PRESTO contactless

Pay with Credit or Debit, Including Cards on a Phone or Watch

You can now use your Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit cards, Visa Debit, Debit Mastercard – or add these cards to your mobile wallet on your phone or watch using Apple Pay & Google Pay to pay for your adult fare on Brampton Transit, GO Transit, MiWay, Oakville Transit and UP Express.

If you’re travelling on UP Express, you can also use your Interac® Debit card to pay for your adult fare.

For Apple users, we recommend using an iPhone X or newer model for the best experience when tapping with your phone.

When you tap your Interac debit card on an UP Express PRESTO device, a temporary pre-authorization may be placed on your card. The amount will be the fare to the furthest stop from where you tapped on, even if your actual fare is less. This pre-authorization will be held by your bank until PRESTO calculates the actual fare for your trip and charges your bank account. Charges should appear the next day. Transaction fees associated with your bank account may also apply - please check with your bank.

If you tap your credit card, debit card, or cards added to a mobile wallet on a phone or watch, and the PRESTO device says that the payment was not accepted, please check with your bank or use another payment method to pay your fare. If you’re using a physical credit card and it’s not being accepted, try adding it to your mobile wallet on your phone or watch in order to pay.

On GO Transit and UP Express, the fare charged will be the same as an Adult PRESTO card fare. On Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit, the fare charged will be the Adult cash fare.

Your feedback is important to us! After you’ve tried PRESTO contactless, feel free to fill out our survey to let us know how we're doing and how we can improve PRESTO for you..

How PRESTO Contactless Works

Tap On

Tap On

To start, tap on a PRESTO device with your credit or debit card* – or add your card to a mobile wallet and tap with your phone or watch. Be sure to take your card out of your wallet to avoid card clash and ensure there’s enough battery power on your phone or watch for your entire trip. You can tap on with a credit card when travelling on Brampton Transit, GO Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit and UP Express.

*Tapping with Interac debit is currently only available when travelling on UP Express.
PRESTO Contactless Tap Off

Tap Off – GO Transit & UP Express only

Tap off on a PRESTO device at the end of your trip with the same credit card, debit card, or card in the phone or watch you used to tap on with – to make sure you pay the correct fare for your trip.
PRESTO Contactless POP

Proof of Contactless Payment

During a fare inspection, your proof of payment is the same credit card, debit card or card in your mobile wallet you used to pay your fare. If you tap the wrong card or mobile wallet for a fare inspection, your card could be charged an Inspection Fare.

Where to Use PRESTO Contactless

Contactless payment with credit and debit options are a safe, easy and cashless way to pay for transit. Contactless payment is available for adult fare types only.

You can tap credit cards to pay your fare on Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit, and for a PRESTO adult fare on GO Transit and UP Express.

You can tap an Interac Debit to pay for a PRESTO adult fare on UP Express.

For specific fare pricing, please check with your participating local transit agency. GO Transit and UP Express fares are automatically calculated based on distance travelled – while other transit agencies may charge a flat fare.

Always use the same payment card, phone or watch as your proof of payment during fare inspection on-board the train.

GO Transit and UP Express customers, please tap off when you exit at your destination.

Expanding Across the Region

We're also working to expand PRESTO contactless payment to more transit agencies soon. We’ll have more information soon about using PRESTO contactless payment to pay for transit across participating transit agencies.