How to pay
How to pay
Overview of payment types
How the different fare options compare
Occasional riders: same-day and per-ride travel options
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Frequent riders: monthly passes
If you use transit on a regular basis (20 days or more, or even less depending on pass type), a monthly pass will save you time and money.
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Old paper bus tickets
You can ride using 2017 bus tickets (peach coloured with a face value of $1.70) you already have until April 30, 2018:
- If you use tickets to pay your fare, you need to board by the front doors.
- Once you have put your tickets in the fare box, wait for your POP transfer to dispend before making your way to your seat. Your transfer will serve as proof of payment and allow you to transfer to other routes until it expires.
- You can combine tickets with cash to pay your fare. Each ticket is then worth its face value.
You can’t use bus tickets to board the O-Train:
- You can buy an O-Train ticket from vending machine on the platform
- You can pay for a bus ride with tickets and then transfer to the O-Train
You can’t use OC Transpo bus tickets on STO routes
- You can pay for an OC Transpo bus ride with tickets and then transfer to an STO route
- Cash is the most expensive payment option but it allows you to use transit without purchasing fare payment options in advance.
Ride using cash
- If you use cash to pay your fare, you need to board by the front doors.
- Make sure you have the exact amount on you – your driver cannot make change
- Once you have put your money in the fare box, wait for your POP transfer to dispend before making your way to your seat. Your transfer will serve as proof of payment and allow you to transfer to other routes until it expires.
- If you know you will be making three or more one-way trips on the same day, you can request a DayPass for $.
For only $, the DayPass lets you ride all day:
- On bus routes and the O-Train
- On all STO routes
How to get your DayPass
You can buy your DayPass either:
- Directly from your bus driver on the day you are traveling (using exact change or money from your Presto e-Purse)
- From the O-Train ticket vending machine (using exact change)
Statutory Holidays on which you can use the DayPass as a Family DayPass
You can only use the DayPass as a family pass on the holiday itself, even if the holiday falls on a weekend and is celebrated on another day.
The DayPass cannot be used as family fare aboard STO routes but it can be used to pay a single person’s fare.
If you pay with cash or tickets, don’t forget to get your POP transfer. If it isn’t dispensed automatically, ask the driver. Your transfer serves as proof of payment where it is required: on the O-Train, O-Train platform, articulated (accordion) buses and double deckers. The POP ticket lets you to transfer to another route until your transfer time runs out..
- To use your transfer to pay for your trip, board from the front door and show it your driver
- You can ride with a transfer in any direction until it expires
- In the day-time on weekdays and Saturdays, transfers expire 90 minutes after they are issued
- On evenings, Sundays and holidays, the validity period of transfers is 105 minutes