STL - Société de transport de Laval


Payment methods

Several payment methods are accepted on STL buses. Opus cards are the most flexible option, but it’s up to you to decide which payment method works best for you.

Opus card

You can load up to four different types of tickets on your OPUS card. All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD 1-, 2- and 10-trip Bus fares can be loaded on an OPUS card or an Occasionnele card. A second OPUS card may be needed in some cases. To learn more, talk to an agent at one of our metropolitan ticket offices or call our Customer Contact Centre at 450-688-6520.

Paiement par carte Opus


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Available in all points of sale (regular OPUS only) and in metropolitan ticket offices (regular or Photo ID OPUS card).
Enables subscription to the OPUS+ service, which makes it easier to top up your card each month and saves you time and money.

Protected in case of loss, breakage or theft if you register your OPUS.

The only method of payment accepted for taking shared taxis.

Replaceable at its expiration date and recyclable in the Électrobac boxes located near the metropolitan ticket offices of the Montmorency and Cartier terminals.

Tap it on the fare collection box.

Consult our section entirely dedicated to the use of the regular or Photo ID OPUS card.

Occasionnelle chip card

This card can be loaded with Bus, All Modes AB, ABC or ABCD 1-, 2- and 10-trip tickets, 24 h, 3-days, Unlimited Evening and Unlimited Weekend if you don't have an OPUS card.

Paiement par carte à puce occasionnelle

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Automatically includes a valid match for each encoded ticket.

Available at metropolitan ticket offices, fare vending machines and points of sale.

Recyclable in your home bin and valid for the number of tickets encoded (not rechargeable once all tickets have been used).

Non refundable.

Tap it on the fare collection box.

Credit or debit card

You can use your credit card to pay for your fare quickly and easily on board our buses equipped with a credit card payment terminal. Transfers are automatic or available on request.

Paiement par carte de crédit

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*New! Debit card payments are now possible aboard the bus. 

Works with contactless-enabled credit and debit cards: all you have to do is tap your card on the terminal when you get on board.

Debits the exact amount of a single normal fare (no additional charge). No receipt will be offered by the driver. 
Transfer is included on STL’s bus network. You only need to tap the same card will boarding the bus during the 120 minutes following when you boarded the first bus. No additional transfer is provided. 

IMPORTANT : If you pay with a debit card, $18,75 will be temporarily blocked in your checking account. This amount is equivalent to 5 single normal fares, which is the maximum number of fares that can be paid by a single card.  Thus, any client wishing to use their debit card to pay a single fare must have $18,75 as a minimum balance. Only the amount equivalent to the number of fares paid will be actually charged from your account. 

Automatic transfer: tap your card again when you switch buses within 90 minutes of the first fare payment. Your card will not be charged for the transfer. The bus driver will not give you a connection ticket. Learn more about connections and transfers

Supported cards and payment methods

  • Visa or Mastercard credit cards
  • Debit cards with a chip and the Interac logo
  • Mobile payment on an Apple or Android smartphone (Appel Wallet, Google Pay/Google Wallet, Samsung Wallet)

Non-supported cards and payment methods

  • American Express or foreign credit card
  • Debit cards without a chip

Payments can be made with one credit card for groups of up to 5 people boarding the bus at the same time (tap the card up to 5 times, wait 3 seconds between each tap).


System as secure as the terminals used for your transactions in stores.

Solution made possible thanks to the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).

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© Mastercard. Registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used under license.


Cash and transfer ticket

If you want to pay with cash, simply drop exact change into the farebox when you enter the bus. 120-minute transfers are available on request. Only valid on STL buses.

Paiement en argent comptant

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Exact or greater amount accepted in currency in the collection box.

No change given by the drivers, paper money not accepted.

Non-automatic correspondance ticket: ask the driver for it as soon as you board so that you can change the bus line at no additional cost during your journey. At your next boarding on the same trip, insert the transfer ticket in the validation slot on the collection box. Learn more about connections and transfers


Fare collection boxes, card readers and terminals



Fare collection boxes located at the front must be used for:

  • cash payment
  • transfer ticket


Card readers located next to fare collection boxes must be used for:

  • OPUS card
  • Occasionnelle chip card
  • STL magnetic card (issued directly by the STL in specific cases)


Credit card terminals are located on top of OPUS card readers and must be used for:

  • credit card

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Find your fare

What type of ticket do you need to ride public transit in Laval, Montréal and across the North Shore? The answer depends on where you go, how often and how old you are.

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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
Location Centre Laval
centre lav
Metro Métro Cartier
métro car
Station Gare Centrale
Stop number 41649
Postal Code H7S 1Y9