Where to Buy your Fare

OC Transpo bus passes and PRESTO cards are available to residents of Ontario.

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

Interac, Visa, Mastercard or American Express is accepted.

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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 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

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed **

** Open from 11 am to 5 pm:  February 28, May 2, May 30, August 1, August 29, September 5, October 3, October 31, November 28

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:
NOTE: Photo IDs are not sold from the locations listed below:

CSC Location:
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue
Kanata, 580 Terry Fox Drive
Orléans, 255 Centrum Blvd.
Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.
Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr.

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

CSC's 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 the sign below,
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. 

Vendors do not sell Photo IDs.

Photo ID's are only available at the OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres.

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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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Tickets and passes available at over 300 vendors! Find a vendor close to you.

Vendors: Find out more
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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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