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Community discount

Transit fares effective Jan 1, 2019

Per trip

Community discount per trip
Presto Community e-Purse $1.75
ParaPay Community e-Purse $1.75
Presto Access e-Purse $3.45

Per month

Community discount per month
Presto monthly Community Pass $43.25
ParaPay monthly Community Pass $43.25
Presto monthly Access Pass $43.25

On Para Transpo trips, Access Pass holders need to pay a fare top-up of $2.30 cash.

Community Discount Changes

New Community single-ride fare

  • Community e-Purse fare ($1.75 in 2019) is half the cost of the regular fare
  • Discount available on Presto and ParaPay only
  • Monthly Community pass still best value for frequent riders

The Community pass used to be available to either Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients or Para Transpo customers. The Community fare type is now available only to ODSP recipients.

Community Discount eligibility

In order take advantage of Community Discount, you need to:

  • Receive benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Live in Ottawa

Getting your discount set up

  1. Fill in the appropriate pass application form:
  2. Bring your completed application to an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre along with the following documents:
Application documents
Community Discount applicants Access Pass applicants
Valid photo ID (for example, age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport) Valid photo ID (for example, age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport)
Current ODSP document that includes your member number and your name (for example, an original or photocopy of a benefit cheque stub) Para Transpo registration number
PRESTO Card (if you have one) PRESTO Card (if you have one) — You can buy a PRESTO card on-site for $6.00, plus a minimum load of $10.00.

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.

Community & Access passes on Para Transpo

Required top-ups

Access Pass holders need to pay a top-up to ride Para Transpo:

Access pass per-ride top-up
Regular (urban) fare zone $2.30

In the rural zone, both Community and Access pass holders must pay a flat-rate of $9.25.