Fare reform

What’s new with the fare reform?

In July 2021, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) launched the first phase of the fare reform. The first stage included harmonizing free travel for children and student fares across the metropolitan area, as well as launching the All Modes fares in the southern and northern suburbs.

As of July 2022

The ARTM will implement the second phase of the fare reform on July 1, 2022. The new steps will include:

  • Launching the All Modes A and AB* fares
  • Launching the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares
  • Launching the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM
  • Withdrawing the All Modes C and D fares, some former TRAIN and TRAM fares, RTL, STM, STL fares and several fares for exo sectors

The new fare schedule will come into effect on July 1.

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*Since December 1, 2021, it has been possible to purchase a 10-trip pass for All Modes AB.

How will you be affected as of July 2022?

Select or enter the name of the municipality that corresponds to your starting point:
  • Agglomeration of Montréal
  • Agglomeration of Longueuil
  • Laval
  • Northern suburb
  • Southern suburbs
  • Outside the ARTM limit

Zone A

Agglomeration of Montréal

  • Launch of the All Modes A and AB fares 

Are you travelling by metro between zone A (Agglomeration of Montréal) and zone B (Laval or Longueuil)? You now need an All Modes AB fare.  

Zone B

Agglomeration of Longueuil

  • Launch of the All Modes AB fares
  • Launch of the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares

Are you travelling by metro between zone A (Agglomeration of Montréal) and zone B (Laval or Longueuil)? You now need an All Modes AB fare.

Zone B

Municipality of Laval

  • Launch of the All Modes AB fares
  • Launch of the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares

Are you travelling by metro between zone A (Agglomeration of Montréal) and zone B (Laval or Longueuil)? You now need an All Modes AB fare.

Zone B

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

  • Launch of the All Modes AB fares 
  • Launch of the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares 

Are you travelling by metro between zone A (Agglomeration of Montréal) and zone B (Laval or Longueuil)? You now need an All Modes AB fare. 

Zone C

Northern suburbs

  • Launch of the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares 
  • Withdrawal of the All Modes C fares 
  • Launch of the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM 

Zone C

Southern suburbs

  • Launch of the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares 
  • Withdrawal of the All Modes C fares 
  • Launch of the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM 

Zone D

Outside the ARTM limit

  • Launch of the Out-of-Territory Bus fares
  • Withdrawal of the All Modes D fares
  • Launch of the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM

New fare zones

The entire metropolitan area now has four zones instead of eight.

To see the municipalities in a zone, move around the map and select a zone.

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

Zone A

List of municipalities with public transit services
  • Agglomeration of Montréal
    • Baie-D’Urfé
    • Beaconsfield
    • Côte-Saint-Luc
    • Dollard-des-Ormeaux
    • Dorval
    • Hampstead
    • Kirkland
    • L’Île-Dorval
    • Montréal
    • Montréal-Est
    • Montréal-Ouest
    • Mont-Royal
    • Pointe-Claire
    • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
    • Senneville
    • Westmount
View the specific information for zone A

Zone B

List of municipalities with public transit services
  • Agglomeration of Longueuil
    • Boucherville
    • Brossard
    • Longueuil
    • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
    • Saint-Lambert
  • Laval
View the specific information for zone B

Zone C

List of municipalities with public transit services
  • Northern suburb
    • Blainville
    • Boisbriand
    • Bois-des-Filion
    • Charlemagne
    • Deux-Montagnes
    • L’Assomption
    • Lorraine
    • Mascouche
    • Mirabel
    • Oka
    • 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 suburbs
    • 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-Lazare
    • Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
    • Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil
    • Saint-Philippe
    • Terrasse-Vaudreuil
    • Varennes
    • Vaudreuil-Dorion
    • Verchères
View the specific information for zone C

Zone D

List of municipalities with public transit services
  • Outside the ARTM limit
    • Marieville
    • Rigaud
    • Sainte-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
    • Sainte-Martine
    • L’Épiphanie
    • Saint-Hyacinthe
View the specific information for zone D

New transit fare categories

Since the fare reform was implemented in July 2021, the number of transit fares has been reduced to simplify fares in the greater metropolitan area.

