METRO AND BUSES
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) operates Montreal’s subway system (we call it the metro) and on-island city buses. To use the STM, you can buy single tickets at metro stations or with exact change on buses, and you’ll get a transfer out of the deal.
Remember that masks remain mandatory on all STM buses and metros at all times.
You can also buy a $ 6 OPUS card, which is a refillable smart card, from any metro station and some dépanneurs (convenience stores) and pharmacies.
Effective July 1, 2021, standard full-fare rates are:
$ 3.50 for a single ride (one trip)
$ 6.50 for two trips
$ 5.75 for an unlimited evening ticket (6 p.m.–5 a.m.)
$14.50 for an unlimited weekend ticket (4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday)
$10 for a day pass (valid for 24 hours from the time it’s first used)
$10 for a trip on the 747 Airport shuttle to or from Montréal– Trudeau International Airport
$ 20.50 for a three-day pass (valid for three consecutive days after first use)
$ 30 for 10 trips (only available on an OPUS card)
$28 for a weekly pass (only available on an OPUS card)
$ 90.50 for a monthly pass (only available on an OPUS card) $ 212 for four months (available to reduced-fare users only, on an OPUS card)
All full-time students qualify for a hefty reduced-fare on transit passes. With the proper STM-approved photo ID, you can buy a monthly pass for $ 54.
The reduced-fare photo ID card is available in person at the Berri metro station photo studio (1755 Berri), but they are currently operating by appointment only. Alternatively, most colleges and universities offer their students the possibility of ordering their STM reduced-fare photo ID online using their respective intranet portals, and certain educational institutions organize STM photo days early in the year. There is also a mail-in option; download the form from the STM’s website, fill it out and send it in along with a passport-style photo and payment. The reduced-fare Opus IDs are $15, either online or in person.