Ticket Types

GO Fares are calculated based on the distance travelled and the category of passenger. You pay the same fare whether you take a train, a bus, or a combination of the two.

Ticket and Pass Types

Definition

  • One-way ride between two specified fare zones

Other important info

  • Continuous travel only – no stopovers
  • Trip must start within four hours of the time the ticket is issued
  • You do not have to stamp this ticket in the ticket cancelling machine; keep it handy for inspection
  • Not refundable or transferable

Definition

  • Two one-way trips between two specified fare zones

Other important info

  • Continuous travel only – no stopovers
  • No expiry date; can be purchased in advance
  • Before boarding, you must cancel a ride by stamping your ticket in the machine with the date and time; then keep your ticket handy for inspection
  • How to use a two-ride ticket
  • Two passengers can ride on one two-ride ticket, but both rides must be cancelled
  • Not refundable or transferable

Definition

  • Unlimited travel in one day between two specified fare zones

Other important info

  • Valid on the day of purchase only; cannot be purchased in advance
  • You do not have to stamp this ticket in the ticket cancelling machine; keep it handy for inspection
  • Not refundable or transferable

Definition

  • 10 one-way trips between two specified fare zones

Other important info

  • Continuous travel only – no stopovers
  • No expiry date; can be purchased in advance
  • Students can purchase 10-ride tickets at a discounted rate, but must first obtain valid GO Transit Student ID
  • Before boarding, you must cancel a ride by stamping your ticket in the machine with the date and time; then keep your ticket handy for inspection
  • How to use a 10-ride ticket
  • More than one person can ride on one 10-ride ticket. The ticket must be cancelled one time for each person.
  • More than one student can ride on a student 10-ride ticket. The ticket must be cancelled one time for each person AND each person must have a valid GO Transit Student ID
  • More than one senior can ride on a senior 10-ride ticket. The ticket must be cancelled one time for each person AND each person must be 65 years of age or older.
  • More than one child can ride on a child 10-ride ticket. The ticket must be cancelled one time for each person AND each person must be 5 to 11 years of age.
  • Rides not used may be refundable within 30 days of purchase – please contact GO for detailed refund information or see our printable refund request form (pdf)
  • Child and senior 10-ride tickets do not offer further savings on top of the 50% discount off of regular adult fares, but offer a convenient way to buy multiple tickets in advance
  • Purchasing an adult 10-ride ticket saves you about 8% off the cost of 10 single-ride tickets!
  • Purchasing a student 10-ride ticket saves you at least 16% off the cost of 10 adult single-ride tickets, and at least 9% off the cost of an adult 10-ride ticket!

Definition

  • Unlimited travel for the pass holder between two specified fare zones in the calendar month specified on the pass

Other important info

  • Can be purchased up to 10 days before the beginning of the month or up to 14 days into the month designated on the pass
  • You do not have to stamp this ticket in the ticket cancelling machine; keep it handy for inspection
  • Not transferable. Pass holders must sign the front of the pass
  • Unused portion of the pass may be refundable – please contact GO for detailed refund information or see our printable refund request form (pdf)
  • Purchasing an adult monthly pass saves you about 18% off the cost of 40 single-ride tickets
  • Purchasing a student monthly pass saves you at least 32% off the cost of 40 adult single-ride tickets, and at least 23% off the cost of an adult monthly pass

Passenger Categories

Ticket Types Available

Definition

  • 13-64 years of age
  • not full-time student

Ticket Types Available

  • Single-ride; Two-ride; 10-ride; Day pass; Monthly pass, PRESTO

Definition

  • 65 years or over
  • Senior single-ride fare is half the adult single-ride fare. There are no further discounts for two-ride, 10-ride, day pass, or monthly pass fares.

Ticket Types Available

  • Single-ride; Two-ride; 10-ride; Day pass; Monthly pass, PRESTO

Definition

  • 6-12 years of age
  • Child single-ride fare is half the adult single-ride fare. There are no further discounts for two-ride, 10-ride, day pass, or monthly pass fares.
  • Children under the age of 1 always ride free
  • One child between the ages of 1 and 5 may ride free with an accompanying adult. Any additional children travelling with the same adult must pay the child fare

Ticket Types Available

Definition

  • Elementary, junior high, and secondary students must show a valid Canadian school-issued ID when travelling and do not require GO Student ID
  • Students must always travel with their school-issued ID card to show for ticket checks
  • Cards for the 2009-10 school year expire on October 31, 2010; Cards for the 2010-11 school year are valid until October 31, 2011.

Ticket Types Available

  • 10-ride; Monthly pass, PRESTO
  • GO Student ID required

Definition

  • Full-time Canadian university and college students are eligible for GO Transit student fares, but they must carry official GO Student ID when travelling to show for ticket checks
  • ID cards can be obtained during the school's registration period (either online or using a paper application form obtained from the school Registrar's office). For a list of schools taking online requests for GO Student IDs, please visit our Student ID page.
  • ID cards not obtained during registration are available through a paper application form at the school Registrar's office. The school must verify enrolment as a full-time student and the form must be validated at Union Station prior to its first use.
  • The GO Student ID card allows travel at a discounted rate for the period of full-time study and must be renewed each new school year. For students registered for 7 months or more of full-time classes, the 2009-10 cards expire on October 31, 2010 and 2010-11 cards are valid until October 31, 2011.

Ticket Types Available

  • Group pass - Valid on date of travel only

Definition

  • Maximum five people travelling together. At least one, but not more than two members of the group must be aged 18 or over. Members of the group do not have to be related.
  • Unlimited travel in one day between two specified fare zones
  • Customers travelling on GO group passes are not eligible for discounts on local transit to and from GO stations and terminals

Ticket Types Available

  • Children group ticket - Valid on date of travel only

Definition

  • If arrangements are made with GO Transit at least 24 hours in advance, and assuming space is available, a group of 20 or more elementary school children (up to and including grade 8) may travel on a children group ticket. Arranging a children group ticket in advance avoids the inconvenience of purchasing an individual ticket for each child and adult in the group
  • Each child in the group will be charged the child fare (half the adult fare). All adults accompanying the group will pay the normal adult fare
  • Please call GO Transit to make arrangements for a children group ticket with one of our call centre staff. Once arranged, a children group ticket must be purchased on the day of travel, at least 15 minutes before the trip leaves

Ticket Types Available

Definition

  • If 15 or more people are planning to travel on GO together, we recommend that you call GO Transit with at least 24 hours notice to make arrangements with one of our call centre staff
  • Two-ride or 10-ride tickets may be purchased anytime. Single-rides or day passes are sold on the day of travel only, and groups must be at the station at least 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time
  • Please note that we make every effort to accommodate large groups, but we cannot guarantee sufficient space