Fare reform

How will the fare reform affect you?

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain will begin implementing the fare reform in July 2021.

  • Supervised children aged 11 and under can travel for free on public transit, at all times across the metropolitan area.*
  • Full-time students who are 18 years and older are eligible for a 40% discount on monthly passes.*
  • The new “All Modes” fares will be introduced in the northern and southern outer suburbs.

* Conditions apply. 

As of July 1, 2021, how are you affected?

Select the municipality that corresponds to your starting point:

  • Agglomeration of Montréal
  • Agglomeration of Longueuil
  • Municipality of Laval
  • Northern suburb
  • Southern suburb
  • Outside the ARTM limit

Zone A

Agglomeration of Montréal

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Additional discount for those aged 65 and over on the STM fares for “1 trip”, “2 trips”, “10 trips” and for “weekly”, “monthly” and “4-month” passes.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.
  • For those travelling outside zone A, the new “All Modes ABC” and “All Modes ABCD” fares may be of interest.

To learn more, access the detailed fare schedule:

Detailed price list

Zone B

Agglomeration of Longueuil

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Discount of 40% on monthly “TRAM”, “TRAIN” and “All modes” passes for full-time students 18 years and older.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.
  • For those travelling outside zone B, the new “All Modes ABC” and “All Modes ABCD” fares may be of interest.

To learn more, access the detailed fare schedule:

Detailed price list

Zone B

Municipality of Laval

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Discount of 40% on monthly passes for full-time students 18 years and older.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.
  • For those travelling outside zone B, the new “All Modes ABC” and “All Modes ABCD” fares may be of interest.

To learn more, access the detailed fare schedule:

Detailed price list

Zone B

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Discount of 40% on monthly “TRAM”, “TRAIN” and “All modes” passes for full-time students 18 years and older.
  • To travel from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville to Montreal, you can now use a TRAM 3 fare or TRAIN 3 fare if you are leaving from Saint-Bruno station.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.
  • For those travelling in outer suburbs, the new “All Modes ABC” and “All Modes ABCD” fares may be of interest.

To learn more, access the detailed fare schedule:

Detailed price list

Zone C

Northern and southern suburbs

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Discount of 40% on monthly passes for full-time students 18 years and older.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.

Please note your fares and rates are changing.

Zone D

Outside the ARTM limit

  • Free for supervised children aged 11 and under at all times across the metropolitan area.
  • Discount of 40% on monthly passes for full-time students 18 years and older.
  • Average indexation of 2% on fares across the metropolitan area.

Please note your fares and rates are changing.

Implementation phases

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4

July 2021

Introduction of the “All Modes” fares in zones C and D, harmonization of the free travel for children and student discount.

July 2022

Introduction of the “Bus everywhere “ and the “All Modes” fares in zones A and B.

July 2023

Introduction of the “All Modes” multizones fares BC, CD and BCD.

July 2024

Gradual removal of old fares.

1

July 2021

Introduction of the “All Modes” fares in zones C and D, harmonization of the free travel for children and student discount.

2

July 2022

Introduction of the “Bus everywhere “ and the “All Modes” fares in zones A and B.

3

July 2023

Introduction of the “All Modes” multizones fares BC, CD and BCD.

4

July 2024

Gradual removal of old fares.

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What is the fare reform?

It is, firstly, a simplification of the number of fare zones. The entire metropolitan area now has four main zones.

Public transit fare zones

Zone A Agglomeration of Montréal
Zone B Agglomeration of Longueuil and Municipality of Laval
Zone C Northern and southern suburbs
Zone D Outside the ARTM limit
ARTM territory

Zone A

List of municipalities with public transit service
  • Agglomeration of Montréal

Zone B

List of municipalities with public transit service
  • Agglomeration of Longueuil
    • Boucherville
    • Brossard
    • Greenfield Park
    • LeMoyne
    • Saint-Hubert
    • Longueuil
    • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
    • Saint-Lambert
  • Municipality of Laval

