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Show your PRESTO card on March 21st for free admission! Read More

Three different PRESTO cards Join the Ottawa Home & Garden Show’s opening day free of charge on Thurs. March 21st, 2019 with your PRESTO card. From Noon to 9 pm, show your PRESTO card at the door for free admission.

The Ottawa Home & Garden Show is running from March 21st to March 24th. For further event details, visit ottawahomeshow.com.

Getting to the Ottawa Home & Garden Show

The Home & Garden Show is happening at the EY Centre at 4899 Uplands Dr. Bus routes 97 and 197 service the EY Centre; use our Travel Planner to plan your route to and from the event.

The Regional pass will only be accepted on OC Transpo until March 31 Read More

Regional pass holders: to continue riding our buses and the O-Train on or after April 1, please pay with cash or get a Presto card.

How to buy and load your Presto card

Ready for Rail 360-Degree Tour of an O-Train Line 1 Train Read More

OC Transpo’s Ready for Rail 360-degree tour of a light rail vehicle is a look at the interior of the vehicle that will service O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line.

Ready for Rail 360-Degree Tour of an O-Train Line 1 Train: Read More

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

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

Recent stop changes downtown Read More

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

Route 12 Blair now starts on Metcalfe at Sparks instead of on Queen at Metcalfe.

Rideau Stop 3A was previously located near Dalhousie St. On Feb. 11, this stop was 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

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.


Courtesy and Respect

Transit is a shared space and everyone is entitled to a safe and harassment-free ride.

How Will I Transfer?

Fare-paid zone at the major connection stations - Hurdman, Blair, Tunney’s Pasture and Bayview - will let transferring customers bypass the fare gate.

How Will I Transfer?: Find out more
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Park & Ride

Leave the driving to us!

Over 3,000 spaces are free to use at Park & Ride locations across the city.

Park & Ride: Find out more

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