Oakville Transit customers can pay using exact cash, PRESTO card loaded with funds or an Oakville Transit monthly pass product, PRESTO E-Ticket, valid paper transfer, special purpose paper monthly pass or special purpose ticket. Bus drivers do not sell fares or carry change. Customers may be asked to present their paper fare media to the driver for validation.

Visit our fare policy page for more information about our fare media.

Youth and seniors ride free starting May 1, 2023

Oakville Transit is pleased to offer a new program for youth and seniors to ride free effective May 1, 2023.

To benefit from this free program, customers must have a PRESTO card and tap when boarding the bus.

Customers who do not have a PRESTO card when boarding will be required to pay a fare of $4, payable by cash (exact change only) or by credit card by tapping the card on the PRESTO device when boarding.

For additional information visit the Youth and Seniors Ride Free page.

Exact cash fare – $4 per ride
PRESTO single – $2.10 per ride
PRESTO monthly pass – $65.40 per month

Seniors ride free on Mondays!

Seniors (65 years and over) can ride free all day, on all routes every Monday. Seniors are asked to be prepared to show proof of age if required.

  • Exact cash fare – $4 per ride
  • PRESTO single – $3.25 per ride
  • PRESTO monthly pass – $136.50 per month

University, college, and adult education students 20 years and over must pay adult fare.

  • Exact cash fare – $4 per ride
  • PRESTO single – $2.55 per ride
  • PRESTO monthly pass – $87.20 per month

Freedom Pass

PRESTO Monthly Pass – $20

The Freedom Pass is valid for customers aged 13 to 19 for unlimited rides after 4 p.m. on weekday evenings, all day Saturday and Sunday for the month indicated. Regular child or youth fare applies at all other times. You must have funds loaded on your PRESTO card in order to pay the fare before 4 p.m.

During July and August the monthly Freedom Pass allows for unlimited rides, all day, all times, all week for the month indicated.

The pass is not valid for unlimited rides during March Break, Christmas week and statutory holidays. The regular terms and conditions apply during these time frames.

All children ages 12 and under ride free.

Starting March 1, 2023, kids 12 and under will continue to ride free by tapping on board with a PRESTO card or by traveling with a parent/guardian.

GO Transit riders

Your Oakville Transit fare is free when connecting to or from GO Transit service.

Simply tap your PRESTO card and your fare discount will be calculated automatically. A valid, paper GO Transit single-ride ticket and day pass will also be accepted as proof of payment. Please show your valid paper GO ticket to the driver to receive the discount. The co-fare discount is valid for 2 hours if you start your trip on Oakville Transit and 3 hours if you start on GO Transit.

GO Transit Group Passes and GO Transit e-tickets are not accepted for co-fare discounts.

Riding with care

Travelling with a support person

A support person can now travel free-of-charge on Oakville Transit buses when accompanying someone with a disability who has an identified medical requirement for support.

One support person will be allowed per individual per trip, but the support person may change. All persons with a disability, who wish to have a support person travel with them, must obtain an Oakville Transit Support Person ID Card and present it to the bus driver for each trip that includes a support person.


Subsidized Passes for Low-income Transit

Customers may be eligible for a subsidized pass for low-income transit (SPLIT pass) through Halton Region.

SPLIT Pass sales is available for purchase at the Oakville Transit office and can be purchased with cash, debit or credit. ServiceOakville no longer sells SPLIT pass as of October 1.

Visually Impaired Patrons

Travel free with your CNIB card.