Senior Fares

Senior 65+ Discounts

Fare prices effective Jan. 1, 2018

Per ride

Presto e‑Purse Cash
change only
$ $

Per month

Valid on all routes.
PRESTO monthly pass $

Seniors ride free on Wednesdays on all routes except Para Transpo.

Presto card $

If you look younger than 65 years old, you will need to show a proof of your age if requested.

Buying a card with a Senior discount

You can buy a card set with a Senior discount at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or at a participating Shoppers Drug Mart. Anyone can buy a Presto card with an age-based discount. You can buy it for yourself or on behalf of an eligible person. You must meet eligibility criteria to use the card with a discounted fare. You also need to prove eligibility if requested.

How to use PRESTO

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

Where to buy your farea

  Locations Buy a card Load your card Check balance Set your Senior discount
OC Transpo Customer Service Centre icon
OC Transpo Customer Service Centres
Rideau Centre
Lincoln Fields
Place d'Orléans
Mouse icon 1-8-PRESTO-123
City of Ottawa Client Service Centre Icon
ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres
City Hall
Ben Franklin 
Ticket Machine Icon
Ticket Machines
All O-Train stations except Bayview  
Select Shoppers Drug Mart stores


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Contact PRESTO

To buy, charge or register your card!

Go to
Image text: Free Wednesdays for Seniors 65+ Don't Tap your Presto card on Wednesdays!

Free Wednesdays for Seniors 65+

  • Unlimited rides, all day
  • All routes

You will still need to pay the full fare to ride Para Transpo on Wednesdays.


Courtesy and Respect

Transit is a shared space and everyone is entitled to a safe and harassment-free ride.

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