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Welcome back students! Read More

The 600 series routes and school trips are back starting Sept. 1 for Carleton U. and French-language schools, and Sept. 8 for all other schools. Some routes have changed with the Transitway closure this summer. The 2015-2016 U-Pass is valid starting Sept. 1. The U-Pass is now open to eligible Algonquin students and Gatineau residents.

More info on the school service

Issues with the 560560 SMS service for Virgin Mobile customers Read More

Virgin Mobile customers may experience delays or delivery problems with the 560560 sms service due to a carrier issue. Until the problem is resolved, please call 613-560-1000 with your 4 digit stop number or use the MyTransit app for your route’s next departure times. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday schedules in effect on Labour Day Monday Read More

On Monday, Sept.7, buses and the O-Train Trillium Line will run on a new fall service Sunday schedule. Para Transpo will operate a holiday service and all regular trips will be automatically cancelled.

Sunday schedules in effect on Labour Day Monday: Read More

Rideau Centre Sales & Info Centre will stay 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

STO service moves from Rideau Street Read More

Effective Monday August 31, STO buses will no longer serve stops on Rideau Street. Connections to and from STO service can be made nearby on Sussex Drive northbound and Mackenzie Avenue southbound. For more information about STO routing changes, call 819-770-3242 or

see the STO service notification

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

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

Introducing 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.

Try the New Travel Planner

Greenboro Park & Ride construction Read More

Starting Aug. 24 and until Oct. 9 (approx.), the Greenboro Park & Ride will be under construction for accessibility upgrades.

Construction impacts

Some accessible spots relocated nearby

  • Several regular and Gold permit spaces closed
    • We will make sure enough spaces remain
  • Passenger drop-off loop closed
    • You will still be able to drop customers off within the Park & Ride
  • Some areas will be blocked off

Park & Ride improvements

Once construction is done, the Park & Ride lot will have:

  • 84 new regular spots
  • 18 improved accessible spots, with access lanes and curb ramps that connect to the sidewalk
  • A fully accessible customer drop-off zone

Please obey all signage. Thank you for co-operating!

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

Stop changes at Blair Station in effect Read More

  • Routes 121 Hurdman, 124 St-Laurent, 126 Pineview use stop 1A instead of stop 2B
  • Special event routes 401 and 451 westbound use stop 2B
  • Some off stops have changed
  • There is no longer a night stop and all buses keep serving their usual stop after 9 pm

Please obey all signage and keep to pedestrian pathways and designated waiting areas.

Blair Station layout

Map of Blair station starting July 13

Safe Travels Read More

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

Let OC Transpo know...

On Track 2018 Read More

Starting June 28, the Transitway will close from Blair to Hurdman for light-rail construction, leading to many routing changes in the east-end and service changes at Hurdman, Train, St-Laurent and Lees stations. On June 28, we will also start our summer service that includes seasonal schedules and expanded service in Kanata, Orléans and Stittsville.

Find out how your route will change

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

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Transit Tax Credit

Claim 15% of pass prices on your Income Tax Return!

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PRESTO - Register

Register your PRESTO card to protect your funds!

Example of a bus ticket : teal square ticket with text: The Ticket $1.60

Trade In Old Tickets

Yellow ($1.55) tickets will no longer be accepted on the bus effective Jan. 1, 2016. Teal ($1.60) tickets are still valid.

Use Up or Trade In Old Tickets

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