Where to Buy your Fare

OC Transpo bus passes and PRESTO cards are available to residents of Ontario. Photo IDs are only sold at OC Transpo Sales & Information Centres.

OC Transpo Sales & Information Centres

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All OC Transpo fares and passes are available at our four Sales and Information Centres:

  • Rideau Centre
  • St-Laurent
  • Lincoln Fields
  • Place d’Orléans

We accept Interac, Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Rideau Centre 

Located on the 3rd level of Rideau Centre near the west bridge leading to The Bay.
View Map:    Rideau

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

St-Laurent, Lincoln Fields & Place d’Orléans

Located in the Transitway Stations.
View maps:    Lincoln Fields      |     St-Laurent     |     Place d'Orléans

Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday Closed **
Sunday Closed

** Open from 11 am to 5 pm:  October 3, October 31, November 28

City of Ottawa Client Service Centres (CSCs)

PRESTO cards are available at City Hall, Kanata and Ben Franklin locations.

  • $6 card fee
  • $10 minimum load

OC Transpo passes and tickets are available at the following 5 locations:

CSC address Hours of Operation
City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. 8:30 am – 5 pm
Kanata, 580 Terry Fox Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Orléans, 255 Centrum Blvd. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr. 8 am – 8 pm

CSCs are closed on statutory holidays.


PRESTO Cards are NOT AVAILABLE at vendor location.

View our vendor map to find a vendor near you: 

OC Transpo monthly pass vouchers and bus tickets are sold at hundreds of locations around the city, including most of these stores:

  • Loblaws (tickets only)
  • Mac's Milk
  • Pharma Plus
  • Quickie
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (most sell passes)

If you see this sign,
you've found a ticket vendor!

Map of Vendor locations

Some vendors sell tickets only, not passes. To ensure availability of the monthly pass, please check the vendor

Some vendors only sell tickets in packs of 6, not individually. 

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Family DayPass

Get ahead with a $8.30 Daypass!

On weekends and statutory holidays, the DayPass also serves as a 'Family Pass' giving you unlimited same day travel for up to 6 people.


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