Information about PRESTO

You can use PRESTO to pay your fare on all TTC streetcars, buses (including Wheel-Trans and accessible taxis) and at every subway station.

If you use a Wheel-Trans sedan taxi, you can pay your fare using your monthly pass on your PRESTO card. If you do not have a monthly pass on your PRESTO card, you must pay by cash, ticket or token.

You can also use PRESTO to pay your fare on UP Express, GO Transit, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, MiWay, Oakville Transit and OC Transpo in Ottawa.

Using PRESTO to pay your fare

To pay your fare by PRESTO you need to:

Buy a PRESTO card or purchase a one-ride, two-ride or day pass PRESTO Ticket.

1. Fare Vending Machine at subway stations

  • Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • Online at prestocard.ca (PRESTO Tickets are not available online)
  • TTC’s Customer Service Centre

2. Set your fare type on your PRESTO card

All PRESTO cards are automatically set to deduct an adult fare. You can have your PRESTO card set to a youth, post-secondary student or senior card at:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • The TTC’s Customer Service Centre above Davisville Station

You must bring government issued identification or your TTC post-secondary photo identification card with you, in order to have your PRESTO card set to a youth, post-secondary student or senior card. You only have to set your fare type once. As long as you don’t lose your card your fare type will remain active until it expires i.e. when a child turns 13 or youth turns 20. Post-secondary students must reset their fare type yearly along with their TTC Post-Secondary student photo identification.  

3. Load your card with money or a monthly pass

You can load money on your PRESTO card to pay your fare or load a TTC Monthly Pass or 12-Month Pass, which provides unlimited travel for one month, in the following ways:

  • Fare Vending Machine at subway stations
  • Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • Online at prestocard.ca
  • TTC’s Customer Service Centre

Monthly passes are available for sale from the last 12 days of the month until eight days after the start of the next month.


Note: When you buy or reload your card at a Shoppers Drug Mart location or at the TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station, you must load at least $0.05. The minimum load at Fare Vending and Self-Serve Reload Machines is $5. When you load your card online at prestocard.ca or through the App, the minimum load is $10. The new minimum load amount will be available online, on the App and at the Fare Vending and Self-Serve Reload Machines in the near future. More information about timing will be provided when it’s available

4. Tap every time you enter a subway station or board a bus or streetcar.

Note: Wheel-Trans sedan taxi customers must provide their PRESTO card with their monthly pass on it to the driver and he or she will record the PRESTO card number down.

Identification requirements when traveling on the TTC

Youths ages 16-19

  • You are required to carry your high school photo identification or government issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or Ontario Photo Card with you and present it to TTC staff upon request.

Post-secondary students

  • You are required to carry your TTC Post-Secondary Photo Identification when using your Post-Secondary Monthly Pass and present it to TTC staff upon request.

Seniors ages 65+

You are required to carry your TTC Senior’s Photo Identification or government issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or Ontario Photo Card, with you and present it to TTC staff upon request.

PRESTO fares

  • $3.10 (Adult)
  • $2.15 (Senior, age 65+ / Youth, ages 13-19)
  • Save up to $1.60 per trip when you transfer between TTC and GO Transit or UP Express when you pay your fare with PRESTO. Learn more. (Effective April 6)
  • Monthly pass (Adult - $151.15; Senior/Youth - $122.45)
  • 12 Month Pass (Adult - $138.55; Senior/Youth $112.25)
  • Post-Secondary Monthly Pass ($122.45) 
  • PRESTO Tickets   (One-ride - $3.25; Two-ride - $6.50; Day pass - $13.00)

Transfers using PRESTO

If you pay your fare from the balance on your PRESTO card you can take advantage of the TTC’s two-hour transfer. With this transfer, you can hop on and off the system and switch directions at any point in your journey. As long as you are within two hours from your first time  tap you will not be charged another fare.  Learn more.

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