Fare Discounts with PRESTO
If you have a PRESTO card, you may be eligible for automatic fare discounts of 15% or more based on the number of trips you take in a calendar month; find out more by using our GO fare calculator at www.GoToronto.ca/PRESTO to calculate your fare.
Adult Fare with PRESTO – Save 15%+
If you take the same GO trip every time you travel within a calendar month, your GO fare* will be 15.7% off, and for trips 36 and onwards, your discount will be based on the value of the trips you’ve taken that month.
Student Fare with PRESTO – Save 22%+
If you take the same GO trip every time you travel within a calendar month, your discount will be calculated based on the value of the trips you’ve taken. Discounts are available for full-time and part-time students (ages 13 and up).
Senior Fare with PRESTO – Save 55%+
If you take the same trip every time you travel within a calendar month, your first 40 GO trips will be 55%** off the single-ride adult fare, with discounts based on the value of the trips you’ve taken that month.
Child Fare – Free!
Children under the age of 12 ride for free on all GO trains and buses and do not require a PRESTO card or a paper ticket to travel on GO Transit; however, if a child transfers to another transit service provider, a cash fare may be required.
Transfer Discounts with Local Transit
When you connect to/from GO Transit and local transit, PRESTO automatically calculates your discount and applies it to your PRESTO account. Discount is based on direct routes with no transfers, off a single adult GO fare. Actual discount may be.1% lower due to rounding.
Is there a monthly fee for PRESTO?
TTC Monthly Pass: This pass costs $156 for adults and $128.15 for seniors/youths and provides unlimited TTC travel per month. 12 Month Pass: This pass costs $143 for adults and $117.45 for seniors/youths and provides unlimited TTC travel per month.
Is PRESTO cheaper than tickets?
Even though tickets, tokens, and PRESTO fares are all less expensive than cash single fares, they require bundling and ancillary costs that cancel out any savings for a one- or two-time rider; however, even if this happens, you can rest assured that it will only cost you an extra 25 cents.
How much does it cost to use PRESTO on TTC?
A one-ride PRESTO Ticket is $3.25, a two-ride PRESTO Ticket is $6.50, and a day pass PRESTO Ticket is $13.50.
Can I tap PRESTO twice?
1. Simply press the PRESTO device’s “Override” button, then tap your card as usual. 2. When you arrive at your destination station, tap a second time.
Does a PRESTO card expire?
The system instantly calculates and deducts the correct fare or recognizes your individual PRESTO card, even if there is an expiry date shown on the card (you may continue to use your card even after any indicated expiry date).
Can I use PRESTO on subway?
On all TTC streetcars, buses (including Wheel-Trans and accessible taxis), and subway stations, you can pay your fare with PRESTO.
How does 2 hour PRESTO work?
When you enter a subway station or board a vehicle with your PRESTO card or PRESTO Ticket, your fare will be deducted and a transfer will be applied to your card or ticket, allowing you to enter and exit the TTC as many times as you’d like within a two-hour period.
How long does PRESTO transfer last?
Transfers are valid for 2 hours from the time of your first tap, and your tap counts as a transfer if you board other vehicles within that time frame.
Are Presto cards free?
New PRESTO cards have a $6 non-refundable fee, and you must first load a minimum of $0.05 and/or a transit pass. To get a student/youth or senior card, go to one of our Customer Service Outlets.
How do I switch from PRESTO to student?
Simply follow the steps below:
- Get a GO-approved student ID from GO Transit or your school.
- Get a reloadable PRESTO card.
- Set up your PRESTO card for student fares to get discounts.
- Remember to travel with your GO-approved student ID and show it for fare inspection.
What are the benefits of a PRESTO card?
PRESTO allows users to pay for their travel using an electronic fare card, which eliminates the need for cash, tickets, tokens, or passes on public transportation. Creating a PRESTO account helps protect your card balance, as it can be transferred to a replacement card if your card is ever lost or stolen.
Why is TTC so expensive?
The TTC claims that this is primarily due to the fact that it receives the smallest public subsidy in North America, and that despite having the continent’s second largest ridership, it is more reliant on the fare box than any other, implying that the TTC would offer a larger discount if it could afford it.
Can I use Presto card on GO Train?
You can use PRESTO on all GO Trains and GO Buses, as well as 9 transit agencies in the GTHA, including UP Express and the TTC, and OC Transpo in Ottawa.
Does TTC take cash?
The TTC is a pay-as-you-go transit system with seamless connections between buses, streetcars, and the subway that accepts cash, tokens, tickets, valid passes, and valid transfers. On buses and streetcars, exact fare is required.