Zone C

List of municipalities with public transit service
  • Northern suburb
    • Blainville
    • Boisbriand
    • Bois-des-Filion
    • Charlemagne
    • Deux-Montagnes
    • L’Assomption
    • Lorraine
    • Mascouche
    • Mirabel
    • Pointe-Calumet
    • Repentigny
    • Rosemère
    • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
    • Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac
    • Sainte-Thérèse
    • Saint-Eustache
    • Saint-Jérôme
    • Saint-Joseph-du-Lac
    • Saint-Sulpice
    • Terrebonne
  • Southern suburb
    • Beauharnois
    • Beloeil
    • Candiac
    • Carignan
    • Chambly
    • Châteauguay
    • Contrecoeur
    • Delson
    • Hudson
    • Kahnawake
    • L’Île-Perrot
    • La Prairie
    • Léry
    • McMasterville
    • Mercier
    • Mont-Saint-Hilaire
    • Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
    • Otterburn Park
    • Pincourt
    • Richelieu
    • Saint-Amable
    • Saint-Basile-le-Grand
    • Saint-Constant
    • Sainte-Catherine
    • Sainte-Julie
    • Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    • Saint-Lazare
    • Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
    • Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil
    • Saint-Philippe
    • Terrasse-Vaudreuil
    • Varennes
    • Vaudreuil-Dorion
    • Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac
    • Verchères

Zone D

List of municipalities with public transit service
  • Outside the ARTM limit
    • Marieville
    • Rigaud
    • Sainte-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Martine
    • Saint-Hyacinthe
    • Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel
    • Sorel-Tracy
    • L’Épiphanie

Fare schedules

Here are the fares established by the ARTM for public transit in the Montreal metropolitan area.

Fare schedule in effect July 1 2021 (in French only)

Consult the schedule

Learn more about the fare reform

Introducing the new “All Modes” fares

This fare allows you to use all modes of regular or paratransit transportation available in the network you use and in the area where you are travelling.

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Introducing the new “All Modes” fares

What is an “All Modes” fare?

This fare allows you to use all modes of regular or paratransit transportation available in the network you use and in the area where you are travelling.

By the end of the reform, all transit fares will be replaced by “All Modes” fares. Certain “All Modes” fares will allow you to travel within the same zone and others will allow you to travel in more than one zone. You will need a valid fare in the area where you are travelling. For example:

  • An “All Modes C” fare allows you to travel in all municipalities included in zone C in the northern and southern outer suburbs.
  • An “All Modes ABC” fare allows you to travel anywhere in zones A, B and C.

Free for children

Children aged 11 and under can travel for free on public transit at all times across the metropolitan area while accompanied by a person aged 14 or older who is supervising them and holds a valid transit fare.

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Free for children

Children aged 11 and under can travel for free on public transit at all times across the metropolitan area while accompanied by a person aged 14 or older who is supervising them and holds a valid transit fare. This person may not accompany more than five children.

Harmonizing the student discount

Full-time students who are 18 years and older are eligible for a 40% discount on all monthly passes, including the new “All modes” fares.

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Harmonizing the student discount

Full-time students who are 18 years and older are eligible for a 40% discount on all monthly passes, including the new “All modes” fares. To be eligible, they must obtain an OPUS card with a photo by showing proof of full-time school attendance.

Frequently asked questions

The current fare schedule is the result of combining 17 fare schedules (for the former intermunicipal boards of transport and the current public transit agencies) and more than 700 fares. They were particularly confusing in the northern and southern suburbs. The last major reform was carried out in 1998, and the situation has changed significantly since then, including the creation of the ARTM, which is responsible for fares for the metropolitan area. Fare reform became even more necessary with the integration of public transit across the metropolitan area. It will greatly simplify the user experience.

The fare reform will be implemented successively throughout the ARTM’s territory to ensure ongoing support and a smooth transition for users. The first phase of the fare reform will begin on July 1, 2021, in zones C (southern and northern suburbs) and D (outside the ARTM limit). The fare reform will then be deployed in zones A (Agglomeration of Montréal) and B (Agglomeration of Longueuil and Laval). The fare reform will be complete in 2025.

According to the current deployment schedule, the fare reform for zones A and B are set to begin in July 2022.

  • 1 fare schedule instead of 17 (once the reform is complete)
  • 4 fare zones instead of 8
  • About 100 transit fares compared to more than 700
  • Harmonized reduced fares for children and students

The impact on fares will be neutral or positive for 95% of users. Beginning in 2022, during a period of 4 years, support measures will gradually mitigate the few fare increases that are implemented. These increases are primarily associated with the integration of the REM and the discontinuation of TRAIN fares.

