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Save Even More With PRESTO

Here’s how you can save more when you use your PRESTO card when you transfer between TTC and GO Transit or UP Express.

How can I save more with PRESTO?

You can save even more with PRESTO when you combine your GO or UP trip with TTC; adults can save $1.50, students/youth and seniors can save $0.55. This discount is just another way PRESTO makes it easier to take transit. The discount will be applied automatically as you travel and all you’ll need to do is tap your card.

Who gets the discount for combined trips between GO or UP and the TTC?

This discount is available exclusively for PRESTO users who pay as they go with their card balance. The discount is not available if you use cash, paper tickets, tokens, a Metropass or a monthly pass on your PRESTO card. Adults, post-secondary students/youth, seniors are eligible for this discount.

Travelling between TTC and GO

From TTC to your final destination on GO Transit:

  • Tap on to TTC and the full regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When you transfer and tap on GO, your fare will be discounted by $1.50 if you’re an adult and $0.55 if you’re a student or senior.
  • If you don’t have a default GO trip set on your card, be sure to tap off of GO so you’ll get the discount when you tap off. Learn about setting a default for easier travel.
  • Once you tap on TTC you have two hours to begin your trip on GO to get the discount.

From GO Transit to your final destination on TTC:

  • Tap on to GO and your fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When you tap on TTC, you’ll pay $1.50 whether you’re an adult, student or senior.
  • If you don’t have a default GO trip set on your card, be sure to tap off of GO at the end of your trip so you’ll get the discount when you tap on TTC. Learn about setting a default for easier travel.
  • Once you tap on GO you have three hours to begin your TTC trip to get the discount.

Travelling between TTC and UP

From TTC to your destination on UP Express (trips to Pearson only):

  • Tap on to TTC and the regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When you transfer to UP, be sure to tap on a silver PRESTO device to have your fare deducted.
  • When you tap off of UP, your fare will be discounted by $1.50 if you’re an adult or $0.55 if you’re a student or senior.
  • Once you tap on TTC you have two hours to begin your trip on UP to get the discount.

Trips from UP Express Pearson Station and transferring to TTC:

  • Tap on and off of the silver PRESTO devices at UP stations, including Weston, Bloor and Union Station, and the regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • Once you tap on UP Pearson you have one hour to begin your trip on TTC to get the discount and pay only $1.50 whether you’re an adult, student or senior.

From TTC to your destination on UP Express (Bloor or Weston only):

  • Tap on to TTC and the regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When transferring to UP you need to use the green PRESTO devices to get the discount, similar to how you need to tap on those devices to get your GO loyalty discount.
  • When you tap off of UP using a green PRESTO device your fare will be discounted by a $1.50 if you’re an adult; $0.55 if you’re a student or senior.
  • Once you tap on TTC you have two hours to begin your trip on UP to get the discount.

From UP Express (Bloor and Weston) to your destination on TTC:

  • When you tap on and off UP, you need to use the green PRESTO devices to get the discount, similar to how you need to tap on those devices to get your GO loyalty discount.
  • Once you tap on UP you have one hour to tap on TTC to get the discount and pay only $1.50 whether you’re an adult, student or senior.
  • It may take up to 24 hours after redeeming the PRESTO Voucher code for the product or credit to be processed. After that time, tap on a PRESTO device within 30 days to complete the transaction.

Travelling between TTC, GO and local transit systems which use PRESTO

From local transit to GO to your final destination on TTC:

  • Tap on to local transit and the regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When you transfer and tap on GO, your fare will be deducted and the applicable local transit co-fare discount will be applied to your PRESTO card.
  • When you tap on TTC, you’ll get a second discount and only pay $1.50 whether you’re an adult, student or senior.
  • If you don’t have a default GO trip set on your card, be sure to tap off of GO so you’ll get the discount when you tap on TTC. Learn about setting a default for easier travel.
  • Once you tap on GO you have three hours to begin your TTC trip to get the discount.

From TTC to GO to your destination on local transit:

  • Tap on to TTC and the regular fare will be deducted from your PRESTO card.
  • When you transfer and tap on GO, your fare will be discounted by $1.50 if you’re an adult and $0.55 if you’re a student or senior.
  • When you tap on local transit, you’ll get a second co-fare discount applied to your PRESTO card.
  • If you don’t have a default GO trip set on your card, be sure to tap off of GO so you’ll get the discounts. Learn about setting a default for easier travel.
  • Once you tap on TTC you have two hours to begin your trip on GO to get the discount.

Using Triplinx, to plan your trip and calculate your discount

Use Triplinx to help you plan your route and find out how much your fare will be to make travel even easier

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