Where to buy your fare


You can buy a Presto card, load a pass or money onto your card and check your card balance at many convenient locations. If you qualify for a discount (such as EquiPass or Child fare), don’t forget set your fare before you load your card!

  Locations Buy a card Load your card Check balance Set a discount
Community, EquiPass, Access Senior, Child, Youth
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OC Transpo Customer Service Centres
Rideau Centre
Lincoln Fields
Place d'Orléans
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City of Ottawa Client Service Centre Icon
ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres
City Hall
Ben Franklin 
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Ticket Machines
All O-Train stations except Bayview    
Select Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations

Single-ride ticket and cash fare

Single ride tickets and transfers allow for unlimited travel or transfer from the time they are issued until they expire.

Ticket Machines
At all O-Trains stations except Bayview
Pay using:
  • Cash*
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
On the bus
Front boarding only
  • Exact change only
  • Wait for your transfer to print before heading to your seat

DayPass/Family DayPass

  Accepted payment methods
Ticket Machines
At all O-Trains stations except Bayview
  • Cash*
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
On the bus
Front boarding only
  • Cash
    • Exact change only
    • Wait for your DayPass to print before heading to your seat
  • Presto e-Purse
    • Ask your driver for a DayPass before you tap

*Ticket Machines cannot accept $100-bills.

Fare Purchase Locations

Please enter an address (99 Bank) or a landmark (TD Place; Hurdman Station)


OC Transpo Customer Service Centres Hours of Operation

Rideau Centre

Rideau Centre, 3rd floor above corner of Rideau Street and Colonel By

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans & St-Laurent Transitway Stations

Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

ServiceOttawa Client Service Centre hours

    Monday – Friday
City Hall 110 Laurier Ave. 8:30 am – 5 pm
Kanata 580 Terry Fox Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres are closed on all statutory holidays.

Presto sales locations

Shoppers Drug Mart stores

The following Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Ottawa can now sell and instantly load Presto cards.

Presto will expand to a total of 66 stores across the city by the end of May 2018.

Location Address
Albert Street 111 Albert Street, Unit #110
Alta Vista 1559 Alta Vista Drive
Bank & Findlay 4744 Bank Street, Unit 1
Bank & Gladstone 455 Bank Street
Bank & Heron 1582 Bank Street
Bank & Laurier 174 Bank Street
Bank & Sunnyside 1080 Bank Street
Bank & Walkley 1180 Walkley Road
Bank Street & Hunt Club Road 2446 Bank Street
Barrhaven 3781 Strandherd Drive
Beacon Hill Shopping Centre 2339 Ogilvie Road
Bells Corners 1821 Robertson Road
Blackburn Shopping Centre 2638 Innes Road
Brittany Medical 595 Montreal Road
Carling Avenue 3080 Carling Avenue
Chapman Mills 3151 Strandherd Drive
Convent Glen Shopping Centre 6491 Jeanne d'Arc Blvd
Dalhousie & Clarence 298 Dalhousie Street
Eagleson & Stonehaven 680 Eagleson Road
Fairlawn Plaza 2148 Carling Avenue, Unit #1
Fallingbrook Centre 1675 Tenth Line Road
Greenbank & Bellman 181 Greenbank Road
Hazeldean & Huntmar 5709 Hazeldean Road
Hunt Club Centre 3310 McCarthy Road
Innes Road & Portobello Boulevard 1937 Portobello Boulevard
Meadowlands Drive 888 Meadowlands Drive E
Mer Bleue 3940 Innes Road
Merivale & Baseline 1469 Merivale Road
Merivale Mall 1642 Merivale Road
Mitch Owens & River 5230 Mitch Owens Road
Montreal & St. Laurent 541 Montreal Road
Montreal Road 150 Montreal Road
Montreal Road Pharmacy 876 Montreal Road
Morgan's Grant 1102 Klondike Road, RR #1
Place d'Orléans & St. Joseph 2954 St. Joseph Boulevard
Richmond & Carling 1460 Richmond Road
Rideau & King Edward 322 Rideau Street
Rideau Centre 50 Rideau Street
River & Earl Armstrong 647 Earl Armstrong Road
Rockland 2755 Laurier Street
Shoppers City East 2012 Ogilvie Road, Bldg A1
Signature Centre 499 Terry Fox Drive
Southgate 2515 Bank Street
St. Laurent Shopping Centre 1200 St. Laurent Boulevard
Stittsville 1300 Stittsville Main Street, Unit 101A
Tenth Line & Brian Coburn 2301 Tenth Line Road
The Glebe 702 Bank Street, Unit 700
The Glebe Apothecary 778 Bank Street
Van Leeuwen Centre 420 Hazeldean Road
Westboro 410 Richmond Road
Westgate Shopping Centre 1309 Carling Avenue

Hand holding up a black Presto card in front of a Shoppers Drug Mart storePresto cards sold at Shoppers Drug Mart locations feature a bold black and white design. The new cards work in exactly the same way as the green cards do and are the same price - $.

If you get an error when you try to load your Senior or Community monthly pass at Shoppers Drug Mart, please call 613-741-4390.

For store hours, visit the Shoppers Drug Mart website

Loblaws stores

  • 2210C Bank Street
  • 1980 Baseline Road
  • 2085 Carling Avenue
  • 200 Earl Gray Drive
  • 3201 Greenbank Road
  • 64 Isabella Street
  • 100 McArthur Avenue
  • 1460 Merivale Road
  • 1980 Ogilvie Road
  • 363 Rideau Street
  • 2065A Robertson Road
  • 1910 St. Laurent Boulevard

Real Canadian Superstore locations

  • 760 Eagleson Road
  • 4270 Innes Road
  • 190 Richmond Road

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