Montreal’s public transit system can get you most places in the city by metro or bus. Each ride is $3.25, but with the student OPUS card you can buy rides in bulk which significantly decreases the price. They offer unlimited rides for periods of a weekend, week, month, or four months. You can purchase passes or recharge the OPUS card at a metro station in advance, which is more affordable and convenient than paying $3.25 each time you travel. On buses, you must pay in exact change to get a ride if you are not using an OPUS card.
For physical accessibility, STM buses have access ramps located either at the front or rear of the bus indicated by the universal symbol for wheelchairs. It is protocol that individuals with wheelchairs board first.
Most metro stations are very high below ground and require descent by stairs or escalators. The Montmorency, De la Concorde, Cartier, JeanTalon, BERRI-UQAM, Champ- de-mars, Lionel- Groulx, Henri-bourassa, Côte-vertu, Snowdon, Rosemont and Place- d’armes métro stations are accessible at street level to wheelchair users. More details on street access to these stations are available on the STM’S website.
For those with non-physical access needs, a companion card may be useful. Rehabilitation centers offer these cards, which provide free travel for an individual accompanying the cardholder for bus or metro transportation.