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Reduced fares

Seniors 65+

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
  • Be 65 or older
  • Live in Ontario
  • Presto card set with the senior discount
    You may be asked for proof of age when you use a card with this discount.
  • No-charge service on Wednesdays and Sundays* on all routes (except Para Transpo).
  • Discounted monthly pass ($44.50)
  • Lower cash ($2.65 per ride) and Presto e-Purse ($2.60 per ride) fares

Seniors 65+ can ride no charge on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train on Wednesdays and Sundays. If you’re using a fare gate, you must use a Presto card set with the senior discount.

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Students at U-Pass institutions

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts

Be a full-time student at:

  • Algonquin College
  • Carleton University
  • Saint Paul University
or
  • uOttawa

Varies by institutions:

  • U-Pass (cost included in your student fees) lets you ride all OC Transpo and STO routes during your full-time school terms:
    • From Sept. 1 to April 30, for the regular school year
    • From May 1 to Aug. 31 for spring/summer

Read More about the U-Pass

Youth 13-19

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts

Be between the ages of 13 and 19 and

Live in Ontario

  • 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.
  • Reduced-fare monthly Youth Pass ($89.75 per month)
  • Some students receive a school board Presto card for free; check with your school before buying a pass!

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Children 6-12

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
Be between the ages of 6 and 12

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.

If you look older than 12, you can help us verify your age by getting a free OC Transpo child photo ID at a Customer Service Centre

  • Lower cash, Presto e-purse
  • Discounted monthly pass (Youth pass) for frequent riders

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Children 5 and under

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
  • Be 5 or younger

n/a

  • Ride free on all routes, at any time

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Persons who are blind or partially sighted

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts

Hold a CNIB card

or

Have an Attorney-General of Ontario Guide Dog photo ID card

  • CNIB one-piece photo ID card

or

  • Attorney-General of Ontario Guide Dog photo ID card
  • The a-card, which lets you ride free on all routes except Para Transpo

Read More about the a-card

Persons receiving ODSP benefits

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts

Be an Ottawa resident

Receive benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

  • Completed Community Pass Application Form
  • Valid photo ID, such as an age of majority card, workplace or volunteer ID card, driver’s licence or passport
  • ODSP document with your member number and your name, such as an ODSP benefit cheque stub
Discounted monthly Community pass ($43.25) or per-ride fare ($1.75) that let you ride on all routes, including Para Transpo, without a top-up

Read More about the Community discounts

Para Transpo customers

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
Be registered as a Para Transpo customer
  • Para Transpo registration number
  • Discounted monthly Access pass. This pass lets you ride unlimited on the O-Train and all non Para Transpo buses and lets you save one-third of the cash-fare price (per ride) on your Para Transpo trips and ride for only $43.25.

Read More about Para Transpo Fares

Eligible persons on a low income

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
Have a family income below the low income threshold set by the Government of Canada

and

DO NOT receive transportation benefits from Social Services

Discounted EquiPass, which costs approximately half the cost of an Adult pass

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Families travelling on weekends and holidays

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts

Travel on a Saturday, Sunday or an applicable statutory holiday

Be a family or group of up to six persons with a maximum of two aged 13 or older

n/a

The whole family can ride all day on a single DayPass ($10.50)

Read More about the Family DayPass

Lansdowne event ticketholders

Eligibility criteria Required proof of eligibility Available discounts
Have a ticket to any Lansdowne event
  • Paper ticket or e-ticket
Ride without charge on any OC Transpo or STO route starting 3 hours before the event, until 3 hours after the event

Read More about Lansdowne service and fares