As of July 1, 2022, 332 fares are being withdrawn, including STM, STL, RTL and exo fares, as well as some TRAIN and TRAM fares. All of these fares are being replaced by All Modes fares, Bus fares or special bus fares.

Along with these withdrawals, the ARTM is launching 29 new fares that fall into three fare categories.

All Modes fares for zones A, B, C and D

All Modes A

This fare allows you to travel by metro, REM,* train and bus in zone A.

All Modes AB

This fare allows you to travel by metro, REM,* train and bus within and between zones A and B.

All Modes ABC

This fare allows you to travel by metro, REM,* train and bus within and between zones A, B and C.

All Modes ABCD

This fare allows you to travel by metro, REM,* train or bus within and between zones A, B, C and D.

*Once in service.

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Bus fares for zones A, B, C and D

Bus

This pass allows you to travel only by bus within and between zones A, B and C. This pass is not valid on all bus lines. View the list of excluded bus lines.

Out-of-Territory Bus

This pass allows you to travel only by bus within and between zones C and D, as well as on exo bus lines operating in zone B. This pass is not valid on all bus lines. View the list of excluded bus lines.

Do you want to travel to zone A (Agglomeration of Montréal)? An All Modes ABC or ABCD fare or an appropriate exo bus fare will allow you to make this trip.

Special bus fares related to the launch of the REM in the southern suburbs

Monthly, CRC-SJU-VR

The Monthly, CRC-SJU-VR fare allows you to take all bus lines in the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan, Sainte-Julie and Vallée du Richelieu sectors (zone C) to downtown Montréal, except for trips passing through the municipalities of Marieville, Saint-Hyacinthe, Sainte-Madeleine and Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (zone D). 

Monthly, LR-ROUS

The Monthly, LR-ROUS fare allows you to take all bus lines in the Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors to downtown Montréal. 

Monthly, CRC Marieville

The Monthly, Marieville CRC fare allows you to take all bus lines in the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan sector to downtown Montréal, as well as the bus line that runs in the municipality of Marieville in zone D (Line 500).  

Monthly, VR Saint-Hyacinthe

The Monthly, VR Saint-Hyacinthe fare allows you to take all bus lines in the Vallée-du-Richelieu sector to downtown Montréal, as well as the bus line that runs in the municipalities of Saint-Hyacinthe, Sainte-Madeleine and Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in zone D. 

Good to know

You must have a valid fare for the zone you are departing from, the zones you will travel through and the zone you will arrive in. 

To understand how the fare reform will affect you, view the specific information for your zone.

Fare Selector

Fares valid as of July 1, 2022

* The age 6-11 fare applies to children traveling alone. These children can travel for free on public transit. Conditions apply.

This tool presents transit fares for a trip between selected municipalities. Other transit fares may be suitable under certain conditions.

Please remember that this is not a trip planner.

Fare schedules

Public transit fares in the Greater Montréal area are set by the ARTM.

Schedule in effect until June 30, 2022

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Schedule comes into effect on July 1, 2022

View passes and fares

Good to know

You will be able to purchase your monthly pass for July at various points of sale as of June 20, 2022. If you are a subscriber, you will be contacted by your subscription manager with instructions on how to proceed for July 1, 2022.

Is the fare you used to purchase not included in the new schedule? View specific information about the withdrawal of certain fares in your municipality’s zone.