There will be 4 zones:

  • Zone A: Island of Montréal (formerly zones 1 and 2) – July 2022
  • Zone B: Agglomeration of Longueuil and Municipality of Laval (formerly zone 3) –
    July 2022
  • Zone C: Southern and northern suburbs (formerly zones 4, 5, 6 and 7) –
    July 2021
  • Zone D: Outside the ARTM limit – July 2021

A multi‑zone fare allows users to travel through more than one zone. A single‑zone fare allows users to travel within one zone.

For example, an ABC fare will allow you to travel in zones A (Agglomeration of Montréal), B (Agglomeration of Longueuil and Municipality of Laval) and C (southern and northern suburbs). A zone C fare will allow you to travel within zone C only.

The All Modes fare gives users access to all regular and adapted modes of transportation available throughout the ARTM’s territory and in a few municipalities outside ARTM’s territory in one or more zones. For example, if you have a zone B fare, you can take the bus, metro, commuter train and, soon, the REM within zone B. Or, if you have an All Modes ABC fare, you can travel from zone C to zone A using the bus, metro, commuter train and, in 2022, the REM.

No. All Modes fares for zones C, D, ABC and ABCD will be added. In addition, certain TRAIN, TRAM and sector fares offered in these zones that are more expensive than the All Modes fare will no longer be sold. In July 2022, further changes to the fare schedule will be made. For more details please visit: www.artm.quebec/refonte-tarifaire/ (French only).

Yes, the new All Modes fares will be sold at metropolitan ticket offices, exo sales and service outlets, fare vending machines in zone C and at the usual retailers in zones C and D.All Modes fares will also be sold on the OPUS website. Only All Modes fares will be available for zones ABC and ABCD, in 10-trip booklets and single tickets on non-refillable smart cards (Solo or Occasional) at the regular price. Fares that remain unchanged will be sold at the same locations as before July 1, 2021.

Yes, all the new All Modes fares will be offered for subscriptions, monthly passes and ticket booklets (1, 2 and 10 trips). For now, All Modes fares for zones ABC and ABCD will be available in 10-trip booklets and single tickets on non-refillable smart cards (Solo or Occasional) at the regular price only.

No. For the time being, the transfer validity period will not change for any transit network.

Yes, fare categories will remain unchanged. You will be able to purchase monthly All Modes fares for zones C and D at reduced rates for students, children and seniors. In addition, the student fare reduction will be harmonized at 40% throughout the ARTM’s territory.

As of July 1, 2021, all children aged 6 to 11 will be able to travel free of charge throughout the ARTM’s territory, at any time of the day or night and at any time of the year, while under the supervision of a person aged 14 or over who has paid their fare. Maximum of five children per supervisory individual.

If a child aged 6 to 11 is travelling under the supervision of a person aged 14 years or older who has paid their fare, they will not need an OPUS card. However, if a child aged 6 to 11 is travelling alone, they will need to carry an OPUS card with a photo, loaded with the correct fare.

Beginning on July 1, all students 18 years of age and older who meet the student fare eligibility criteria will get a 40% discount when purchasing a monthly pass.

Yes. Once the reform is complete, only All Modes and Bus partout tickets allowing travel between zones A, B, C and D will be offered. No fares from the current rate schedule (prior to July 2021) will be retained.

Users of the former Deux-Montagnes train line will continue to enjoy the MTLREM or TRAMREM fare they currently have. The only factor that could affect their transit fare is the annual indexation on July 1. Users of the Mascouche train line will continue to enjoy a discount of up to 30%. This discount will apply to new fares that take effect within the territory on July 1, 2021.

OPUS+ and OPUS+ entreprise subscribers in zones C and D will be affected by the fare reform on July 1, 2021. All affected subscribers will receive an email with instructions on how to make changes to their transit fare in their customer account on the exo site, if applicable.

All affected subscribers in zones C and D will need to modify their customer account on the exo website in order to obtain the correct transit fare. Emails will be sent to affected subscribers to inform them of the steps they need to take.

Yes, all OPUS+ subscription privileges will be maintained.

All subscribers in zones C and D will need to modify their customer account on the exo website, even if their subscription is suspended. Emails will be sent to affected subscribers to inform them of the steps they need to take.

Students who need to modify their tickets must do so in their customer account. Emails will be sent to affected subscribers to inform them of the steps they need to take.

No. Your employer will be informed of the changes by Transportation Management Centres, which manage the OPUS+ entreprise subscription programs.

Yes, fares withdrawn from the price list on July 1st, 2021 can still be validated beyond this date.