OC Transpo’s summer service starts Sunday, June 24

OC Transpo’s summer service starts Sunday, June 24. Several changes will be made to help get ready for rail and the opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, later this year. Other summer service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service as the school year ends and customers take summer vacations.

Customers should visit octranspo.com and use the travel planner to see if their regular trips are affected.

Many of this summer’s changes are being made to improve connections to future O-Train Line 1 stations.


Transit is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city with free service all day on OC Transpo and Para Transpo. A special schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks. Customers can also visit the OC Transpo information booth located at Confederation Square on July 1 if they have any questions about transit service on Canada Day.

More Presto options in Ottawa!

Using Presto just got easier. Customers can now buy and load Presto cards instantly at more than 60 Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores locations across the city. The full list of stores is available at octranspo.com. Customers can also set their Senior, Youth, and Child discounts at these retailers. Presto cards sold at these locations are the new black design and work the same way as the green cards and new white and red Ready for Rail cards. Presto cards can still be purchased and loaded online, at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres and select City of Ottawa Client Service Centres, and at ticket machines at Greenboro, Mooney’s Bay, Carleton, and Carling O-Train stations.   Reminder: Paper tickets have expired

Real-time schedule information is available 24 hours a day by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number, or by using the OC Transpo iPhone app or other independent smartphone apps.. For more details, travel planning assistance, and new timetables, customers should call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit octranspo.com. Printed timetables are also available at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres.