Use PRESTO on streetcars, buses, including Wheel-Trans, as well as at least one entrance of every subway station.

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, and new TTC pass products, such as monthly passes, will be introduced on PRESTO. More options to buy, load and set a senior/youth fare type on a PRESTO card will also become available.  

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 or buys a regular Metropass.
  • Are a senior customer who pays by tickets, cash or buys a regular Metropass
  • Are a youth (student) who pays by tickets or cash.
  • Use a subway station entrance with PRESTO
  • Travel by bus or streetcar

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

Transfers using PRESTO

If you have a PRESTO card you no longer need a paper transfer. This is because a transfer is applied to your PRESTO card when you first tap onto a card reader. The transfer for your one-way continuous journey is valid for two hours from the first time you tap your card on a reader. Standard transfer rules apply.

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, Metropass 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.