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Queen Street opening Read More

On Dec. 3, 2018, Queen street will open. Some downtown portions of Routes 6, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17, and 18 will change.

Queen Street opening: Read More

Para Transpo Eligibility Appeals Panel Read More

Para Transpo is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a Citizen Appointee to the Para Transpo Eligibility Appeals Panel for a two-year term.

Application details on ottawa.ca

Route 278 modified starting Dec. 3 Read More

We are revising Route 278 to take Longfields, Mountshannon and Oriska instead of Woodroffe. This change will add trip options for customers who use the north portion of Route 277.

Current routing New routing
Current route 278 routing New route 278 routing

Stop impacts

Route 278 will no longer service the following stops:

278 Mackenzie King 278 Riverside South
  • Woodroffe / Longfields - (1108)
  • Woodroffe / Earl Mulligan - (1084)
  • Fallowfield / Woodroffe - (4613)
  • Fallowfield / Fallowfield Station - (1344)
  • Woodroffe / Fallowfield - (4611)
  • Woodroffe / Earl Mulligan - (3515)
  • Woodroffe / Longfields - (1126)

Route 278 service will be added to the following stops:

278 Mackenzie King 278 Riverside South
  • Longfields / Woodroffe - (6604)
  • Longfields / Springbeauty - (6571)
  • Longfields / Mountshannon - (1075)
  • Mountshannon / Woodford - (1282)
  • Mountshannon / Earl Mulligan - (1280)
  • Mountshannon / Montana - (4633)
  • Oriska / Sutcliffe - (1346)
  • Oriska / Sutcliffe - (6574)
  • Mountshannon / Oriska - (1083)
  • Mountshannon / Earl Mulligan - (1086)
  • Mountshannon / St. Luke School - (1281)
  • Mountshannon / Longfields - (1283)
  • Longfields / Springbeauty - (6573)
  • Longfields / Woodroffe - (6603)

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

Increased service in Barrhaven Read More

As of Nov. 15, 2018, some additional afternoon peak-period trips on Route 95 will be extended south from Barrhaven Centre to the Minto Recreation Complex on Cambrian Road. There will be an extra morning trip provided on Route 277 from Nepean Woods. These additional trips will increase service capacity and schedule reliability for Barrhaven bus riders.

Check out the new timetables

Canada Post labour disruption could delay mail delivery Read More

Rotating strikes have begun at Canada Post. This could delay delivery of Presto cards ordered online or by phone. It may take longer to receive notification letters for the EquiPass. In this case, if you buy an adult monthly pass before you receive your letter of approval, we will credit the discounted amount to your Presto card when you set your discount. Para Transpo application documents may also take longer to send and receive. 

Impact on Presto card purchases

Rotating strikes have begun at Canada Post. This could delay delivery of Presto cards ordered online or by phone. Go to prestocard.ca for more details.
To avoid delivery delays, buy your card:

  • At a Customer Service Centre (Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans, Rideau Centre and St-Laurent)
  • At a participating retailer
  • From a ticket machine

Use our sales locations map to find a Presto vendor near you

Impact on EquiPass applicants

Rotating strikes have begun at Canada Post. This may delay the delivery of notification letters for the EquiPass Program.
If you have bought an adult monthly pass for October or November at $116.50, and are approved for the EquiPass discount during one or more of those months:

  • We will apply a credit for $58.25 per month (the discounted amount) to your Presto card when you set your EquiPass discount:
    • To set your EquiPass discount, bring your letter of approval to an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre
  • If the strikes continue, these credits will also apply for future months

Impact on Para Transpo applicants

Rotating strikes have begun at Canada Post. This may delay the delivery of application forms and customer information packages.

To get your application form:

Submit your application:

  • By fax to 613-721-2151
  • By email to Paratranspo.lifemark@lifemark.ca
  • Place it in a sealed envelope addressed to Lifemark and drop it off at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre

If you are approved for Para Transpo, your information package will be sent to the email you gave in your application. If you have not given an email address, Lifemark will provide this information by phone and send out a hardcopy by mail. Delivery of this package may be delayed.

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.

Winter service starts Sunday, Dec. 23 Read More

New winter schedules. Holiday schedules in effect from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. School trips to De La Salle on Route 9 will become new Route 609. Some peak-period trips to/from Cambrian on Route 95 become new Connexion Route 275.

Winter service starts Sunday, Dec. 23: Read More

Let OC Know

If you feel unsafe let OC Transpo know by calling Transecure or submitting an anonymous online report.

Let OC Know: Find out more

How Often Will It Come?

Trains will run every 5 minutes or less at rush hour.

How Often Will It Come?: Find out more

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