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. 

Implementation phases

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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.

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July 2021

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

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July 2022

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

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July 2023

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

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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 Montreal
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
    • Longueuil
    • Lemoyne
    • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
    • Saint-Hubert
    • 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
    • Oka
    • Pointe-Calumet
    • Pointe-des-Cascades
    • 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
    • Calixa-Lavallée
    • Candiac
    • Carignan
    • Chambly
    • Châteauguay
    • Contrecoeur
    • Delson
    • Hudson
    • Kahnawake
    • L'Île-Cadieux
    • L'Île-Perrot
    • La Prairie
    • Léry
    • Les Cèdres
    • 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-Isidore
    • Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    • Saint-Lazare
    • Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
    • Saint-Mathieu
    • 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
    • Saint-Clet
    • Sainte-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Marthe
    • Sainte-Martine
    • Saint-Hyacinthe
    • Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel
    • Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
    • Sorel-Tracy
    • Très-Saint-Rédempteur
    • L'Épiphanie

Fare schedules

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

Current fare schedule (in French only)

Consult the Schedule

Fare schedule in effect from 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 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.

  • 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 All Modes fare gives users access to all regular and adapted modes of transportation available throughout the 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, eventually, the REM within zone B. Or, if you have an All Modes ABC fare, you can travel from zone C to A using the bus, metro, commuter train and, in 2022, the REM.

No. The All Modes fares for zones C and D will be added. Also, 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.

Yes, the new All Modes fares will be available 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 available on the OPUS en ligne. Only All Modes fares will be available for zones ABC and ABCD, in 10‑trip packages and single tickets on the non-rechargeable smart cart (Solo or Occasional) at the regular price. Fares that remain unchanged will be available at the same locations as before July 1, 2021.

Yes, all the new All Modes fares will be offered in 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 packages and single tickets on the non-rechargeable smart cart (Solo or Occasional) at the regular price only.

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 11 and under will travel free of charge throughout the ARTM’s territory, at any time of the day or night and at any time of the year, if they travel under the supervision of a person 14 years of age and over holding a valid ticket. Maximum of five children per supervisory individual. 

If a child is 11 years of age or under and is travelling under the supervision of a person 14 years of age or older who holds a valid ticket, the child will not need an OPUS card. However, if a child between the ages of 6 and 11 is travelling alone, he or she 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. 

No. For now, the transfer validity period is not changing for any transit network

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. 

Details will follow shortly regarding the use of the titles, which will no longer be sold from July 1, 2021.