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Fare zones

WHAT TICKET IS RIGHT FOR ME?

What ticket can I use to take the bus in Laval and then the metro to Montréal? What ticket is valid for bus rides in Laval and on the North Shore? Can I use my metro ticket to take the bus in Laval? Is my transfer valid if I take a bus in Laval and then another bus in Montréal?

This page provides the answers to these questions and more.

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FARE ZONES

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) sets all public transportation fares—bus, metro, train and the REM—for the Montréal Metropolitan Area, including Laval, Montréal, Longueuil, the North Shore and the South Shore.

Since July 1st, 2021, the ARTM's territory is divided into 4 zones. 

Laval is in zone B, along with the municipality of Longueuil. Here are the fare zones for public transit in the Greater Montreal:

Nouvelles zones tarifaires pour les services du transport collectif

Learn more about the fare reform and the new fare zones on the ARTM's website (French only)

TRAIN + BUS + METRO

If you want a ticket that’s valid for the train, metro and Laval buses, you’ll need one of those:

  • a 1-, 2- or 10-trips All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD ticket
  • an All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD monthly pass, replacing TRAM 3 to 8
  • a Soirée illimitée et Week-end illimité pass

These tickets and passes are available at Metropolitan ticket offices, fare vending machines or in a point of sale.

BUSES + SHARED TAXIS

In Laval, public transit is provided exclusively by the Société de transport de Laval (STL). We also operate shared taxis to ensure service to certain areas.

Exo buses departing from Montmorency, Cartier and Le Carrefour stations will service the North Shore, Laurentians or Mascouche-Terrebonne.

Tickets valid on STL buses in Laval

  • 1-, 2- or 10-trips Bus ticket
  • Bus monthly pass
  • 1-, 2- or 10-trips All modes AB, ABC or ABCD ticket
  • All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD monthly passes
  • HORIZON 65+ for Laval seniors
  • XTRA STL (July and August)
  • Soirée illimitée or Weekend illimité

Tickets valid on shared taxis in Laval

  • The same as the tickets valid on STL buses
  • Accepted payment method: OPUS card only

Tickets valid on exo buses in Laval

  • 1-, 2- or 10-trips Bus ticket
  • Bus monthly pass
  • 1-, 2- or 10-trips All modes AB, ABC or ABCD ticket
  • All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD monthly passes

 

Important: You can’t use a Bus ticket to ride the metro, neither in Laval or Montréal. 

METRO

The 3 metro stations in Laval are operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

That means you need an All modes AB ticket in order to board the metro at Montmorency, de la Concorde or Cartier station. 

Tickets valid for taking the metro in Laval

  • a 1-, 2- or 10-trips All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD ticket
  • an All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD monthly pass
  • Soirée illimitée or Week-end illimité fare

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Please note: All these tickets are also valid for bus and train rides in Laval, Montréal and the Longueuil agglomeration. ABC and ABCD tickets are also valid for bus and train rides on the North Shore and the South Shore.

Important: All Modes A tickets, available exclusively at metropolitan ticket offices, are not valid for bus or metro rides in Laval.

TRAIN

The train line serving Laval is exo2 — Saint-Jérôme (Sainte-Rose, Vimont and De la Concorde stations).

Tickets valid for taking the train in Laval

  • a 1-, 2- or 10-trips All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD ticket
  • an All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD monthly pass
  • 6-trips TRAIN 3 ticket (train only)
  • TRAIN 3 monthly pass (train only)

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Please note: All these tickets, except for TRAIN 3 tickets, are also valid for bus and metro rides in Laval, Montréal and the Longueuil agglomeration. ABC and ABCD tickets are also valid for bus and train rides on the North Shore and the South Shore.

CONNECTIONS AND TRANSFERS

Transfers let you switch between transit routes as part of one journey so you can get to your destination without paying an additional fare. If you have a transfer, you can board different vehicles and travel in any direction to complete your journey.

Regardless of whether you take the bus, metro or train, you cannot use your transfer to board the same route twice (neither on your way to your destination nor on your way back).

How long your transfer is valid depends on what type of ticket or pass you have or how you paid your fare:

Monthly passes provide unlimited travel across all modes of transit and all zones for which they are valid. They can be used on one route or on multiple routes regardless of the direction or length of the trip.

Bus passes include a transfer that is valid for 120 minutes. You can use your transfer to switch between bus routes as part of one journey. Transfers are available between STL, exo, RTL, and STM buses.

All Modes passes include a transfer that is valid for 120 minutes. You can use your transfer to switch between buses, trains and the metro as part of one journey. Transfers are valid on the STL, exo, RTL, and STM networks.

If you pay your fare with cash on the bus, you must ask the driver for a transfer ticket. The transfer ticket is valid for 120 minutes on the STL network only. Some tickets may still be labelled “Valid for 90 minutes,” but they are actually valid for 120 minutes. So there’s no need to worry. You can use your transfer ticket to switch between STL bus routes as part of one journey.

If you pay your fare with a credit card on the bus, you will be automatically issued a transfer that is valid for 120 minutes on the STL network. You don’t need a transfer ticket because your transfer is in the system and your credit card will be recognized when you take a connecting STL line as part of your journey. That’s why drivers won’t give you a transfer ticket when you pay your fare with a credit card.


If you have a monthly Bus or All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD pass, you don’t need a transfer ticket. You must tap your card each time you board a vehicle, but you will be charged only one fare for the entire journey. All you need to do is tap your OPUS card or Occasionnelle smart card to pay your fare.

Here are some valid requests to activate departure and arrival location suggestions and get your itinirary.
Address 900 St-Martin Blvd
900 st-martin
3225 A440
3225 a440
Intersection Industriel bldv and Michelin st
industriel and michelin
industriel/michelin
Location Centre Laval
centre lav
Metro Métro Cartier
métro car
Station Gare Centrale
gare
Stop number 41649
Postal Code H7S 1Y9
h7s1y9