OPUS reduced fare - 65 years and over

Get a reduced-fare 65+ OPUS card


  • Must be 65 years old or older
  • Must have a mailing address in Quebec

Cost of card 

  • $15
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Free transit for seniors 65+

Starting July 1, 2023, residents of the agglomeration of Montréal age 65 and up will be able to enjoy free public transit (bus, métro, train, REM* and paratransit) within Zone A (the agglomeration of Montréal).

The details of this new policy will be made public shortly.

(*when it becomes operational)

In person

 You can get your reduced-fare 65+ OPUS card at an Espace client or the STM photo studio.

Dowload the form

View Espace client locations and hours of operation

Before you leave, make sure you have:

  1. Your original paper STM form, duly completed
  2. One photo ID (driver’s licence, health insurance card or passport)

Cost of card: $15

Accepted payment methods: debit or credit card only

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By online appointment

Make an appointment

The STM photo studio is located at 1755 Berri Street.

Cost of card: $15

Accepted payment methods: cash or debit card (credit cards are not accepted)

View hours of operation and more information about the Photo studio.

Before you leave, make sure you have:

  1. Your original paper STM form, duly completed
  2. Your appointment code
  3. One photo ID (driver’s licence, health insurance card, passport, permanent resident card or asylum seeker document).


Please note that late August to early November is when many students come to the photo studio to get their OPUS cards. This means that wait times are often longer. We recommend going to an Espace client instead. 

By mail

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Please mail us:

  1. Your original paper mail-in application form, duly completed
  2. A copy of one photo ID (driver’s licence, health insurance card, passport, permanent resident card or asylum seeker document)
  3. An original, recent, passport-style photo of your face (size 2 x 2)
  4. Your $15 payment by personal cheque, money order or bank draft made out to the Société de transport de Montréal (cash is not accepted).

Please send your completed form and all requested documents to the following address:

Photo studio – Reduced-fare OPUS card

1717 Berri Street, suite Gc-r400, Montréal, QC H2L 4E9

Note: Applications will be processed within seven business days.

Frequently asked questions

  • A transit fare card with your photo on it that proves you are entitled to pay the reduced fare. Your transit fares must be loaded onto this card for you to pay the reduced fare.
  • It is for your use only and cannot be used to purchase fares for anyone else.
  • It is automatically registered to you, so you can recover your fares if your card is lost, damaged or stolen. Learn more.
  • It must be renewed after 7 years. The expiration date is on the back of the card.

Transit fares are available at STM points of sale and in métro stations, where they are sold at fare vending machines and by station agents at the fare booth. View condition for specific fares.

Note: Transit fares are not sold at the Photo studio.

  • All Modes A 1-trip, 2-trip and 10-trip fares and All Modes A weekly, monthly and 4-month passes.
  • New: You can subscribe to OPUS à l'année. View benefits, details and conditions.
  • If you are 65+ and a paratransit customer, you are automatically entitled to the reduced fare. It should say “TA STM RÉDUIT” on the back of your OPUS paratransit ID card.

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All Modes AB, ABC and ABCD fares in the 1-trip, 2-trip or 10-trip format

  • Regular fare: only available on non-refillable smart cards and designated OPUS cards
  • Reduced fare: (6 to 17, 65 and up) only available on designated OPUS cards

You can obtain a designated OPUS card at one of these locations.

This card is not available at authorized retailers or at fare vending machines.

You will receive this new OPUS card free of charge if you show an existing OPUS card registered in your name.

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