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Fare reform

The fare reform in brief

  1. Simplified fare zones

    The Montréal region is now divided into four major fare zones. exo’s territory is located in Zone C (North and South Shores) and includes certain municipalities in Zone D.

  2. New “All Modes” fares

    Available as single tickets, multiple-trip tickets, monthly passes, and via the OPUS+ and OPUS+ entreprise membership program, “All Modes” fares allow you to use all transit modes available in the area you are travelling in.

  3. Harmonized student discount

    Full-time students aged 18 years and over enjoy a 40% discount on all monthly passes.

    Learn more about student fares
  4. Children ride for free

    Children aged 11 years and under ride for free, provided they are accompanied by a person aged 14 years and over.

Changes to your fares and rates

Select the category(ies) that relate to you to see the changes.
  1. Several fares and rates have changed. See the fee schedule for your sector to learn more.

  2. Certain fares are now only available on a disposable chip card (Solo or Occasional).

  3. New fares and rates have been implemented to take into account the changing needs of passengers and provide more flexibility:

    • The "All Modes AB” fare (10 trips) allows you to use all modes of transportation in the agglomerations of Montréal, Longueuil and the City of Laval, at a cost of $45.

    • The “All Modes ABC” fare (10 trips), which provides access to all modes of transportation in the ARTM’s territory, is reduced by $10, dropping from $64 to $54

    • The “TRAM 3” fare (6 trips) which provides access to the STM network and trains in Montréal, Longueuil and Laval, is reduced by $29.50 to $27.

I have single-trip or multiple-trip tickets that haven’t been sold since July 1, 2021. Can I still use them?

Yes, you may still use your single or multiple-trip tickets even if they’ve been removed from the fee schedules.

Are single and multiple-trip tickets available at a discount for students aged 18 years and over?

No, the 40% student discount does not apply to single or multiple-trip tickets. It is only available for monthly passes.

  1. All of your OPUS+ membership privileges are maintained, including the 12th free month.

  2. Have you suspended your membership?

    The suspension measure is in effect until March 31, 2022. Payment for your membership will resume on March 10 for the April 2022 fare.

    New fares and rates are available to meet your travel needs:

    • The "All Modes AB” fare (10 trips) allows you to use all modes of transportation in the agglomerations of Montréal, Longueuil and the City of Laval, at a cost of $45.

    • The “All Modes ABC” fare (10 trips), which provides access to all modes of transportation in the ARTM’s territory, is reduced by $10, dropping from $64 to $54

    • The “TRAM 3” fare (6 trips) which provides access to the STM network and trains in Montréal, Longueuil and Laval, is reduced by $29.50 to $27.

I am a student OPUS+ member. Do I have to provide proof of school attendance to obtain my new OPUS card with the right fare?

No, you will not be asked to provide proof of school attendance to obtain your new OPUS card when changing your fare. This is only necessary when renewing your card.

I am an OPUS+ entreprise member. Do I have to advise my employer that my fare is changing?

No, exo will inform your employer about the changes directly.

    1. The TRAM 5, 6, 7 and TRAIN 6 fares are replaced by the “All Modes ABC” fare.

    2. All other fares are maintained.

    3. You maintain your discount of up to 30%. This discount applies to all transit fares, including new “All Modes” fares.

Certain conditions apply. See the fare measure terms and conditions.

    1. The TRAMREM and MTLREM fares are maintained.

    2. They are still available at a preferential rate.

Certain conditions apply. See the fare measure terms and conditions.

  1. You are now part of Zone B (agglomeration of Longueuil).

  2. Did you hold a TRAIN 5 fare? You may now purchase a TRAIN 3 fare or an “All Modes AB” fare (10 trips) at a lower cost to travel to Montréal. Visit one of our sales outlets to purchase your new fare.

Why is the City of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville located in Zone B?

The new zones were established to correspond with the major administrative sectors of the metropolitan region. Zone B represents the agglomeration of Longueuil. As the municipality of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is part of this agglomeration, it is now located in Zone B.

  1. You are now part of Zone D.

  2. The TRAM 6 fare is replaced by the TRAM 6 Sainte-Martine or Marieville fare(TRAM6-HSL-CRC).

Why are the municipalities of Sainte-Martine and Marieville the only ones to get the TRAM 6 Sainte-Martine or Marieville fare?

The municipalities of Sainte-Martine and Marieville are located outside of the ARTM’s territory. Formerly located in Zone 6, they are now part of Zone D. In the case of Sainte-Martine and Marieville, the transfer from TRAM 6 to the new “All Modes” fare will result in a fare increase. The transitional TRAM 6 Sainte-Martine or Marieville fare will increase progressively to avoid a sharp rise in price and will be retained specifically for residents in these municipalities until its gradual removal.

    1. Books of tickets, multiple-trip tickets and punch cards are no longer available. Depending on your sector, they have been replaced by cash fares and/or paper tickets.

    2. When you pay for your trip in cash aboard a vehicle, you benefit from the discount formerly granted for books of tickets, multiple-trip tickets and punch cards.

    3. exo drivers no longer sell paper tickets aboard vehicles; only cash fares are accepted. You must board with exact change or a valid ticket, purchased beforehand at one of our sales outlets.

    4. The “All Modes” fares in Zones C, D, ABC and ABCD are available as monthly passes and via the OPUS+ and OPUS+ entreprise programs. You may also purchase a single trip by paying cash aboard a vehicle.

    5. Only “All Modes” fares in Zones C and D are available as paper tickets (1 trip) or virtual monthly passes.

    6. The “All Modes C” fare allows you to travel the greatest distance in exo’s territory in Zone C, on the North and South Shores.

