Youth (19 & under) and student fares

  • Children 5 and under always ride free!
  • Low per-ride fares for children 6–12
  • Monthly Youth pass offers discounts for frequent riders 6–19
  • U-Pass
    • Full-time students at Algonquin, Carleton, Saint Paul and uOttawa receive a U-Pass valid for their school term
  • Some high school students will receive a Presto card from their school board.
    • Contact your school board to see if you qualify before buying a pass!
  • Family DayPass
    • On Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays, a single DayPass lets the entire family ride all day

2017 Youth transit fare prices

Per ride

  Presto e‑Purse Cash
exact change only
Youth 13+ $ $ 2  
Children 6–12 $ $ 1  
Children 5 & under Free

Per day

DayPass $

Per month

Presto Youth pass $


Presto card $
Photo ID for children 12 and under Free

Setting up your Presto card for a Youth or Child discount

You need to activate your discount in person. Bring proof of your age (any official document with your birthday on it) to an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.

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Contact PRESTO

To buy, charge or register your card!

Go to

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

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