Where to buy your fare


You can buy a Presto card, load a pass or money onto your card and check your card balance at many convenient locations. If you qualify for a discount (such as EquiPass or Child fare), don’t forget set your fare before you load your card!

  Locations Buy a card Load your card Check balance Set a discount
Community, EquiPass, Access Senior, Child, Youth
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OC Transpo Customer Service Centres
Rideau Centre
Lincoln Fields
Place d'Orléans
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ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres
City Hall
Ben Franklin 
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Ticket Machines
All O-Train stations except Bayview    
Select Shoppers Drug Mart stores  

Single-ride ticket and cash fare

Single ride tickets and transfers allow for unlimited travel or transfer from the time they are issued until they expire.

Ticket Machines
At all O-Trains stations except Bayview
Pay using:
  • Cash*
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
On the bus
Front boarding only
  • Exact change only
  • Wait for your transfer to print before heading to your seat

DayPass/Family DayPass

  Accepted payment methods
Ticket Machines
At all O-Trains stations except Bayview
  • Cash*
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
On the bus
Front boarding only
  • Cash
    • Exact change only
    • Wait for your DayPass to print before heading to your seat
  • Presto e-Purse
    • Ask your driver for a DayPass before you tap

*Ticket Machines cannot accept new $10-bills (the ones featuring Viola Desmond) or $100-bills.

Fare Purchase Locations

Please enter an address (99 Bank) or a landmark (TD Place; Hurdman Station)


OC Transpo Customer Service Centres Hours of Operation

Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre, 3rd floor above corner of Rideau Street and Colonel By

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans & St-Laurent Transitway Stations

Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday Closed with exceptions*
Sunday Closed

* Additional Saturday Openings

* For your convenience,  the Customer Service Centres at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St-Laurent will be open on the following Saturdays, from 11 am to 5 pm:  April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, Sept. 1 and 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1 and 29

ServiceOttawa Client Service Centre hours

    Monday – Friday
City Hall 110 Laurier Ave. 8:30 am – 5 pm
Kanata 580 Terry Fox Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres are closed on all statutory holidays.

Presto sales locations

Shoppers Drug Mart stores

The following Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ottawa can now sell and instantly load Presto cards.

Presto will expand to a total of 66 stores across the city by the end of May 2018.

Location Address
Bank & Findlay 4744 Bank Street, Unit 1
River & Earl Armstrong 647 Earl Armstrong Road
Mitch Owens & River 5230 Mitch Owens Road
Signature Centre 499 Terry Fox Drive
Van Leeuwen Centre 420 Hazeldean Road
Eagleson & Stonehaven 680 Eagleson Road
Stittsville 1300 Stittsville Main Street, Unit 1
Hazeldean & Huntmar 5709 Hazeldean Road
Morgan’s Grant 1102 Klondike Road, R R #1
Bells Corners 1821 Robertson Road
Greenbank & Bellman 181 Greenbank Road
Barrhaven 3781 Strandherd Drive
Westgate Shopping Centre 1309 Carling Avenue
Fairlawn Plaza 2148 Carling Avenue, Unit #1
Rockland 2755 Laurier Street

Hand holding up a black Presto card in front of a Shoppers Drug Mart storePresto cards sold at Shoppers Drug Mart locations feature a bold black and white design. The new cards work in exactly the same way as the green cards do and are the same price - $.

If you get an error when you try to load your Senior or Community monthly pass at Shoppers Drug Mart, please call 613-741-4390.

For store hours, visit the Shoppers Drug Mart website

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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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Fare discounts

For Youth aged 19 and under.

Student fares

Improved Travel Planner

Link to Travel Planner

Launch Travel Planner

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