Senior Fares

Senior 65+ Discounts

Fare prices effective Jan. 1, 2017

Per ride

Presto e‑Purse Cash
change only
$ $ 2

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 piece of photo ID and proof of your age.

Setting your Senior discount

To get your Presto card set for the discounted Senior fares, you need to visit a Customer Service Centre and bring with you identification, proof of age and:

  • Presto card (or $-card fee), plus the cost to load your card (minimum load of $ or the price of your monthly pass)

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 fare



Single-ride ticket
Get your card Load your card  Set your Senior discount
OC Transpo Customer Service Centres Rideau Centre, Lincoln Fields, Place d'Orléans & St‑Laurent  
ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres City Hall, Kanata & Ben Franklin     
Ticket machines at O-Train stations Carling, Carleton, Confederation and Greenboro stations  

Examples of accepted identification

Driver's Licence, the Ontario Photo Card or other signed identification card with your address on it

Definition of "Proof of age"

Any official (government-issued) document indicating your date of birth

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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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