through their school

Contact your school board to see if you’re eligible

E-mail this page