Description

The OPUS card is a smart card on which you can charge all STM transit fares, with the exception of group fares, which are available only on tickets. The OPUS card is used by transit companies throughout the Greater Montréal area.

Buying an OPUS card

You can buy a regular fare OPUS card from ticket booth attendants in metro stations or at points of sale.

When you buy a card, you must charge it with at least one trip.

If you are eligible for a reduced fare, purchase a registered photo ID OPUS card.
 

Cost and validity period of the OPUS card

The issuing costs of the OPUS card are as follows:

  Validity period Cost
Cost and validity period of the OPUS card
Regular OPUS card
4 years
$6

Photo ID OPUS card
Validity period
Cost
Cost and validity period of the OPUS card
6 -11
Until October 31 in the year the child turns 12
$6
12 -14
2 years
$15
15 -25
1 year
If you turn 26 during the school term (after October 31), your fare privilege will terminate August 31 of the following year. 
$15
65 and +
7 years
$15
Texte important

Visit carteopus.info to learn when your OPUS card expires.

Recharging the OPUS card

You can recharge your OPUS card with the transit fares of your choice:

  • In the metro: at a fare vending machine, a recharging terminal, or a ticket booth
  • At points of sale

How to use the OPUS card

  1. Hold your OPUS card above the fare box on the bus or the card reader on the metro turnstyle.
  2. Hold it steady for a few seconds.
  3. Validation of the fare will be confirmed by a green or yellow light and an audio signal (beep).

A registered OPUS card 

A registered OPUS card is your guarantee against loss or theft.  Your card and any valid fares remaining on it when you report the loss or theft will be replaced. If you have a reduced fare photo ID OPUS card, it is automatically registered and covered by the replacement guarantee.

*This guarantee does not apply to an OPUS card that has been expired for more than six months.

A registered OPUS card 

Loss or theft of an OPUS card

Loss or theft of an unregistered OPUS card

You will have to buy a new OPUS card and charge it with a new fare. We encourage you to register your next OPUS card as a guarantee against loss or theft.

Loss or theft of a registered OPUS card

Go to the Customer service centre or a point of service with a photo ID. You will be given a new OPUS card charged with any fares remaining on the old card when you reported it lost or stolen. You will pay only the cost of a new OPUS card. 

Loss or theft of a reduced fare photo ID OPUS card

Go to the STM photo studio or a point of service with a photo ID. You will receive a new OPUS card charged with any fares remaining on the old card when you reported it lost or stolen. You will pay only the cost of a new reduced fare OPUS card.

Damaged or malfunctioning card

Go to the Customer service centre or a point of service to replace your OPUS card.
If your card has been damaged by misuse, you will have to pay the cost of a new card.
If your card is defective, it will be replaced free of charge.

Replace your expired regular fare OPUS card without charge

If your OPUS card expires within the next 90 days.

Go to one of these locations:

  • Any transit ticket counter in any métro station. If your OPUS card contains no fares OR a monthly pass for the current month only.
    Please note that your card's registration is not automatically transferred onto your new card by the fare controller. Please complete the electronic form or drop by the Customer service centre or one of our service points to register your new card.
  • STM customer service centres
  • AMT metropolitan ticket counters
  • Any CIT service centre

If your OPUS card is expired.

Go to one of these locations:

  • Any transit ticket counter in any métro station.If your OPUS card contained no fares.
  • STM customer service centres
  • AMT metropolitan ticket counters
  • Any CIT service centre
  • You can purchase another one and get a refund.
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To get a refund

IN PERSON : 

Go to the Customer service centre or one of the service points and bring the following with you:

  • Your original purchase receipt for the new OPUS card (it will be returned to you)
  • Your expired OPUS card
  • Your new OPUS card
  • Since registration of your card is not automatically transferred onto the new card, take the opportunity to register your new OPUS card.

BY MAIL :

To proceed:

  • Complete the form by providing all required information, see reverse side.
  • Send in:
    • your expired OPUS card or the one that expires in less than 90 days
    • the original purchase receipt for the new card (If you have purchased a monthly CAM pass, an equivalent official receipt will be forwarded to you.)
    • this form duly completed.
  • Forward all documents to the following address:

    STM
    PO Box 248
    Succursale Place D’Armes
    Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3G7

Your refund includes:

The $6.00 purchase price of the new card, will be refunded in the form of: Two trips, valid within the regular transit network, loaded onto an occasional smart card.

Remaining fares on your expired card will be loaded onto an occasional smart card.

Please note that postage fees will not be refunded.

Please note that registration of your OPUS card is not automatically transferred onto your new card. You must register your new card again. In order to proceed, please complete the electronic form or drop by the Customer service centre or one of our service points.

Our advice

Protect your OPUS card by keeping it in a plastic sleeve.

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