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Senior fares

Senior 65+ Discounts

Transit fares effective July 1, 2019

Fares for seniors (ages 65+)
Presto e-purse Cash
exact fare only
Every Wednesday and Sunday* No charge No charge
Single ride $2.60 $2.65
Monthly Pass $44.50 N/A

*Applies to all routes except Para Transpo.

No-charge Sundays and Wednesdays for seniors

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. You may be asked for proof of age when you use a card with this discount. This offer does not apply to Para Transpo. 

On Wednesdays and Sundays:

Tap at the fare gate. Don’t tap on the bus!

Tap your card at the fare gates Don't tap your card on the bus

Seniors also receive discounted fares on Para Transpo!

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

Presto cards with a senior discount

Buying a card with a Senior discount

You can buy a card set with a Senior discount at:

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 qualify to use the card with a discounted fare. You also need to carry proof of your age when you ride.

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

Locations Buy a card Load your card Set your Senior discount
OC Transpo Customer Service Centres
  • Rideau Centre
  • Lincoln Fields
  • Place d’Orléans
  • St‑Laurent

Hours 1-8-PRESTO-123


ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres

  • City Hall
  • Kanata
  • Ben Franklin

Ticket Machines

All O-Train stations except Bayview



  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Loblaws
  • Real Canadian Superstore locations