Where to Buy your Fare

OC Transpo bus passes are available to residents of Ontario.

OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres


PRESTO cards available. 

  • $6 card fee (after August 15th)
  • $10 minimum load

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

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


Methods of payment: cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard or American Express.


Rideau Centre

The Rideau Centre Sales and Information Centre has been relocated 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: February 1, March 1, March 29, May 3,  May 31, 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 (after August 15th)
  • $10 minimum load

OC Transpo passes and tickets are available at these 4 locations:
Photo IDs are not available

  • City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue
  • Kanata, 580 Terry Fox Drive
  • Orléans, 255 Centrum Blvd.
  • Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed statutory holidays

Visit the City of Ottawa's Client Service Centres website for more information.

Vendors


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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Overdraft

If your card runs out of money—and if it’s registered—take one last ride in "overdraft." When you reload, pay the 25-cent overdraft fee, plus the cost of the trip.

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Family Pass

Get ahead with a $7.95 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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