For sightseeing purposes most visitors to Ottawa enjoy exploring the compact downtown area on foot or by bicycle. However, the OC Transpo company provides a top class integrated public transport system. Exact change is needed when boarding buses and streetcars, and sometimes at subway stations, but day passes and discount tokens can also be bought. Taxis are freely available, but fairly expensive. Rates should be displayed in the taxi cab and the meter rate should be set at one at the start of a journey.
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