Implementation phases

2021
2022
2023–2025
  • Launching the All Modes ABC and ABCD fares
  • Harmonizing free travel for children
  • Harmonizing the student discount
  • Starting the gradual withdrawal of old transit fares
  • Launching the 10-trip pass for All Modes AB
  • Launching the All Modes A fares
  • Launching the All Modes AB monthly, 1 trip and 2 trip fares
  • Launching the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares
  • Launching the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM
  • Continuing the gradual withdrawal of old transit fares
  • Continuing the harmonizing of fares
  • Continuing and completing the phasing out of old transit fares
2021
  • Launching the All Modes ABC and ABCD fares
  • Harmonizing free travel for children
  • Harmonizing the student discount
  • Starting the gradual withdrawal of old transit fares
  • Launching the 10-trip pass for All Modes AB
2022
  • Launching the All Modes A fares
  • Launching the All Modes AB monthly, 1 trip and 2 trip fares
  • Launching the Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares
  • Launching the special bus fares related to the upcoming commissioning of the South Shore branch of the REM
  • Continuing the gradual withdrawal of old transit fares
2023–2025
  • Continuing the harmonizing of fares
  • Continuing and completing the phasing out of old transit fares

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Promotional fares

Since July 1, 2021, two promotional fares have been harmonized in the metropolitan area: the student discount and free travel for children.

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Student discount 

The student discount allows full-time students aged 18 and up to obtain a 40% discount on monthly passes.

Free travel for children (11 and under)

Children aged 11 and under can ride public transit for free at all times in zones A, B, C and D while under the supervision of a person aged 14 and up. This person must have a valid transit pass and may not accompany more than five children aged 6 to 11.

Progressive fare increases

The fare reform aims to simplify and harmonize public transit fares for the benefit of all residents of the Greater Montréal area. Therefore, in order to avoid a sudden increase in prices, fares for some transit passes will increase gradually.

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Progressive fare increases

In order to avoid a sudden increase in prices, the fares for some passes will be gradually increased over a period of four years until they are similar to an All Modes or Bus fare.

To learn about the new fares, view the fare schedule.

Points of sale and customer service

You can purchase your transit fares at various locations throughout the metropolitan area. If you require additional assistance before your purchase or have additional questions, we suggest you contact your transit agency’s customer service department.

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To purchase transit fares, you can go to:

  • A metropolitan ticket office
  • Fare vending machines located in train and metro stations, as well as in some terminals
  • Exo sales and service outlets
  • Other points of sale in your area
  • Fare booths and Espace client booths in the STM network

Inquire about passes before travelling, as some passes are not available everywhere.

If you would like additional assistance before purchasing a pass or have questions about your specific situation, we suggest you contact your transit agency’s customer service department.

  • Southern and northern suburbs and commuter train network – exo
  • Agglomeration of Longueuil – RTL
  • Laval – STL
  • Agglomeration of Montréal – STM

Information sessions

On May 24 and 25, two information sessions will be held on the fare reform.

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These sessions are an opportunity to present the broad principles of the fare reform and the new features of the second phase of implementation. You will also be able to ask your questions to the ARTM’s experts!

Frequently asked questions

Find out more answers to your questions in the FAQ about fare reform.

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.

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

No. The fare reform will be implemented gradually.

  • In July 2021 – already completed:
    • Launch of “All Modes” ABC, ABCD, C and D (formerly zones 4 to 8) fares
    • Harmonization of free travel for children (6 to 11 years old)
    • Harmonization of the reduced fare for students (40% discount when purchasing a monthly pass)
    • Start of the gradual withdrawal of old transit fares
  • In December 2021, to meet the travel needs of teleworkers – already completed:
    • Launch of the “All Modes AB” 10-trip booklet
    • Downward adjustment of the “All Modes ABC” and “TRAM 3” multi-trip fares
  • Scheduled for July 2022:
    • Launch of “All Modes” A and AB (formerly zones 1, 2 and 3) fares
    • Introduction of the “Bus” and “Bus Outside ARTM Limit” multi-zone fares
    • Introduction of special bus passes related to the REM (South Shore branch)
    • Withdrawal of the “All Modes” D fares
    • Continuation of the gradual withdrawal of the old transit fares
  • Between now and 2025:
    • Continuation of the harmonization of fares and fare payment practices
    • Continuation and completion of the gradual withdrawal of the old transit fares

The fare reform will involve withdrawing the “old” transit fares that are higher than the new ones introduced under the fare reform project.

