Cash is back in automatic fare vending machines.
Before your trip
Buy your fares online using an OPUS card reader.
From authorized retailers
You can purchase transit fare cards from points of sale located in various boroughs and municipalities in the greater Montréal area. Use the drop-down menu to find one near you.
Please note: Reduced fares can only be purchased and charged on a Photo ID OPUS card.
Inside STM installations
Fare vending machines
- Payment in cash (maximum $80) and by debit and credit cards are all accepted;
- Only for recharging OPUS cards;
- Only debit and credit card payments are accepted.
From station agents
- Debit/credit payment is available at the following stations: Atwater, Cartier, De la Concorde, Longueuil — Université-de-Sherbrooke, Montmorency, Mont-Royal, Peel, Place - d'Armes, Radisson, Vendôme and at our 16 Espaces clients.
- Cash payment at other station fare booths and Espaces clients.
Transit fare cards are not sold aboard buses. You can pay your fare in cash, but you will not receive change.
At the Montréal-Trudeau airport
Certain fares are available from fare vending machines at the Montréal-Trudeau airport. See all details.
Tips for skipping the line
- Save time and money by buying the 10-trip fare. Each trip works out to $2.90 instead of $3.50.
- You can load up to three 10-trip fares onto your OPUS card at a time to ensure you don’t run out.
- Our 1-trip, 2-trip and 10-trip fares have no expiration date, so you can stock up on as many as you like.
- If you have different kinds of fares loaded to your card, click here to see the order in which they will be used.
When you purchase transit fares, keep your receipt.
It serves as your proof of purchase.