Important changes coming to Downtown Express bus route fares:

  1. The Downtown Express bus sticker is being discontinued. The August sticker will be the last one you will be able to purchase. 
  2. You will be able to purchase a TTC Monthly Downtown Express Pass or 12 Month Downtown Express Pass to load onto your PRESTO card, starting with the September pass period. These passes will provide unlimited travel across the TTC, including the five Downtown Express bus routes, each month. The passes for September will be on sale from August 26 until September 8.
  3. If you have Autorenew set up on your regular TTC Monthly Pass or have a regular 12 Month Pass and wish to purchase a TTC Monthly Downtown Express Pass or 12 Month Downtown Express Pass, you must cancel your Autorenew agreement or regular 12 Month Pass before August 23, 2019. You will not incur any cancellation fees. Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) customers cannot switch until the October pass window. Please ensure that your existing contract is cancelled after August 23rd and that your paper form is received by September 19th. Most banks offer online debit transactions, if you wish to complete the switch in time for September.
  4. Starting August 26, PRESTO card customers will be able to pay the full double fare required on the TTC’s five Downtown Express bus routes using their PRESTO card. You will no longer need to supplement with cash, tickets, tokens. PRESTO card customers must have enough funds loaded onto their PRESTO card to cover the full double fare. This also applies to regular TTC Monthly Pass and regular 12 Month Pass customers. Regular TTC Monthly Pass and regular 12 Month Pass customers will need to load money onto their PRESTO card to cover the second portion of the fare, or purchase a TTC Monthly Downtown Express Pass or 12 Month Downtown Express Pass. If you don’t have money loaded onto your PRESTO card, you will need to pay the full double fare by cash, tickets or tokens.

Adult Senior (65+)/
Youth (13-19)
Fair Pass (adult) Post-secondary
Cash, tickets, tokens Adult $6.50 cash, or two tokens, or a paper transfer plus $3.25 Senior (65+) and Youth (13-19) $4.40 cash, or two Senior/Youth tickets, or a paper transfer plus $2.20 $6.50 cash, or two tokens, or a transfer plus $3.25 cash $6.50 cash, or two tokens, or a transfer plus $3.25 cash
PRESTO (pay-as-you-go) $6.20 from the balance on your PRESTO card Senior (65+) and Youth (13-19) $4.30 from the balance on your PRESTO card $4.10 from the balance on your PRESTO card $6.20 from the balance on your PRESTO card
*PRESTO (TTC Monthly Downtown Express Pass) $195.60 $166.90 $163.85 $166.90
*PRESTO (12 Month Downtown Express Pass) $183.00 $156.70 N/A N/A

* Note: These passes will be available for sale for the September pass period, from August 26 until September 8. Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) customers cannot switch until the October pass window. Please ensure that your existing contract is cancelled after August 23rd and that your paper form is received by September 19th. Most banks offer online debit transactions, if you wish to complete the switch in time for September.

TTC Downtown Express Routes

  • 141 Downtown/Mt Pleasant Express
  • 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express
  • 143 Downtown/Beach Express
  • 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express
  • 145 Downtown/Humber Bay Express