Community Discount and Access Pass

Prices effective Jan. 1, 2018

Per trip

Presto Community e-Purse $
ParaPay Community e-Purse
Presto Access e-Purse $

Per month

Presto monthly Community Pass $
ParaPay monthly Community Pass
Presto monthly Access Pass $

Other prices

Presto card $

On Para Transpo trips, Access Pass holders need to pay a fare top-up of $ cash or 2 bus tickets.

Community Discount Changes 

New Community single-ride fare

  • Community e-Purse fare ($1.75 in 2018) is half the cost of the regular fare
  • Discount available on Presto and ParaPay only
  • Monthly Community pass still best value for frequent riders

The Community pass used to be available to either Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients or Para Transpo customers. The Community fare type is now available only to ODSP recipients.

Community Discount eligibility

In order take advantage of Community Discount, you need to:

  • Receive benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Live in Ottawa

Access Pass

The Access pass offers full fare on OC Transpo bus and train services. On Para Transpo trips, the pass will let you save one-third of the single-ride fare. The Access pass is the same price as the Community Pass. It can offer savings for Para Transpo customers who also ride OC Transpo bus and train service. 

If you are a Para Transpo customer who never uses OC Transpo, you should not buy the Access pass. The pass will not offer you any savings.

Access Pass eligibility

In order take advantage of Access discount, you need to:

  • Be a registered Para Transpo customer
  • Live in Ottawa

Helpful tips for customers

The Access pass may be a good option if you:

  • Are a Para Transpo customer who uses a combination of OC Transpo and Para Transpo services
  • Only use OC Transpo bus and train services in a given month

Whether the Access pass offers savings depends on your travel choices each month.

Best value pass for you

Access pass Adult pass

You make:

  • Less than 32 trips per month on Para Transpo
  • 13 or more trips per month on OC Transpo

You make:

  • 34 or more trips per month on Para Transpo

You cannot buy an Access pass through ParaPay. Instead, purchase your Access pass on a Presto card. This will allow you to use your pass on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train. You will need to set your discount at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.

How to use Presto

Learn how to load money onto your Presto card, register your card, and use your card to ride transit.


 
 

Getting your Community Discount or Access Pass set up

  1. Fill in the appropriate pass application form:
  2. Bring your completed application to an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre along with the following documents:
Community Discount applicants Access Pass applicants
  • Valid photo ID (for example, age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport)
  • Current ODSP document that includes your member number and your name (for example, an original or photocopy of a benefit cheque stub or your dental card)
  • Presto Card (if you have one) — You can buy a Presto card on-site for $, plus a minimum load of $.
  • Valid photo ID (for example, age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport)
  • Para Transpo registration number
  • Presto Card (if you have one) — You can buy a PRESTO card on-site for $, plus a minimum load of $.

Don’t let your discount expire!

To make sure you don't lose your discount, visit us at a Customer Service Centre before the expiration date to renew your Discount.

Riding Para Transpo with an Access or Community Pass

Required top-ups

Access Pass holders need to pay a top-up to ride Para Transpo:

Per-ride top-up
  Tickets Cash
Exact change only
Regular (urban) fare zone 2 $

In the rural zone, both Community and Access pass holders must pay a flat-rate of $ or 6 tickets.

 

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Get your pass early

You can buy or load your monthly transit pass up to 14 days before the start of the month.

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