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, but you will not be entitled to the 2-hour transfer period. Drivers do not sell fares or carry change.
Single adult fares can also be purchase using most contactless payment cards and methods.
As of August 15th 2023 you can simplify your TTC fare payment process by tapping your debit, credit card, or mobile wallet card on your phone/smartwatch when you board a vehicle or enter a subway station.
The PRESTO reader recognizes various cards, including PRESTO, debit, and credit cards. Remember to remove your intended payment card to avoid unintended charges on other cards. The fare charge is $3.30, equivalent to the adult PRESTO fare. When you tap, a two-hour transfer is applied automatically. Stick to the same card for transfers within two hours to avoid a new fare.
You can use credit and debit cards on all buses, streetcars, Wheel-Trans vehicles, and subway stations.
Accepted Cards for Contactless Payment
- American Express
- Interac® Debit
- Visa Debit
- Debit Mastercard
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
TTC PRESTO Fare Card
An alternative to using one of the contactless payment methods listed above, the TTC 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 streetcar or enter a subway station.
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.
You can download and install the Presto app on your smartphone, allowing you to conveniently add funds to your Presto card and keep track of its balance, however you still need to tap the actual Presto card itself when boarding a transit vehicle or entering a station in order to pay your fare with it.
To apply youth or senior fares or load monthly passes for a youth or senior onto your card, visit a Shoppers Drug Mart or the TTC Customer Service Centre near Davisville Station. Remember to bring government-issued ID or TTC post-secondary photo ID for verification.
TTC Day Passes
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 entire TTC system in any direction all day long with as many stops as you wish.
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 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 April 3, 2023||Adult||Youth (13-19)||Seniors (65+)||Children 12 or under|
|PRESTO CARD - Single Fare with two-hour transfer window||$3.35||$2.35||$2.25||Free|
|PRESTO Ticket - Single Fare with two-hour transfer window||$3.35||$3.35||$3.35||Free|
|PRESTO Ticket - Day Pass - *Best option if making more than 4 one-way trips in a day||$13.50||$13.50||$13.50||Free|
For further information on Toronto transit fares you can also visit the official website above.
Official Website: https://www.ttc.ca/Fares-and-passes
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