The U-Pass has now expired

See you next year!


Winter 2014 Distribution

Are you starting as a full-time student this Winter? Still haven't gotten your U-Pass? Check out the distribution section for more details!


The Universal Student Bus Pass Program was introduced in 2010 in order to provide students with affordable transit. Voted by students for students, the U-Pass will continue for its fourth year at a cost of $369 for full-time students living in Ottawa. Unfortunately, part-time students and students who live within the STO area of service are not eligible for the U-Pass Program.

The U-Pass Program runs during the Fall and Winter Semesters and is valid from September 1, 2013 until April 30, 2014. Full-Time students will be automatically charged for the program on their university account, with the exception of students whose mailing addresses are within the STO area of service.


  • No age restriction
  • Unlimited access to both Regular and Express OC Transpo bus routes
  • Unlimited access to the O-Train
  • Access to ParaTranspo within the Urban Transit Area
  • Saves you hundreds of dollars when compared to OC Transpo monthly passes


Winter Exemptions

The deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting exemption forms.