Get Your PRESTO Card

Load your card online or in person at a sales centre.

Online at prestocard.ca

  • $6 card fee - Allow 7 days for delivery
  • Minimum $10 purchase
  • Register your card after you get it

In Person

  • OC Transpo Sales Centres: Rideau Centre, Lincoln Fields, St.Laurent and Place d’Orléans
  • City of Ottawa Client Services Centres: City Hall, Ben Franklin, and Kanata
    • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday * A discounted fare can only be set on your card at an OC Transpo Sales Centre with proof of eligibility
  • $6 card fee 
  • Minimum $10 purchase

DISCOUNT FARES

Present your PRESTO card at an OC Transpo Sales Centre with proof of eligibility. We will set the discount on your card.

Seniors   |   Students   |   Community Pass Users

PARA TRANSPO

Presto cards loaded with a monthly pass can be used to ride Para Transpo. Para Transpo cannot accept Presto e-purse to pay per trip, as Para Transpo vehicles are not equipped with Presto readers. You can also continue to use paper tickets, passes or cash.

PAPER PASSES AND TICKETS

Paper passes and tickets are still available at OC Transpo vendors across the city.

STO Bus and PRESTO card. Image text: PRESTO user tip 7

Riding With STO

PRESTO works on STO buses:

  • With a monthly pass
  • When you transfer from an OC Transpo bus
Woman holding a PRESTO card

PRESTO Cards

PRESTO cards cannot be used until you buy a pass or put money on your card. 

Load your card online or in person at a sales centre. 

Man holding PRESTO card. Image text: I load mine to pay-per-ride.

PRESTO - Load Your Card

Load your PRESTO card to pay-per-ride!

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