TTC bus in motion.

A PRESTO card reader is shown on a TTC bus.All TTC buses have PRESTO readers. If you are paying by cash, ticket or token you should take a transfer from the operator as your Proof-of-Payment.

Transferring from bus to bus

  • Tap your PRESTO card on the card reader at the front of the bus when you board.
  • When you board the next bus, tap the reader at the front of the bus again.
    Only one fare will be charged*

Transferring from bus to subway station (when bus doesn’t go directly into a station)

  • Tap your PRESTO card on the card reader at the front of the bus when you board.
  • When you enter the subway station, tap your card on the reader at the fare gate.
    Only one fare will be charged*

Transferring from bus to streetcar

  • Tap your PRESTO card on the card reader at the front of the bus when you board.
  • Tap your PRESTO card on any of the card readers when you enter the streetcar.
    Only one fare will be charged*

Transferring from bus to Wheel-Trans

  • Tap your PRESTO card on the card reader at the front of the bus when you board.
  • When you board Wheel-Trans, tap you card on the hand-held device provided by the operator/driver.

*Standard TTC transfer rules apply
View all bus routes that currently have PRESTO.

Using PRESTO on Downtown Express Buses

If you have a PRESTO card you can pay your first of the double fare by tapping your PRESTO card on the card reader, but you must pay the additional fare by token, cash, Metropass or ticket. PRESTO may not be available on all Downtown Express Buses.

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.

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