PRESTO on the TTC
PRESTO is a reloadable payment card that you can use to pay your fare on the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express and 8 other transit agencies in Ontario. It’s the perfect time to get a PRESTO card to take advantage of benefits like lowest fares, balance protection, Autoload and two-hour transfers.
When you download the PRESTO app you can load passes or money, manage up to 10 cards and check your balance.
Two-hour transfers on the TTC
With PRESTO you get two hours to travel in any direction on the TTC with each payment. When you start your trip and tap your PRESTO card, your fare will be deducted and a two-hour transfer will automatically be applied to your card. Each time you enter and exit off the system or switch directions, just tap your PRESTO card again. As long as you are within your two-hour window you won’t be charged another fare.
Did you just receive a new PRESTO card and aren’t sure what to do next?
If this is your first PRESTO card, make sure it is set to the correct Fare Type so that you’re paying the right fare. A youth, post-secondary student and senior Fare Type can be set at any participating Shoppers Drug Mart location. You must bring government issued identification with you or your TTC Post-Secondary Student ID to set your Fare Type.
Once you’ve got your card, set up a My PRESTO Account and you can:
- manage up to 10 PRESTO cards through one My PRESTO Account
- quickly view your account balance and transaction history
- protect your card balance if it is ever lost or stolen
- set up Autorenew for automatic transit pass renewals
- set up Autoload to automatically add funds when your balance falls below a set amount
If you already have a PRESTO card and have set up your PRESTO Account, you can continue to use that card. You may want to add this new card to your account. Find out how to do that.
TTC Monthly Passes
The current month's passes are available up to the 8th day of the month. Next month's passes are available as early as 12 days before the end of the month.
You can purchase a TTC Monthly Pass:
TTC 12 Month Pass
Want to save even more on a monthly pass?
The TTC 12 Month Pass is a 12-month agreement that offers a discounted rate on monthly passes, for PRESTO customers who have an account. When you sign up for a TTC 12 Month Pass, you will be billed monthly (on the 23rd) and your pass will automatically renew at the end of the 12-month term.
An adult 12 Month Pass is only $143 each month – a savings of $156 per year! A senior or youth 12 Month Pass is only $117.45 each month.
The current month's TTC passes can be purchased up to the 8th day of the month. Next month’s TTC passes can be purchased as early as 12 days before the end of the month. Sign up here and follow the online steps.
If you purchased a pass or signed up for the TTC 12 Month Pass for next month, it will be ready for you to use on the first day of the month.
If you purchased a pass or signed up for the TTC 12 Month Pass for the current month or on the last day of the month, please note that it can take between 4 and 24 hours for your pass to be ready to use. Make sure you have funds on your card if you wish to travel during that time.
If you do not want to renew your TTC 12 Month Pass, you will need to sign in to your My PRESTO Account, click on “Autorenew Settings” and cancel your TTC 12 Month Pass BEFORE the 23rd day of the last month of your 12 Month Pass agreement. If you cancel your TTC 12 Month Pass in the last month of your 12-month term, you will not be required to pay back your discount to the Toronto Transit Commission.