Where to Buy your Fare

OC Transpo bus passes are available to residents of Ontario.

OC Transpo Sales & Information Centres

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 cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Rideau Centre

The Rideau Centre Sales and Information Centre
Located on the 3rd level of Rideau Centre near the west bridge leading to The Bay.
(view Map)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Laurent, Lincoln Fields & Place d’Orléans

Located in the Transitway Stations.
(View maps: Lincoln Fields, St. Laurent, Place d'Orléans)

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday  Closed **
Sunday  Closed 
** Open from 11 am to 5 pm:  June 28,  August 2,  August 30, September 6, September 27,  October 4, November 1, November 29, December 27

City of Ottawa Client Service Centres

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:
Photo IDs are not sold from these locations

  • City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue                                       open 8:30 am - 5 pm
  • Kanata, 580 Terry Fox Drive                                         open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Orléans, 255 Centrum Blvd.                                        open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.                open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Drive       open 8 am - 8 pm

Closed statutory holidays


PRESTO Cards are NOT AVAILABLE at vendor locations.

View our vendor map to find a vendor near you: 

» Vendors

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;  and Shoppers Drug Mart (most sell passes) 

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

Vendor map

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Register for Alerts!

Register and we will e-mail or text your cell with the latest transit information, including cancelled trips, detours, fare changes or changes in service to your route.

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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. 

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Family Pass

Get ahead with a $8.10 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.

DayPassFind out more

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