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Fare zones

WHAT TICKET IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Can I use my metro ticket to take a bus in Laval? Can I transfer from the bus to the metro? Is my STM monthly pass valid for boarding the metro at a Laval station?

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 Greater Montreal Area, including Laval, Montreal, Longueuil, the North Shore and the South Shore.

New fare zones since July 1st, 2021: Before, the ARTM's territory was divided into 8 fare zones. It is now divided into 3: Zone A, Zone B and Zone C. 

Laval area is now in Zone B, along with the municipality of Longueuil. As Laval was in Zone 3 before, Zone 3 tickets will remain valid up to July 2022, even if new ABC and ABCD zones fares are gradually offered. 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 TRAM Zone 3 monthly pass (regular, student or reduced fare)
  • a Soirée illimitée et Week-end illimité pass
  • a 1, 2 or 10 ABC or ABCD Zone ticket
  • an ABC or ABCD Zone monthly pass – in replacement of TRAM 4 to 8 monthly passes

Otherwise, you’ll need to buy a new single-fare ticket each time you change public transportation networks (STL, STM, RTL or exo), except if you use an ABC or ABCD Zone ticket. TRAM and ABC/ABCD Zone tickets (all-purpose fares) are available at Metropolitan ticket offices.

STL points of sale usually only sell STL tickets, TRAM Zone 3 monthly passes and Laval paratransit passes. Select points of sale also sell TRAIN 3 tickets. Since ticket availability varies from one point of sale to another, always check before you go.

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Important: You can't take the bus in Laval with a TRAM single-fare or a TRAM 8-tickets bundle.

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 with service to the North Shore, Laurentians or Mascouche-Terrebonne do not stop in Laval.

Tickets valid on STL buses in Laval

  • 1 STL ticket
  • 8 STL tickets
  • STL monthly pass
  • XTRA STL (July and August)
  • HORIZON 65+ for Laval seniors
  • TRAM Zone 3 monthly pass for train + bus + metro
  • a 1, 2 or 10 ABC or ABCD Zone ticket (as of July 1st)
  • an ABC or ABCD Zone monthly pass – in replacement of TRAM 4 to 8 monthly passes (as of July 1st)
  • Soirée illimitée or Weekend illimité

Tickets valid on shared taxis in Laval

  • The same as the tickets valid on STL buses
  • Accepted payment methods: Opus card or STL Occasionnelle card only

Tickets valid on exo buses in Laval

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Important: You can’t use a metro ticket to ride the bus in Laval. Similarly, you can’t use an STL or exo bus ticket to enter the metro in Laval.

METRO

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

That means you need a ticket that’s valid on the STM in order to board the metro at Montmorency, De la Concorde or Cartier station. 

Tickets valid for taking the metro in Laval

  • TRAM Zone 3 monthly pass for train + bus + metro
  • a 1, 2 or 10 ABC or ABCD Zone ticket (as of July 1st)
  • an ABC or ABCD Zone monthly pass – in replacement of TRAM 4 to 8 monthly passes (as of July 1st)
  • Soirée illimitée ou Weekend illimité
  • See the list on the STM website

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Important: You can’t use the following tickets or passes to take an STL bus or access the metro from a Laval station: STM monthly pass, STM weekly pass, STM 4-month pass or STM single-fare tickets.

TRAIN

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

Tickets valid for taking the train in Laval

  • TRAM Zone 3 monthly pass (train + bus + metro)
  • TRAIN Zone 3 monthly pass (train only)
  • TRAIN Zone 3 single-fare ticket (train only)
  • TRAIN Zone 3 single-fare ticket, sold in a package of 6 (train only)
  • a 1, 2 or 10 ABC or ABCD Zone ticket (as of July 1st)
  • an ABC or ABCD Zone monthly pass – in replacement of TRAM 4 to 8 monthly passes (as of July 1st)
  • See the list on the exo website

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Important: You can’t use a train ticket to take an STL bus or access the metro from a Laval station. If you want to ride the train, metro and STL buses, you need a TRAM 3 or an ABC or ABCD Zone ticket.

CONNECTIONS AND TRANSFERS

You can pay to ride an STL bus using one of many payment options. Don’t have a monthly pass? Single-fare tickets are valid for one trip that can include several different bus routes.

Ticket validity period

On the STL network, tickets are valid for:

  • 90 minutes starting from the moment you scan your card or purchase a ticket from the driver.
  • You can travel in any direction, but you can’t take two trips on the same bus route. This means you can't use one ticket to hop on/off or to make a return trip on the same bus route.

Hang on to your ticket. Be sure to ask your driver for a transfer if you purchased a single-fare ticket using:

  • Cash
  • Credit card

With a valid transfer, you can take other buses within the same trip without having to buy or use a new ticket to get to your destination.

You don't need a transfer if you have a monthly pass. With a monthly pass, you can take as many trips as you want on the network(s) you paid to use. Just tap your monthly pass and hop aboard!

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Important: Transfers can’t be used on a different public transportation network, except an ABC or ABCD Zone ticket (valid for 120 minutes). For example, you can’t use an STL bus transfer to take the metro or exo bus. Similarly, you can’t transfer from the metro to an STL bus because single-fare metro tickets are issued by the STM. Only ABC and ABCD Zone tickets allows you to transfert from one mode to another, but never on the same bus line.

Check with other public transportation providers in the Greater Montreal area for information about transfer policies. Different transfer validity periods and terms of use may apply.

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
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