Returning to school or the office this fall?
Whether you’re returning to work in-office, beginning a new school year, or adjusting to a new fall routine, OC Transpo has you covered.
With service to and from the downtown core, and throughout Ottawa and the surrounding areas, there are convenient options and travel tools to suit all customers.
Read more to learn about OC Transpo’s new features and fall service improvements.
Back to school
Kids go free!
Children aged 12 and under ride for free on OC Transpo buses, trains and on Para Transpo! Read more about free fare for children 12 and under.
For children who look older than 12 years of age or regularly travel alone, we recommend getting a child card. This card can be used to tap through O-Train Line 1 fare gates.
High schools and middle schools
Service to high schools and middle schools is available on 600-series routes and on special trips on regular routes. Find your school in this list to see the area route map and click on your school’s address to launch the Travel Planner.
Check our Fall Service Change page for additional route updates that may affect you.
The U-Pass is a low-cost transit pass that lets full-time students at participating schools ride unlimited on all OC Transpo and STO routes during the academic term. The cost of your U-Pass is included in your student fees. Participating schools include:
OC Transpo and STO provide service to various post-secondary schools throughout the region. Plan your trip to class using our Travel Planner.
Back to the office
Traveling to a Government of Canada office location?
OC Transpo and STO provide service to all major Government of Canada workplaces, including downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, the Department of National Defence’s Carling Campus and many more. Visit Government of Canada Workplaces to learn more.
Transferring between OC Transpo and STO?
Traveling between Ottawa and Gatineau has never been easier. Passes and transfers from OC Transpo and STO are accepted on both networks at no extra charge. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to transfer between networks!
Ottawa to Gatineau
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Gatineau to Ottawa
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Free and convenient parking
Working downtown? With OC Transpo’s Park & Ride service, you can avoid expensive parking passes by using a free Park & Ride lot close to home. We offer more than 9,000 free spaces at Park & Ride lots across Ottawa and nearby rural areas.
Park & Ride
Park & Ride lots across the City make connecting to transit more convenient for hybrid workers living in Ottawa’s suburbs and beyond, providing a free and flexible alternative to expensive parking passes.
Travelling between Ottawa and Gatineau? Your OC Transpo fare allows you to travel on and transfer to STO buses at no extra charge. Check the Travel Planner and the latest maps for more information on service between Ottawa and Gatineau.
Accepted as full fare on all OC Transpo routes, including the O-Train Confederation and Trillium Lines, and on all STO routes.
There are fare options for both frequent and occasional riders. Per ride, day passes, multi-day passes, or monthly passes - find the one that fits your travel needs. You can even share your Presto card with another person.