Para Transpo Fares

Para Transpo fares effective Jan. 1, 2018

Per ride

  ParaPay e‑Purse Cash Old paper tickets*

*Old bus tickets are no longer on sale but remain valid on buses until April 30, 2018.

Adults & Youth 13+ $ $ 2
Seniors 65+ $ $
Children 6-12 $ $ 1
EquiPass $ -- --
Children 5 and under Free if accompanied by an adult who pays the fare 

Per month

Supplement payment of $ per ride is required by Access pass holders on Para Transpo trips.

Adults $
Youth 19 and under $
Seniors 65+ $
Community $
EquiPass $
(Not available on ParaPay)

Monthly Presto pass holders need to show proof of pass purchase with their card.



Rural zone fares

Flat Rate
One-way trip
Exact change only
$ 6

If you pay with both cash and tickets, each ticket is counted at its face value. Transit passes are not accepted on rural service.

Para Transpo Fare Zone Map

Para Transpo Fare Zone Map
Download map (pdf)

There is no fare for Support Persons using Para Transpo as this is covered by the customer fare.

Trips from a rural address to another rural address are only offered through the Taxi coupon program.


Presto on Para Transpo

Para Transpo accepts Presto cards loaded with a monthly pass. However, because Para Transpo vehicles don't have card readers, you need to show proof of pass purchase when you board. You can get Proof of Payment one of the following ways:

In person

Visit an OC Transpo Sales and Information Centre or a City of Ottawa Client Service Centre and ask for a “query receipt” when loading a monthly pass onto your card, as shown in the sample.

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By phone

When you call to load your monthly pass onto your PRESTO card, please ask the agent to send you a receipt of purchase. 


Go to your account on and print the “Card Summary” page. Or, if you subscribe to automatic renewal of your monthly pass, print the “Period Pass Autorenew” page, as shown in the samples below.

“Card Summary” page


Your new balance or monthly pass will be transferred to your card the next time you tap.

“Period Pass Autorenew” page

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You can't use money from your e-Purse to pay your fare or your top-up because Para Transpo vehicles don't have Presto card readers.



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