Ottawa – OC Transpo is the best travel option for residents and visitors heading to Bluesfest this year, with frequent, direct service to LeBreton Flats from July 6 to 16.

A ticket to Bluesfest is also your ticket to ride transit. Bluesfest customers can ride the bus three hours before the start and up to two hours after the end of the event on the date or dates their ticket is valid. Customers simply show their ticket, card, or bracelet to the bus operator as they board, or to a transit fare inspector if requested.

Twelve routes provide direct service to and from LeBreton Station (8, 16, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97 and 98) as well as the nearby O-Train Trillium Line. Free parking is available at Park & Ride lots across the city.

Additional trips are scheduled at the beginning of the evening so that festival-goers can get to the venue as quickly as possible. Between 11 and 11:45 p.m., extra trips will be added to Rapid routes departing LeBreton Station to accommodate the crowds leaving at the end of the night. The O-Train Trillium Line will also operate more frequently in the late evening Monday through Saturday, and will have extended service until midnight on Sundays during Bluesfest.

Route 8 may experience minor detours and delays in the LeBreton Flats area during Bluesfest.

Para Transpo will also provide direct service to and from Bluesfest. Registered customers using this service also just need to show their ticket, card, or bracelet to the bus operator when being picked up.

Further information and travel planning assistance is available by visiting or calling 613-741-4390.