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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 2017 10-ticket booklets will expire on March 31, 2018 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 $8.75. 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. - 9 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 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)
  • PharmaChoice - Russell Pharmacy (110 Craig, Russell)
  • Pronto Convenience Store (1119 Concession, Russell)
  • Town Hall (717 Notre-Dame, Embrun)


  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

Proposed schedule (to be approved at Council meeting on June 18, 2018) - Changes effective July 3, 2018

Public Holidays 2018 - No buses run on the following days:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • March 30- Good Friday
  • May 21- Victoria Day
  • July 2 - Canada Day
  • September 3 - Labour Day
  • October 8 - 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.

Schedules and Maps

Russell Transpo offers its residents a commuting service between Embrun and Russell to Ottawa and Hull Monday to Friday. We now offer free Wi-Fi and SMS alerts!



Tax Credit

After June 2017, monthly passes and 10-ticket booklets are no longer tax deductible. For more information, click here.




613-443-3066 (extension 2346)