    7. New fares and rates have been implemented to take into account the changing needs of passengers:

      • The “All Modes AB” fare allows you to use all modes of transportation in the agglomerations of Montréal, Longueuil and the City of Laval. The cash fare for a single trip at the regular rate is $4.50, and $3.00 at the reduced rate..

      • The “All Modes ABC” fareprovides access to all modes of transportation in the ARTM’s territory. The cash fare for a single trip at the regular rate is $5.50, and $3.50 at the reduced rate.

    8. To use our paratransit services, you must reserve your trip at all times.

See the paratransit fee schedule to learn more about the fares and rates in effect.

Where and how do I purchase my paratransit fare?

Several options are possible:

Cash fare Paper ticket
Place of purchase: paratransit vehicles. Place of purchase: all usual sales outlets.

⚠️Not sold by exo drivers.

Payment method: cash only.

⚠️Make sure you have the exact amount when boarding as the driver will not make change.

Payment method: the regular payment methods at the sales outlet.

Does my paratransit eligibility card stay the same?

Yes, there is no change.

Do the rules for travel companion fares remain the same?

Yes, these rules remain unchanged and are available in our paratransit guide (in French).

Does my “All Modes” fare allow me to transfer to regular public transit services?

Transferring to regular public transit is not possible with a virtual or paper “All Modes” fare or when paying by cash as the fare box system does not recognize paper or virtual tickets.

You may only transfer to regular public transit if you hold a monthly “All Modes” pass loaded to your OPUS card.

I’m a student who uses paratransit services. Can I benefit from a reduced fare?

Yes, as a paratransit customer you may benefit from the same fare privileges where available, provided that you meet the eligibility criteria in effect. To take advantage of a reduced fare, you must have an OPUS card with photo.

Learn more about student fares

I need more information about my paratransit fares and trips. Who do I contact?

If you have a specific question about your fares or trips, contact exo’s paratransit service.

  1. Children aged 11 years and under may ride for free on all public transit services in the metropolitan region, provided that they are accompanied by a person aged 14 years and over who holds a valid transit fare.

  2. This person may accompany a maximum of 5 children aged 6 to 11 years old.

My child is between 6 and 11 years old. Do they require an OPUS card to travel?

It depends on whether your child is accompanied or travelling alone:

  • If your child is accompanied by a person aged 14 years and over who is in charge of their supervision and holds a valid transit fare, they do not need an OPUS card and may ride for free.

  • If your child is travelling alone, they must have an OPUS card with photo loaded with the appropriate transit fare. Consult the fee schedule for your sector to see the fares in effect.

My child is between 6 and 11 years old and will no longer require their OPUS card with photo. Can I obtain a refund for their card and the fares that remain on the card?

No, the OPUS card and the remaining fares are non-refundable.

However, the fares on the card remain valid and you may request to transfer them to another OPUS card or a disposable card at a metropolitan ticket office or a sales outlet that is authorized to carry out this transaction.

You must pay the difference between your child’s fare and the new fare loaded on the second card.

Frequently asked questions

The metropolitan region used to be divided into eight fare zones. Now there are four zones.

Territory Former zone New zone
Island of Montréal Zone 1 Zone A
Zone 2
Agglomeration of Longueuil and City of Laval Zone 3 Zone B
North and South Shores Zone 4 Zone C
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Outside the ARTM’s territory Zone 8 Zone D

The fare reform is a major project divided into various phases that will be rolled out over four years:

  • Zones C and D were the first to be implemented, as of July 1, 2021.

  • Zones A and B will be implemented in July 2022.

The phase-by-phase implementation of the project has several benefits:

  • Integrate and harmonize fares and services for Zone C and certain municipalities in Zone D.

  • Properly guide users.

  • Train first-line workers to respond effectively to your needs.

New “All Modes” fares for Zones C and D

  1. The TRAM 5, 6 and 7 fares and TRAIN 6 and 7 monthly passes have been replaced by the “All Modes ABC” fare.

  2. Certain bus fares have been replaced by “All Modes C” or “All Modes ABC” fares.

  3. The new “All Modes” fares provide access to all modes of transportation available in the ARTM’s territory (train, bus, métro and, in 2022, the REM). Depending on your needs, these fares will allow you to travel:

    • Across several zones, with an “All Modes” multizones fare
      For example, with the “All Modes ABC” fare, you may travel throughout Zones A, B and C, on any mode of transportation (e.g. you can travel from Saint-Jérôme to Montréal by train, bus and/or métro).

The “All Modes” fares are also available for paratransit travel.

Harmonization of reduced fares: child, student and 65+

Children aged 6 to 17 years old, full-time students aged 18 years and over, and people aged 65 years and over benefit from a harmonized discount of 40% on all monthly passes, including “All Modes” fares.

Children ride for free

Public transit is free, everywhere and at all times, for children aged 11 and under, provided that they are accompanied by a person aged 14 years and over. This person may accompany a maximum of 5 children aged 6 to 11 years old.

To travel from one shore to another in Zone C, you must travel through the Montréal territory and Zone B. You must therefore purchase a multizones ABC fare or another fare in the fee schedule for your sector. Certain TRAIN fares may also meet your travelling needs.

Yes, fares that have not changed are still available at the same places as before. The new “All Modes” fares are also available at metropolitan ticket offices exo sales outlets and on the OPUS website.

The monthly “All Modes” fare is accepted, in accordance with the current policies of the transit agencies that operate these services (exo, RTL, STL and STM). You may also pay with cash.

Learn more about taxibus services

You may still use your old single or multiple-trip tickets, even if they have been removed from the fee schedules since July 1, 2021.

You may request an exchange or refund provided that your request complies with the rules set out in the ARTM’s Refund and Exchange Policy (in French) and you have kept the purchase receipts.

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