TTC fares can be purchased in the form of a reloadable PRESTO Card or PRESTO Ticket from a Fare Vending Machine at the entrance to any subway station or at most Shoppers Drug Mart locations. PRESTO Tickets are available for a single ride, two rides or a day pass. If you are boarding a bus or streetcar and you do not have a valid PRESTO Card or Ticket, you can pay with the exact cash only. Drivers do not sell fares or carry change.
TTC PRESTO Fare Card
TTC in Toronto uses an electronic fare card called PRESTOThe PRESTO card offers a small discount over cash fares or single and two ride PRESTO Tickets. It also offers the added convenience of not needing to carry cash, simply tap your card on the card reader, as you board a bus or subway or enter a subway station.
PRESTO card readers are located at the entrances to most subway stations.
An added benefit of the Presto card is you can use it to pay for travel on the outlying bus systems and on GO Transit.
TTC Day Pass: The best deal for most visitors
The best value for most tourists on the Toronto Transit System including the Subway, Streetcars and Buses is the TTC day pass which is valid on all of the above services. A TTC day pass is sold as a PRESTO Ticket and priced at $13.50. It gives you total freedom to travel the system in any direction all day long with as many stops as you wish. The only exception is that on Downtown Express Routes add fares are still required as per the table below.
Visitors with an Android or IOS smartphone have the option to purchase a TTC day pass online by installing a TTCconnect app. You can then show the fare payment on your screen as proof of payment when travelling on the system.
Following is a chart of single cash Transit Fares in Toronto. Please note that fares are valid for a one-way continuous trip, including a transfer if required, on all three modes of transit: Subway / Rapid Transit, Transit Buses, and Streetcars. Children up to 12 years old ride for free. Student Fares apply to those aged 13-19 and Senior's fares apply to those age 65 and up. If you require a transfer you can obtain one after paying your fare and entering a subway station from an automated transfer machine, or after paying your fare on a bus or streetcar ask the operator to give you one.
|TTC Fares - Effective March 1, 2020||Adult||Students (13-19) and Seniors (65+)||Children 12 or under|
|Presto Card - Single Fare valid for a single one-way continuous trip||$3.20||$2.25||Free|
|Cash or PRESTO Ticket - Single Fare valid for a single one-way continuous trip||$3.25||$2.30||Free|
|PRESTO Ticket - Day Pass - *Best option if making more than 4 one-way trips in a day||$13.50||$13.50||Free|
|Add fare for Downtown Express Routes #141 thru #145 (added to above fares)||$3.25||$2.30||Free|
For further information on Toronto transit fares you can also visit the official website above.
Official Website: http://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Fare_information/index.jsp
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