Rural Partner Routes

Rural Partner Companies and the "500" series of Routes

Bus service from various rural towns and communities to downtown Ottawa is provided by our Rural Partners, with the "500" series of routes.


► Routes 500, 502, 503, 509, 515, 516, 517, 520, 528, 530, 535, 538, 540, 541, 542, 543, 551, 553, 555, 556, 558, 559


Schedules are set by the Rural Partner. All the timepoints are not necessarily listed on the linked schedules and some stops are by request only. The web and printed timetables are updated 4 times per year. Please check with the Rural Partner Company to see if any other changes to the schedules have been made between web updates.  

Route Schedules & Rural Partner Companies

Route Schedules Routing Rural Partner Company

500

Arnprior - Ottawa - Gatineau

Transport Thom
1-800-465-7254
ventes.thom@videotron.ca
www.transportthom.net

* Route 503 Timetables are not
available on this site. Please contact
Transport Thom for more info.

502

Pakenham, Almonte - Ottawa

503*

Perth - Carleton Place

509

Merrickville - Ottawa

Howard Bus Service
1-800-267-8185
info@howardbusservice.com

515

Cornwall - Ottawa

Delaney Bus Lines
1-613-346-2511
delaney.ca/commuterservice.html
commuter@delaney.ca

516

Finch - Ottawa - Gatineau

517

Alexandria - Ottawa - Gatineau

520

Hawkesbury - Ottawa - Gatineau

Leduc Bus Lines
613-860-3331
leducbus@leducbus.com
www.leducbus.com

528

Russell - Ottawa - Gatineau  

417 Bus Lines
613-764-2192
www.417busline.com/services/commuter-services
info@417busline.com

530

Clarence/Rockland - Ottawa - Gatineau

Clarence-Rockland
613-860-3331
www.clarence-rockland.com/index.php/en/schedule

535

Bourget - Ottawa - Gatineau

538

Carleton Place - Ottawa - Carleton Place

Lanark Community Transit
613-253-3443
www.classicalliancemotorcoach.com

540

Morrisburg - Ottawa

Evan’s Bus Lines Ltd
613-346-2278
evansbuslines.com/charter-commuters/

541

Chesterville - Ottawa

542

Kemptville - Ottawa - Gatineau


Kemptville Transportation Services
613-258-4804
jbrauneisen@cogeco.ca

543

Kemptville - Ottawa

551*

Casselman - Ottawa - Gatineau

NGPR Transport Board
Service operated by 417 Bus Lines
info@417busline.com


* Timetables are not available
on this site for routes 551-559. 
For downloadable schedules, please visit:

www.417busline.com/services/commuter-services

553*

Cambridge Forest Estates/Limoges - 
Ottawa - Gatineau

555*

Casselman - Ottawa - Gatineau

556*

Casselman - Ottawa - Gatineau

558*

St. Isidore - Ottawa - Gatineau

559*

Finch/Berwick/Crysler/St. Albert/Limoges -
Ottawa - Gatineau

Communities served by Rural Partners


Many towns and communities outside of the City of Ottawa are served by Rural Partner bus companies with the "500" series of routes:


Rural Communities:

West      |     East     |     South     |     South-East



Western Communities served by Rural Partners


Rural Partner Routes 500, 502, 503, 538

Community Route

Almonte

Rural Partner Route 502

Arnprior

Rural Partner Route 500

Antrim

Rural Partner Route 500

Carleton Place

Rural Partner Routes 502, 503, 538

Innisville

Rural Partner Route 503

Pakenham

Rural Partner Route 502

Perth

Rural Partner Route 503


Eastern Communities served by Rural Partners


Rural Partner Routes 516, 517, 520, 530, 535

Community Route

Alexandria

Rural Partner Route 517

Alfred

Rural Partner Route 520

Berwick

Rural Partner Routes 516

Bourget

Rural Partner Route 535

Cheney

Rural Partner Route 535

Clarence Creek-Rockland

Rural Partner Route 530

Crysler

Rural Partner Routes 516

Finch

Rural Partner Routes 516

Hammond

Rural Partner Route 535

Hawkesbury

Rural Partner Route 520

L'Orignal

Rural Partner Route 520

Maxville

Rural Partner Routes 517

Plantaganet

Rural Partner Route 520

St. Pascal

Rural Partner Route 535

Wendover

Rural Partner Route 520


Southern Communities served by Rural Partners


Rural Partner Routes 509, 515, 540, 541, 542, 543

Community Route

Bonville

Rural Partner Route 515

Burritt's Rapids

Rural Partner Route 509

Chesterville

Rural Partner Route 541

Cornwall

Rural Partner Route 515

Eamers Corners

Rural Partner Route 515

Glen Becker

Rural Partner Route 540

Elma

Rural Partner Route 540

Greely

Rural Partner Route 541
Thursday Shoppers Route 204

Kemptville

Rural Partner Routes 509, 542, 543

Merrickville

Rural Partner Route 509

Metcalfe

Rural Partner Route 541
Thursday Shoppers Route 204

Monkland

Rural Partner Route 515

Moose Creek

Rural Partner Route 515

Morrisburg

Rural Partner Route 540

North Augusta

Rural Partner Route 509

North Gower

Rural Partner Routes 543
Friday Shoppers Route 205

St. Andrew's West

Rural Partner Route 515

Vernon

Rural Partner Route 541

Williamsburg

Rural Partner Route 540

Winchester

Rural Partner Route 540, 541


South Eastern Communities served by Rural Partners


Rural Partner Routes 528, 551, 553, 555, 556, 558, 559

Community Route

Casselman

Rural Partner Routes 555, 556, 558

Crysler

Rural Partner Route 559

Embrum

Rural Partner Route 528

Limoges

Rural Partner Routes 551, 553, 556, 559

Russell

Rural Partner Route 528

St. Albert

Rural Partner Route 559

St. Isidore

Rural Partner Routes 555, 558

Vars

Rural Partner Route 528

Fares / Regional Transit Pass & ID


The Regional Transit Pass and Photo ID card must be used for travel on the Rural Partner '500' series of routes.

Fares are set by the Rural Partner. Please contact the Rural Partner Company for more information on their fares and also obtaining a Regional monthly transit pass.


Regional Transit Pass


Regional Transit Pass and Photo ID card for use with Rural Partner 500 routes The Regional monthly transit pass is ONLY available through your rural transit provider:

  • It is accepted on OC Transpo and STO (Société de transport de l'Outaouais) routes. 
  • Valid on regular-fare routes
  • The 'R' on the pass, stands for Regional (NOT Rural)
  • The Regional transit pass MUST be paired with the Regional photo ID card as shown in the sample at right.
  • Don't forget to write your photo ID number onto your monthly pass. Your pass is invalid without this number and it helps to protect against fraud in case the pass is lost.


Regional Transit Photo ID card


The Regional Photo ID card is ONLY available at the following OC Transpo Customer Service Centres and costs $.

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