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Where will I buy my fare? Read More

Every O-Train station on the Confederation and Trillium Line will feature intuitive and accessible ticket machines that will allow you to buy a new Presto card, load your Presto card, or buy a single-ride ticket or DayPass. Our audio-visual Customer Help Points will connect you with an OC Transpo customer service agent who can answer all your fare-related questions.

Learn more about the Confederation Line on our new Ready for Rail web section

Transitway extended west to Moodie on Dec. 17 Read More

The Transitway is being extended west from Holly Acres to Moodie. This will create better connections to Carling Campus and reduce transit time between Kanata and Bayshore. Routes 61, 62, 63, 64, 101, 103, 158, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 269, 301, 303, 402 and 404, 406, 454, 660 and 661 will use the new West Transitway instead of Highway 417 and serve new Moodie Station (#3042).

Transitway extended west to Moodie on Dec. 17: Read More

Take transit to the Scotiabank NHL100 Classic Read More

We will offer enhanced major event service to Lansdowne on Routes 6, 7, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455 and 456 starting at 4 pm on game day, Dec. 16. We are providing free service on all OC Transpo routes, Para Transpo and the O-Train for Scotiabank NHL100 Classic ticket holders up to 3 hours before and 3 hours after the game. Just show your printed ticket or e-ticket to the bus operator or staff members at the O-Train fare gates.

Plan your trip to Lansdowne

Old paper bus tickets no longer on sale Read More

Use the Presto e-Purse or cash instead. It’ll cost you the same or less. On Para Transpo, use cash or money loaded on ParaPay. If you already have tickets, you can use them on the bus (but not if you board at Greenboro Station or on the O-Train Trillium Line) until April 30, 2018.

Make the switch to Presto today!

New winter service starts on Dec. 24 Read More

New winter schedules take effect on most routes on Christmas Eve. New routes and route extensions will add service to growing communities. The Transitway will be extended west to Moodie Station at Moodie and Corkstown by the end of 2017. A special holiday service will be in place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5

New winter service starts on Dec. 24: Read More

Bicycle Repair Stations at 10 Transit Stations Read More

OC Transpo worked with Safer Roads Ottawa to find locations for bike repair stations. These facilities allow cyclists to perform minor bike repairs. Repair stations are located at Bayshore, Baseline, Dominion, Eagleson, Fallowfield, Greenboro, Place d’Orléans, St-Laurent, Strandherd and Westboro.

Bicycle Repair Stations at 10 Transit Stations: Read More

Route 162 detour due to the closure of Johnwoods St. starting Nov. 15 Read More

Route 162 will use Santolina and Rosehill instead of Maple Grove and Johnwoods during the closure of Johnwoods. The stops at Maple Grove and Johnwoods (#1302 and #1326) will be out of service. Service will be available nearby at Santolina and Rosehill/Astelia (Stops #1982 and #1981).

Route 162 detour due to the closure of Johnwoods St. starting Nov. 15: Read More

Help us test new fare gates and ticket machines starting in November Read More

Customers who use the O-Train Trillium Line or catch a bus at Greenboro Station will soon be able to try out the new ticket machines and fare gates and tell us what they think of their experience. Testing will start at Carling Station and be rolled out to Carleton, Confederation and Greenboro Station. Staff will be on-site to help you use the new equipment anytime the O-Train is in service.

Help us test new fare gates and ticket machines starting in November: Read More

STO routes currently not available in OC Transpo Travel Planner Read More

The OC Transpo Travel Planner is unable to provide trip options with connections to Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) routes at this time due to a technical issue. We are working with STO to fix this problem as quickly as possible. Until then, please use the STO Plani-Bus at sto.ca to plan the portion of your trip within the STO network. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre now offering extended weekend holiday hours Read More

From Dec. 2 to Dec. 23, the Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre is open longer on weekends. Extended hours are Saturdays from 9:30 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm.

You need to renew your PRESTO card Community Pass discount every two years Read More

If you received your first PRESTO Community pass in 2013, you need to renew it this year before the discount expires. Find out your renewal day at prestocard.ca or in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

PRESTO card readers are updated at least 3 times a day Read More

PRESTO was upgraded to reduce the time it takes to update all the readers on the bus. Your online or phone purchases are now transmitted to the buses at least three times every day — and as often as six times in a day!

This means the purchases you make in the evening will be waiting for you when you tap your card on the bus the next morning.

OC Transpo is currently the only transit system using a cellular connection for PRESTO — other transit companies are updated just once a day using a Wi-Fi connection.

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Ride all day with the DayPass!

Purchase on the bus for $

Ride all day with the DayPass!: Find out more

Let OC Know

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

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Image text: Free Wednesdays for Seniors 65+ Don't Tap your Presto card on Wednesdays!

Free Wednesdays for Seniors 65+

  • Unlimited rides, all day
  • All routes

You will still need to pay the full fare to ride Para Transpo on Wednesdays.

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