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Fare reform

Fare reform

Launched in 2021 by the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the goal of the fare reform is to simplify and harmonize public transit fares across Greater Montreal.

Your transit fares are changing

As of July 1, 2022, several transit fares will be removed in phase 2 of the fare reform. New fares are available to meet your travel needs.

Check if your fare still exists

I have a membership

See all the fares in effect as of July 1, 2022

See the fee schedule

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Understanding the fare reform

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Discover the new fare zones

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4 criteria to choose the right fare

Learn more about what’s new in phase 2

Select a category to see the changes that apply to you.

  1. All Modes C and D fares have been removed from the fee schedule.

  2. New fares are available:

    • The All Modes A fare gives you access to all modes of transportation (train, bus, metro and soon the REM) in Zone A (agglomeration of Montreal).

    • The All Modes AB fare gives you access to all modes of transportation in Zones A (agglomeration of Montreal) and B (agglomeration of Longueuil and city of Laval).

    • The All Modes ABC fare gives you access to all modes of transportation in Zones A (agglomeration of Montreal), B (agglomeration of Longueuil and city of Laval) and C (Northern and Southern suburbs).

    • The All Modes ABCD fare gives you access to all modes of transportation in Zones A (agglomeration of Montreal), B (agglomeration of Longueuil and city of Laval), C (Northern and Southern suburbs) and D (municipalities outside the territory).

    • The bus fare gives you access to bus routes in or between Zones A, B and C, with the exception of certain South Shore routes that cross the Champlain bridge to reach downtown.

    • The out-of-territory Bus fare gives you access to all exo bus routes in or between Zones C and D, as well as exo bus routes operating in Zone B.

      The All Modes, bus and out-of-territory Bus fares are available in single, multiple-trip and monthly formats and in membership programs.

    • Based on your sector, special bus fares are available to travel to downtown Montreal:

      • The LR-ROUS fare provides access to all bus routes in Zones A, B and C in the Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors.

      • The CRC-SJU-VR fare provides access to all bus routes in Zones A, B and C in the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan, Sainte-Julie and Vallée-du-Richelieu sectors.

      • The VR Saint-Hyacinthe fare provides access to all bus routes in Zones A, B, C and D in the Vallée-du-Richelieu sector.

      • The CRC Marieville fare provides access to all bus routes in Zones A, B, C and D in the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan sector.

      • Special bus fares are only available in the monthly format.

  3. OPUS card

    • All of the All Modes A monthly passes and single and multiple-trip tickets, as well as the former single and multiple-trip tickets, may be loaded to your current OPUS card.

    • All Modes AB, ABC, ABCD and out-of-territory Bus single and multiple-trip tickets are available only on an occasional OPUS card. Users who wish to obtain these fares on an OPUS card may visit a metropolitan ticket office or an exo sales outlet. They will be given a free OPUS card upon presentation of the first OPUS card registered in their name. If you do not yet have an OPUS card or if your card is not registered in your name, you may purchase a new OPUS card for $6 or $15 based on your situation.

Do single and multiple-trip tickets have an expiry date?

No. These fares do not have an expiry date and each ticket is valid for 120 minutes following its validation.

Are single and multiple-trip tickets available at a reduced rate?

That depends on your situation:

  1. If you are between the ages of 6 and 17 or 65 years and over, you may take advantage of a reduced rate for single and multiple-trip tickets.

  2. If you are a student (18 years and over), the 40% discount only applies to monthly passes.

  1. All members affected by the fare reform will receive an email informing them of what steps to take.

  2. You must log in to your customer account between May 11 and June 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. to modify your transit fare. You will receive a free new OPUS card loaded with your new transit fare.

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

I didn’t modify the transit fare in my customer account before June 10 at 7 p.m. What’s going to happen?

If you didn’t change your transit fare by this deadline, your membership has automatically been cancelled.

I’m an OPUS+ member and benefit from a reduced rate. What must I do to obtain my new fare?

You must first log in to your customer account by June 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. to select your new fare. Once the payment for your July fare has been processed, you’ll be sent an activation coupon by email. Visit a metropolitan ticket office with this coupon and your current OPUS card. You will be given a new OPUS card loaded with your new transit fare.

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. TRAM 1 and 2 as well as TRAIN 1, 2 and 3 fares are replaced by the All Modes A fare.

  2. The monthly TRAM 3 fare is maintained as part of the fare offer. It has been renamed All Modes AB REM.

  3. The monthly TRAIN 5 fare is maintained.

  4. You maintain your discount of up to 30%. This discount applies to all monthly fares, including All Modes fares.

Certain conditions apply. See the fare measure terms and conditions (in French).

  1. 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 (in French).

  1. The monthly TRAM 6 Sainte-Martine or Marieville fare is maintained.

  2. Proof of residence is not required to obtain this fare.

  1. The new fare zones for paratransit are identical to the fare zones for regular transit, except zone D. See the detailed map (in French) to learn more.

  2. All Modes C and D fares have been removed.

  3. New fares are available:

    • The All Modes ABC fare allows you to travel in Zones A, B and C. The All Modes ABCD fare allows you to travel in Zones A, B, C and D.

      The All Modes ABC and ABCD fares are only available in the monthly format and by cash payment.

