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Child Fares (Age 5 and Under)

Children aged 5 and under travel for free on Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) buses when they are accompanied by an adult. Payment of an adult fare allows a maximum of 4 children per adult.

The reduced fare must be paid for each additional child:

Fare payment

Fare

Where to get it and recharge it

E-wallet

 

E-fare on personalized Multi card

$10 minimum recharge

$2.60

 

Service points

 

Recharging sites

E-wallet
(Occasional Multi)


E-fare on non personalized Multi card

$10 minimum recharge

$3.50

Service points

 

Recharging sites


Cash

$2.60

Ticket, Multi 1 day, Multi 3 days

For more information about these payment methods, please refer to the basic fares.

E-Wallet

Simple and easy to use, it can be loaded on your Multi card at your usual retail outlet or on line in My Profile. You can pay your occasional trips by means of an e-fare.

The e-wallet:

  • More savings
  • No need to have change to take a bus
  • Paperless transfers
  • Can be transferred if it is lost or stolen
  • Can be loaded on line in My Profile

You can put from $10 to $110 in your e-wallet.
(At some recharging sites, the e-wallet can be loaded in dollar increments only.)

When you pass your card in front of the reader when boarding the bus, the reader:

  • Confirms that your trip is valid
  • Debits the fare from your e-wallet
  • Displays the balance available on your e-wallet

A fare debited from your e-wallet entitles you to an e-transfer that is valid for 2 hours starting from when you first boarded an STO bus. Simply pass your card in front of the reader again during the validity period and the transfer will be accepted.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more details about the e-wallet.

The Occasional Multi (E-wallet)

Simple and easy to use, as its name suggests, this pass is ideal for occasional trips! It's an e-wallet on a non personalized Multi card. Wich means it's transferable and it can be shared easily among riders in the same family. No matter who uses it, the Occasional Multi lets you pay for your trip using an e-fare. It can be loaded at the service points and retail outlets.

The Occasional Multi is the Multi that lends itself well!

In addition:

  • It is cheaper than a paper ticket
  • There is no need for change to take a bus
  • Paperless transfers
  • the balance is protected if it is lost or stolen 
  • It can be loaded at one of the service points and recharging sites

The initial cost is $2. You can then put from $10 to $110 on it and recharge it as often as you want, so be sure to keep it!

By tapping the card on the reader when boarding the bus, the reader:

  • Confirms that your trip is valid
  • Debits the fare from your Multi card
  • Displays the balance available on your Occasional Multi

A fare debited from your Multi entitles you to an e-transfer that is valid for 2 hours starting from when you first boarded an STO bus. Simply tap the reader again during the validity period and the transfer will be accepted.

Cash

Cash fare is a practical solution when you have to take the bus unexpectedly.

The exact fare in change is required. Pennies and bank notes are not accepted.

Transfer

If you need to take more than one bus to reach your destination and are not using a Multi card, ask the driver for a transfer when you first board the bus.

You will not have to pay with an additional ticket or cash fare to take another bus.

The transfer is valid for 2 hours calculated from the time the bus leaves the terminus on the current trip.

New transfer with a QR code

Since June 23, a new transfer was introduced on STO buses.

How is it different? It has a QR code, which is a type of barcode consisting of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background.

This QR code will allow STO riders to access the O-Train stations. To use it, the transfer will be valid for 2 hours within which riders must scan the barcode at one of the fare gates at the stations.

Riders can now also use this transfer with the QR code to travel on the Trillium Line in Ottawa's light rail system, and will be able to do the same once the Confederation line is operational.

Visit How will I get through the gate to learn more.

 

Follow the usual process on STO and OC Transpo buses 

For those who will be using this new transfer to travel on an STO or OC Transpo bus, note that nothing will change. When boarding, continue to show it to the driver as you have already been doing. Its validity period will also remain the same, which is 2 hours calculated from the time the bus leaves the terminus on the current trip.

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