Use PRESTO on streetcars, buses and at every subway station entrance.

The PRESTO electronic fare payment system is one piece of the TTC’s modernization efforts. The PRESTO rollout will continue throughout 2018. Notably, the remaining subway station entrances that do not yet have the fare gates with PRESTO will have them installed, new PRESTO Fare Vending Machines and more Self-Serve Reload Machines will be installed at station entrances, and more TTC pass products, such as youth and post-secondary passes, will be introduced on PRESTO.  

Want to learn more about PRESTO on the TTC?

Watch these videos about:

  1. How to use PRESTO on the TTC
  2. How to get a transfer with PRESTO on the TTC (two-hour transfer available to PRESTO card customers only, starting August 26)
  3. Where to buy a PRESTO card to use on the TTC
  4. How to use PRESTO as a senior, youth or child

PRESTO fares

  • $3.00 (Adult)
  • $2.05 (Senior, age 65+ / Youth, ages 13-19)
  • Save up to $1.50 per trip when you transfer between TTC and GO Transit or UP Express when you pay your fare with PRESTO. Learn more. 
  • Monthly pass (Adult - $146.25; Senior - $116.75). Learn more.
  • 12 Month Pass (Adult - $134). Learn more.

PRESTO might be right for you if you

  • Are an adult customer who pays by tokens, cash buys a regular Metropass or Metropass Discount Plan (MDP) pass
  • Are a senior customer who pays by tickets, cash or buys a regular Metropass
  • Are a youth (student) who pays by tickets or cash
  • Travel by bus or streetcar

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Transfers using PRESTO

Starting August 26, a new two-hour transfer will be available to PRESTO card customers only. With this transfer, PRESTO card customers will be able to hop on and off the system and switch directions at any point in their journey within two hours from the first time they tap their card without being charged a second fare. Learn more.

Using PRESTO on Downtown Express Buses

If you have a PRESTO card you can pay your first of the double fare required on a Downtown Express Bus by tapping your PRESTO card on the card reader, but you must pay the additional fare by token, cash, Downtown Express bus sticker or ticket.

Using PRESTO on TTC buses in York Region and Mississauga

PRESTO readers on TTC buses that operate in York Region or Mississauga are not currently set up to collect YRT and/or MiWay fares, only TTC fares. You can use your PRESTO card to pay your TTC fare if you board the bus in Toronto. When you leave the bus in York Region or Mississauga you must pay your YRT and/or MiWay fare as you do today (TTC fare plus a supplement, cash or YRT and/or MiWay fare product). The same applies for the reverse. When you board a TTC bus in York Region or Mississauga you must deposit your YRT and/or MiWay fare or cash in the fare box. If you want to pay your TTC fare by PRESTO, you must tap your card when you leave the bus in Toronto.