About the Access pass
The Access pass offers full fare on OC Transpo bus and train services. On Para Transpo trips, the pass will let you save one-third of the single-ride fare. The Access pass is the same price as the Community pass. It can offer savings for Para Transpo customers who also ride OC Transpo bus and train service.
If you are a Para Transpo customer who never uses OC Transpo, you should not buy the Access Pass. The pass will not offer you any savings.
Access pass eligibility
In order take advantage of Access discount, you need to:
- Be a registered Para Transpo customer
- Live in Ottawa
Helpful tips for customers
The Access pass may be a good option if you:
- Are a Para Transpo customer who uses a combination of OC Transpo and Para Transpo services
- Only use OC Transpo bus and train services in a given month
Whether the Access pass offers savings depends on your travel choices each month.
Best value pass for you
|Access pass||Adult pass|
You cannot buy an Access pass through ParaPay. Instead, purchase your Access pass on a Presto card. This will allow you to use your pass on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train. You will need to set your discount at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.
How to use Presto
Learn how to load money onto your Presto card, register your card, and use your card to ride transit.
Transit fares effective Oct. 1, 2019
|Presto monthly Access Pass||$43.25|
In the rural zone, Access pass holders must pay a flat-rate of $9.50.
Getting your discount set up
- Fill in the appropriate pass application form:
- Bring your completed application to an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre along with the following documents:
- Valid photo ID (for example, age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport)
- Para Transpo registration number
- PRESTO Card (if you have one) — You can buy a PRESTO card on-site for $6.00.
Access passes on Para Transpo
Access Pass holders need to pay a top-up to ride Para Transpo:
|Regular (urban) fare zone||$2.40|
Don’t let your discount expire!
To make sure you don't lose your discount, visit us at a Customer Service Centre before the expiration date to renew your Discount.