OC Transpo is the world’s largest bus system, but where to take it?
Here are four buses not to miss. All can be caught at the Rideau Centre.
Twenty-four hour service spits you across the city from the east end to Baseline Station. A cheap late-night alternative to cabs, it connects directly to Algonquin and University of Ottawa. This shopping express stops at Place d’Orleans, St Laurent Shopping Centre, the Rideau Centre and College Square.
A comprehensive introduction to behind-the-scenes Ottawa, it turns south on Bank Street after the Parliament Buildings, and then west on Somerset, through Chinatown’s restaurants, trendy dining and shopping in Hintonburg and Westboro, and Bayshore Shopping Centre.
Got tickets to a Senators game or concert at Scotiabank Place, but how do you get there and back? OC Transpo’s “Connexion 400” special event shuttles are your answer.
Skip the traffic and parking nightmare and enjoy the party atmosphere onboard with fellow fans.
This one heads straight south on Bank Street, past Lansdowne Park then through the Glebe and Ottawa South, which feature great shops, pubs and restaurants, finishing up at South Keys for big box shopping and the Cineplex.
Your ticket to ride
New this year, full time Carleton and University of Ottawa students will be issued a bus pass for the school year, September to April, for $290, which is already included in student fees.
A regular student bus pass costs $73.25 a month. You’ll save money if you take the bus at least 23 times in that month.
You can also save on the regular cash fare of $3.25 with two bus tickets for only $2.50.