Senior Fares

Senior 65+ Discounts

Fare prices effective Jan. 1, 2017

Per ride

Presto e‑Purse Cash
change only
$ ea.
$ $ 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.

Activating your fare discounts

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

All OC Transpo fares are sold at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres. For your convenience, some products are sold at ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres and various vendors across the city. The chart below explains where you can purchase each type of product.




Get your card Load your card  Set a
discount on your card


OC Transpo Customer Service Centres Rideau Centre, Lincoln Fields,
Place d'Orléans & St‑Laurent
ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres City Hall, Kanata & Ben Franklin   
Orléans & Walter Baker Sports Centre      


      Some only sell packs of 6

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

Image text: Presto 1-877-378-6123

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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