Green express routes run weekday rush hours and require premium* fare.
Express routes provide direct, quick trips from suburban communities to downtown and back during rush hours.
On July 1, 2012, Rural express routes became express routes. They still provide a similar direct service to and from communities outside the urban transit area.
* As a guide, when express fare is required, the route number is shown in green numerals on the bus stop sign, where space permits.
Required fare is also always displayed in the front window of the approaching bus.
Inbound Premium Fare Rule
In the morning rush hour, express stations(eastbound) premium fare is not required for passengers boarding at or beyond Tunney's Pasture and Hurdman Stations (westbound).
Homebound Premium Fare Rule
In the afternoon, express premium fare is not required for passengers boarding at the point where the route leaves the Transitway or after it has left the Queensway.
Once outside the Urban Transit Area, boarding passengers pay regular fare only.
Route 27 in Gatineau
Passengers boarding in the afternoon in Gatineau (Hull) are not required to pay the Express premium. For example, if you get on at Place du Portage in the PM, you do not need to pay express fare - one stop only. If you board after this stop; destination Orléans, you will pay express fare.
Customers boarding at any stop in Ottawa before Place d'Orléans must pay the Express premium fare
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