Public Transportation

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Common Courtesies


Please use perfumes in moderation. Some passengers suffer from allergies, asthma and/or other health conditions and are affected by strong smells.


Keep the volume of your music and/or conversation to a reasonable limit.

Fares and Merchants


- Regular monthly pass: $245
- Student monthly pass: $176
- Booklet of 10 tickets: $102
- One way ticket: $15

Ticket exchange

The 2016 10-ticket booklets will expire on March 31, 2017 and can be exchanged for new tickets. Exchanges are accepted at the Town Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Monthly Regional Pass Requirements

All users requiring a monthly pass must obtain an OC Transpo regional Photo ID Card at a cost of $8. It is mandatory and will be required when purchasing the Russell Transpo monthly pass.

NOTE: The Photo ID card is not required when purchasing 10-ticket booklets or one-way tickets.

To get an OC Transpo Photo ID card, visit:

  • Rideau Centre | Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and;
  • St. Laurent, Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans | Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monthly passes and booklets available at the following merchants:

  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy (857 Notre-Dame, Embrun)
  • Dépanneur Pierre et Fils (951 Notre-Dame, Embrun)
  • PharmaChoice - Russell Pharmacy (110 Craig, Russell)
  • Pronto R J's Convenience Store (1119 Concession, Russell)


  1. Cheques are not accepted. Payment methods at the merchant’s discretion.
  2. Student must show proof of valid registration. Student ID cards are accepted as proof in order to pay the student rate.
  3. Only bus drivers sell one-way trip tickets. The exact change is required.

What happens if I lose my pass?

Email us as soon as possible! The local merchants are not authorized to replace your pass.

Important Notices

Public Holidays 2017 - No buses run on the following days:

  • January 2 - New Year's Day
  • April 14 - Good Friday
  • May 22 - Victoria Day
  • July 3 - Canada Day
  • September 4 - Labour Day
  • October 9 - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 - Christmas
  • December 26 - Boxing Day

Park and Rides

  • Embrun Arena (Blais Street, Embrun)
  • Russell Avenue, First Avenue (behind Mother Theresa Catholic School)
  • Duncanville Park (South of Mill Street, Russell)
  • OC Transpo in Vars (corner of St-Guillaume and St-Pierre)

The Township of Russell is not held liable for any loss or stolen items or damages to your vehicle.

Public Transportation

Schedules and Maps

Russell Transpo offers its residents a commuting service between Embrun and Russell to Ottawa and Hull Monday to Friday.



Tax Credit

Monthly passes and 10-ticket booklets are tax deductible. Please keep them as well as receipts for tax preparation purposes.

Useful links
Canada Revenue Agency

OC Transpo




613-443-3066 (extension 2346)