In the event that the new fares are higher than the old ones, the old fares will be increased gradually, year by year, to avoid a sudden increase in rates. The notion of “smoothing” refers to this gradual increase in fares.

The transit organizations’ customer service departments are in the best position to answer users’ questions.

As of July 2021, there are four large fare zones:

  • Zone A: Agglomeration of Montréal (formerly zones 1 and 2)
  • Zone B: Agglomeration of Longueuil and Laval (formerly Zone 3)
  • Zone C: North and South Shores (formerly zones 4 to 7)
  • Zone D: Outside ARTM service area (formerly Zone 8)

Following our public consultations in 2020, we decided to base the new zones on city boundaries and geographic regions. This approach takes distance into account and has the added benefit for riders of being easier to understand and to work with, since there are fewer zones.

Zone D represents the municipalities outside of the ARTM territory, but with which the ARTM has concluded agreements in order to offer public transit services to the citizens of those areas.

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 the ARTM’s territory in one or more zones. For example, if you have an “All Modes AB” pass, you can use it on buses, the metro, commuter trains and the REM (when it is put into service), for travel within or between zones A and B.

  • The “Bus” fares allow the use of bus services in or between zones A, B and C.
  • The “Out-of-Territory Bus” fares allow the use of bus services in or between zones C and D, as well as on the exo bus routes operating in zone B.

However, the “Bus” and “Out-of-Territory Bus” fares are not accepted on certain bus lines. In such cases, you must purchase an appropriate “All Modes” fare for your trip.

Yes. Except for Unlimited Evening and Unlimited Weekend fares, which will be maintained, only All Modes, Bus and Out-of-Territory Bus fares will be available after the reform. These will allow you to travel in or between Zones A, B, C or D, depending on the fares you purchase. None of the other fares that were available before the first phase of the fare reform was rolled out in July 2021 will be retained.

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.

Yes, the fare categories will remain unchanged. You will be able to purchase the new fares at reduced rates for students, children and seniors.

s soon as the REM South Shore branch is in service, some RTL and exo buses from the southern suburbs will be diverted to one of the REM stations instead of going to downtown Montréal.

Since the current fares of these transit agencies as well as the new “Bus” and “Out-of-Territory Bus” fares only allow for the use of bus services, and in order to mitigate an abrupt fare increase for customers by requiring the purchase of the appropriate “All Modes” fare for the rider’s trip, new fares will be introduced starting in July 2022.

  • The “RTL/REM Transit” fare will allow the use of all RTL bus services in addition to providing access to the REM’s South Shore branch when it is put into service.
  • The “CRC-SJU-VR” fare will allow the use of all bus services circulating in and between zones A, B and C of the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan, Sainte-Julie and Vallée-du-Richelieu sectors, in addition to providing access to the REM’s South Shore branch as soon as it is put into service.
  • The “LR-ROUS” fare will allow the use of the bus services running in and between zones A, B and C of the Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors, in addition to providing access to the REM’s South Shore branch as soon as it is put into service.
  • The “VR Saint-Hyacinthe” fare will allow the use of the bus services circulating in and between zones A, B, C and D of the Vallée-du-Richelieu sector, in addition to providing access to the REM’s South Shore branch as soon as it is put into service.

The “CRC Marieville” fare will allow the use of the bus services circulating in and between zones A, B, C and D of the Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan sector, in addition to providing access to the REM’s South Shore branch as soon as it is put into service.

All subscribers affected by the fare reform rollout will receive email communications from exo or the STM (depending on the program) with instructions on how to change their transit fare. This change will have to be made directly in their customer account.

A fare check may be requested at any time during your trip. Inspectors or other authorized individuals may check if your fare is valid or ask you to confirm how you paid for it.

If you can’t prove that you paid your fare, you may get a ticket and be subject to a fine under our by-law on the conditions regarding the possession and use of transit fares for public transit services in the metropolitan area (French only).

Yes, tickets withdrawn from the fare schedule on July 1 can still be validated after that date.