Reduced Fares

OC Transpo offers free and reduced fares on the bus and O-Train for some customers with disabilities.

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Free transit for customers who are blind and visually impaired

  • Registered CNIB customers can use their CNIB one-piece photo ID card as a full-fare transit pass on all routes except Para Transpo.
  • Customers with guide dogs can also use their one-piece Attorney-General of Ontario Guide Dog photo ID card as a full-fare transit pass on all routes except Para Transpo.
  • These cards are not accepted on STO (Société de transport de l'Outaouais).

Fare special for Senior riders (65+)

  • All-day on Wednesdays, senior riders aged 65 + ride free of charge on all routes except Para Transpo.
  • You do not need to tap your PRESTO cards on buses on Wednesdays but you DO need to tap to go through fare gates at O-Train stations.
  • Seniors who pay-per-ride with cash or PRESTO will save on regular-fare routes.
  • As well, a discounted monthly pass is available for seniors who are 65 +.
  • The Shopper Routes 201-205 are free of charge also.

Learn more about seniors fares

Discounted Community Pass for ODSP recipients and Access Pass for Para Transpo customers

The discounted Community Pass reduces the cost of transit for:

  • Ottawa residents who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits

For other registered Para Transpo customers who also ride OC Transpo bus and train service, the Access pass can offer savings. The pass offers full fare on OC Transpo bus and train services, and a one third discount from the single-ride fare for trips on Para Transpo. If you are a Para Transpo customer who never uses OC Transpo bus and train service, you should not purchase the Access pass as it will not offer any savings.

Learn More about discount Community and Access passes

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