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Bus Operator Recruitment Read More

The City of Ottawa is accepting applications for the position of Bus Operator until Nov. 10, 2015.

Apply Online

Sunday schedules will operate on Thanksgiving Day – Monday, Oct. 12 Read More

On Monday, Oct. 12, buses and the O-Train Trillium Line will follow a Sunday schedule.

Para Transpo will operate on a holiday schedule. Regular Para Transpo trips will be automatically cancelled. You can book your trips on or after Monday, October 5 by calling 613‑244‑7272.

Thanksgiving Timetables

Plan your Thanksgiving trips with the New Travel Planner

Thanksgiving Day Office Hours

Sales and Information Centres

Lincoln Fields, Place d'Orléans & St-Laurent Closed
Rideau Centre 10 am – 6 pm
Transit Information
9 am – 5 pm
Customer Service

Para Transpo Thanksgiving Office Hours

Book your Thanksgiving Para Transpo  trips on or after Monday, October 5 by calling 613‑244‑7272.

7 am to 5 pm
Cancellations & General inquiries
6 am to 12:30 am
Customer service
Taxi coupons

Family DayPass

The DayPass ($8.30) will be valid as a Family DayPass on October 10, October 11 and October 12.Example: DayPass

A family of up to six people (up to two aged 13 or older) can get unlimited rides all day. You can buy a DayPass on the bus or on the O-Train platform (exact fare or PRESTO e-Purse).

New Fall Service and Hurdman Station relocation starting Sept. 6 Read More

On Sunday, September 6, more frequent fall schedules go into effect on most routes, and other routing changes will be introduced. Hurdman Station will relocate slightly east to allow construction needed to upgrade it into a modern light-rail station. All routes through Hurdman will serve new stops.

Check out the fall service highlights

Deactivation of BrowseAloud Read More

Screen reading support software BrowseAloud will be disabled within the next couple of weeks. If this will affect your ability to browse on our site, please send us an e-mail with your name and phone number and we will be happy to call to discuss other solutions for you.

E­­-mail the OC Access team

Try the New Travel Planner Read More

We have released a new Travel Planner with all new features including a full screen Google map to view your trip, multiple travel solutions, dynamic route timetables and station timetables.

Launch the New Travel Planner

Rideau Centre Sales & Info Centre open later on weekends Read More

Starting Saturday, Sept. 12, the Rideau Centre Sales & Information Centre will have new extended weekend hours of operation. The Centre will stay open one hour later – until 7 pm on Saturdays and until 6 pm on Sundays.

Open in Travel Planner

Para Transpo Stakeholder Consultations: Eligibility and Booking Read More

Public consultations will take place on September 17, 22, 30 and October 6, 2015, at Ottawa City Hall. Para Transpo customers, caregivers, community agencies, hospital representatives, long term care facilities and the general public are invited to register.

Para Transpo Stakeholder Consultations: Eligibility and Booking: Read More

Route 91 Orléans now stops on Lees at the Hwy 417 on-ramp Read More

Effective August 4, Route 91 to Orléans/Trim serves stop 6807, located on Lees Avenue, at the on-ramp for Highway 417. This stop is a 5-minute walk (heading east) to Lees Station.

Show walking directions on map

We’re redesigning our new mobile site and we want your input Read More

We are rolling out an expanded and responsive version of our mobile site. The new site adapts the most popular features of octranspo.com for a wide range of mobile devices. However, the site does not include all of the information found on the full site. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

Go to the new mobile site octranspo.mobi

Safe Travels Read More

Tips to help you ride safely, every step of your journey.

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2014 Transit Services Customer Survey Highlights Read More

We released highlights of the 2014 Transit Services Customer Survey. The results showed positive feedback in many areas. For example, 78% of customers rated OC Transpo as good or very good and 90% said they feel safe and secure using transit.

Transit Services 2014 Customer Survey Report

You need to renew your PRESTO card Community Pass discount every two years Read More

If you received your first PRESTO Community pass in 2013, you need to renew it this year before the discount expires. Find out your renewal day at prestocard.ca or in person at an OC Transpo Sales & Information Centre.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

Bayshore pedestrian overpass closed until mid-October Read More

The overpass that links Bayshore station with the shopping centre will be closed from Monday, January 19 until approximately mid-October for parking garage construction. You will be able to access the mall by crossing at ground level.

Map of Bayshore station featuring the closure of the pedestrian bridge

Transportation Safety Board Update Read More

A memorandum has been posted on ottawa.ca from the City Manager regarding the recent safety advisory letters from the Transportation Safety Board concerning the September 18th, 2013 bus-train collision.

Transportation Safety Board Update: Read More

Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report Read More

The report on naming Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit system and lines is now available. It will be presented to the Transit Commission September 17.

Read the Light Rail Transit System and Line Names report

PRESTO card readers are updated at least 3 times a day Read More

PRESTO was upgraded to reduce the time it takes to update all the readers on the bus. Your online or phone purchases are now transmitted to the buses at least three times every day — and as often as six times in a day!

This means the purchases you make in the evening will be waiting for you when you tap your card on the bus the next morning.

OC Transpo is currently the only transit system using a cellular connection for PRESTO — other transit companies are updated just once a day using a Wi-Fi connection.

Automatically renew your PRESTO pass Read More

When you order a registered card online it will have to be "activated" before you can use it. Activate your card at prestocard.ca, or by phone.

... more information on renewing your pass

OC Transpo bus driving quickly on the Transitway

Express homebound/outbound

Regular fare on Express routes, at selected bus stops

Express homebound/outbound: Find out more

PRESTO - Register

Register your PRESTO card to protect your funds!

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PRESTO - Online not in Line

Load your PRESTO card online so that you don't have to wait in line!

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