Para Transpo

Transportation for people with disabilities

Para Transpo vehiclePara Transpo is a shared-ride, book-in-advance, public transit service. The service is open to eligible customers who are unable to take conventional transit (buses and O-Train) some or all of the time due to a disability. It is funded by the City of Ottawa and administered by OC Transpo.

Para Transpo provides minibus and contracted taxi services in Ottawa’s urban communities. We also provide service between urban and rural areas and to Hull (in Gatineau).

Maximum size of mobility devices

Para Transpo buses can hold:

  • Wheelchairs up to 30 inches (762 mm) wide by 60 inches (1525 mm) long
  • Scooters up to 30 inches (762 mm) wide by 50 inches (1270 mm)

Helpful links:

Para Transpo application:

As of Feb. 5, 2018, Lifemark Health Services processes Para Transpo applications.

If you are not able to open the PDF, please right click on the link, and “Save link as...”. Then, re-open the file in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.

Mail your application or drop it off in person:

105 – 2249 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2B 7E9
You may also fax your completed application to 613-721-2151.

For more information, please call Lifemark at 613-218-8417 (TTY calls also accepted at this number) or

Administration and Information

Open Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm

TTY 613-244-4833
Fax: 613-244-4329

Mailing address

Para Transpo
925 Belfast Rd.
Ottawa, ON  K1G 0Z4

School Board PRESTO cards

Check to see if you qualify before buying a pass


Some students will receive a free transit pass through their school

Contact your school board to see if you’re eligible

All you need to know about PRESTO

  • How to use
  • Features
  • User tips

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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