How to pay
How to pay
Overview of payment types
How the different fare options compare
Occasional riders: 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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- 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 $.
The DayPass lets you ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO from the time of purchase until it expires. To ride, just tap your DayPass at the fare gate or show it to the operator as you board the bus.
Current DayPass prices
DayPass validity period
Where to buy your DayPass
All DayPasses are available for sale at Ticket Machines. You will find Ticket Machines at all O-Train Stations except Bayview. Ticket Machines accept credit, debit or cash.
One-day DayPasses are also available on buses. Just ask your bus driver as you board.
Multi-day DayPass cannot be used as Family DayPass
Only the single-day DayPass can be used as a Family DayPass (see below).
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 a single-ride voucher, 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
The a-card is a free smart card for customers with a Support Person, CNIB or Attorney General of Ontario card.
Using the card
For cards issued for a Support Person, please pay your own fare first. Then, use the a-card to pay the fare of your support person.
At transit stations with fare gates:
Tap your a-card onto the card reader to open the gate. Readers are located on the right-hand side of each fare gate.
Every station has at least one wider accessible fare gate. These gates have two card readers each at different heights so you can choose the reader that works best for you.
Visual and audio signals will let you know your card was accepted. When the gate opens, walk through.
On the bus:
Show your card to the operator when you board.
For more information on accessible transit or to report a lost or damaged a-card, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.