Price discount on Presto cards - starts August 8th

By Staff

August 3rd, 2023



Metrolinx has announced a major step towards enhancing transit accessibility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Starting August 8, Metrolinx will reduce the price of PRESTO cards from $6 to $4.

Don’t leave home without it!

This is one of the ways Metrolinx is making it easier to take transit. PRESTO cards allow commuters to seamlessly travel between 11 different transit agencies, including GO Transit and UP Express. Cards are available at various locations, such as transit customer service outlets, Shoppers Drug Mart stores, fare vending machines and ticket vending machines.

After purchasing a PRESTO card, customers can create a PRESTO Account by following the steps in a Metrolinx YouTube video, before loading money onto the card. It may take up to 24 hours after purchase before this can be done. 

Metrolinx makes most local transit fares free for passengers connecting between participating agencies and GO Transit. When a customer uses a PRESTO card for both legs of a trip, the discount will be applied automatically.  Some transit agency discounts – including those for youth, post-secondary students and seniors – are only available with a PRESTO card. 

PRESTO cardholders also have access to exclusive discounts from PRESTO Perks partners, including major attractions and events.

Learn more about PRESTO card fee reduction and benefits here.

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