The OC Transpo web site is the place to go for information about public transit routes, schedules, fares, PRESTO, Park & Ride, travel planning, and much more. You can also call 613-741-4390 (TTY 613-741-5280).
Fares and rates
- Fares: Fare payment options for travel on OC Transpo buses and the O-Train.
- Discount Fare Eligibility: Students under age 20 are eligible for discounted fares.
- U-Pass: With the U-Pass, students at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University have the freedom of getting around without worrying about exact fare, buying bus tickets or their next monthly pass.
- PRESTO Card : PRESTO smart cards are the easy way to pay. If you are a full-time student aged 13 to 19, you can set your PRESTO card for discounted rates.
- Online Travel Planner : Use the Online Travel Planner to find the best route from A to B.
- College and University Services: General information about transit service to your campus.
- High School/Middle School Services: Routing information for high schools across the city.
- Major Events: Find out the best OC Transpo route to events in the city.
- Ottawa Destinations: Find out the best OC Transpo route to major destinations and venues.
Mobile information services
Go Mobile: Access travel information from your mobile phone, using SMS, mobile web browser or an app, or register for alerts and keep posted on the latest transit information.
Tips for Travel Safety: General instructions for riding OC Transpo in comfort and safety.
Light rail transit
Construction of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit system, called the Confederation Line, is currently underway. The Confederation Line will be a significant part of OC Transpo's integrated transit network. The 12.5-kilometre electric light rail system will replace existing diesel powered buses, providing rapid transit between Blair Station in the east and Tunney's Pasture in the west. The route includes 13 stations and a 2.5-kilometre tunnel that will alleviate congestion through the downtown core. For more information about the project, including maps and construction updates, visit the Confederation Line.