    • The bus fare allows you to use the paratransit network in Zones B and C on the same shore. Unlike the regular network, the bus fare does not allow you to travel in Zone A.

    • The out-of-territory Bus fare allows you to travel on paratransit in Zones B, C and D.

      The bus and out-of-territory Bus fares are available in single (paper ticket), monthly and cash payment formats.

    • Multiple-trip tickets no longer exist. You may pay for your trip in cash on board (exact change) or give your paper ticket to the driver. If paying by cash, you will benefit from a discount on your trip.

    • 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 as of July 1, 2022.

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 as the driver will not make change

Payment methods: 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).

Can I use a paratransit taxi with a bus or out-of-territory Bus fare?

Absolutely! Taxis are considered paratransit vehicles.

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 ticket 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 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 user you may benefit from the same fare privileges where available, provided that you meet the eligibility criteria in effect. However, 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 our paratransit service.

Frequently asked questions

The metropolitan region is now divided into four large zones:

Territory Former zone New zone
Agglomeration of Montreal Zone 1 Zone A
Zone 2
Agglomeration of Longueuil and city of Laval Zone 3 Zone B
Northern and Southern suburbs Zone 4 Zone C
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Outside the ARTM’s territory Zone 8 Zone D

Zone D contains municipalities that are located outside of the ARTM’s territory, but with whom the ARTM has entered into agreements to provide public transportation services to citizens.

To find out your zone, see our municipality table.

The fare zones are the same for both networks, with the exception of Zone D.

Learn more about the fare zones

  1. Removal of the All Modes C and D fares

  2. New All Modes A, AB, ABC, ABCD fares

  3. New bus and out-of-territory Bus fares

  4. Special Bus fares

Discover the new fares

Travelling from one shore to the other in Zone C means crossing through Montreal (Zone A) and Zone B. Depending on which mode(s) of transportation you use, several fares are possible: bus, All Modes ABC and certain former monthly TRAM fares that have been maintained in the fee schedule.

You must hold a valid fare for each zone you travel through. If you are unsure which fare you require, refer to the detailed fare zone map (in French).

No. The bus and out-of-territory Bus fares are not accepted on South Shore routes that cross the Champlain bridge:

Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan 400, 401, 500, 600
Le Richelain 123, 124, 321, 323
Roussillon 100, 115, 130
Sainte-Julie 600
Vallée-du-Richelieu 300

To travel to downtown Montreal, you may use an All Modes ABC or ABCD fare. Certain other fares may also meet your needs. See the fee schedule to learn more

When the REM opens on the South Shore, certain exo buses will stop at REM stations rather than serving downtown Montreal. Since the current fares and new bus and out-of-territory Bus fares only allow customers to use bus services, and to prevent a sharp rise in price by requiring an All Modes fare, we have introduced special bus fares to allow users to travel to downtown Montreal.

These fares will also allow users to access the REM’s South Shore segment when it opens, and their rate will gradually increase year by year until it reaches the All Modes fare.

Special bus fares are available in monthly formats and in membership programs. For occasional use, you may purchase a single or multiple-trip All Modes ticket.

As is the case today, all transit fares may not be loaded to the same OPUS card at the same time.

Your current OPUS card can hold the following fares:

  • All monthly passes

  • Single and multiple-trip All Modes A and bus tickets

  • The former single and multiple-trip transit fares maintained in the fee schedule

Single and multiple-trip All Modes AB, ABC, ABCD and out-of-territory Bus tickets may be purchased on an occasional OPUS card at the regular rate. Users who wish to load these fares on an OPUS card may visit a metropolitan ticket office or an exo sales outlet.

The fare reform will result in the instant removal of the former transit fares that have higher rates than the new fares. Over time, the fare reform’s impact on rates will be neutral or favourable for 95% of users.

In the event the price of the new fares is higher than the old ones, the rate will be increased gradually, year by year, to prevent a sharp rise in price. Starting in 2022, for a period of four years, support measures will help to mitigate these fare increases gradually.

At the same time, on July 1, all transit fares will be indexed by 2% on average.

Yes, you may purchase your old fares maintained in the fee schedule, new All Modes, bus and out-of-territory Bus fares, as well as special bus fares at the same locations as before: metropolitan ticket offices, exo sales outlets and the OPUS website.

  1. The monthly passes for July will be available starting June 20, 2022.

  2. The new single and multiple-trip tickets will be available starting July 1, 2022.

Yes!

  1. Children aged 6 to 17 years old and people aged 65 and over may take advantage of a reduced fare for single and multiple-trip tickets as well as monthly passes.

  2. Full-time students (18 years and over) enjoy a harmonized 40% discount on all monthly passes.

    See the fee schedule to learn more.

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

  1. 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 may ride for free and do not need an OPUS card. However, the travelling companion may travel with no more than five children aged 6 to 11 years old.

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

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 an exo 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.

The fares to travel by taxibus are the same as to travel by bus. Depending on the zone(s) you travel through, monthly All Modes, bus and out-of-territory Bus fares are accepted on taxibuses. You may also pay with cash, in which case you must have exact change.

Single and multiple-trip tickets may not be used.

Learn more about taxibus services

You may continue to use your old single and multiple-trip tickets even if they are removed from the fee schedule. There is no deadline to use them.

Please note that no reimbursement is possible for fares that are no longer sold.

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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