Students: GOing to school

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We know school is tough, but getting there shouldn’t be. That’s why we make it easy to get to class. Everything you need to know about your ride is right here, online. But if you prefer a more one-on-one learning approach, visit our Student Services Centre in the York Concourse at Union Station to get fully schooled on all things GO and PRESTO.

From August 29 – September 16, the Student Services Centre allows students to purchase and register their PRESTO card, inquire about a GO Student ID, find out the best way to get to school and about student pricing.

New to GO? Start here.

Follow these steps to make getting to school easy:
  • Get a GO approved Student ID card through GO Transit or at your school
  • Pick up a re-loadable PRESTO card wherever you buy GO tickets
  • Set up your PRESTO card for Student Fares and save at least 18%*
  • Sign up for On the GO alerts to get all the service updates
  • Make sure you always have enough money on your PRESTO card to get where you need to go

Remember to always travel with your GO-issued student ID!

Here's what you need to know

GO Student ID

Your GO Student ID is your passport to discounted travel on GO, and getting one is easy!

Click here to learn how to get yours

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GO fares are available at campuses around the region.

Click here to learn more about on-campus sales locations!

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Getting to school on GO is easy with direct service to campuses all across the GTHA!

Click here to learn more about our school routes and getting to GO.

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Keep in the know during your travels with us, call us for help, or share your thoughts about GO.

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Student ID

To qualify for the student fare you must have a GO-approved student ID. Check out the GO Student ID page to learn how to get your card.

Students in elementary, junior high and high school must carry their valid school ID to receive the GO student fare discount for PRESTO fares. Learn more at our GO Student ID page.

On-Campus Ticket Sales

Buy before you board!

Help keep the bus on time. Load your PRESTO card or buy your GO tickets and passes prior to boarding your bus. There are PRESTO and GO tickets available for purchase on certain campuses.

McMaster University

Location:

  • Compass Desk – Main floor of McMaster University Student Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0800-2130)
  • Saturdays (1100-1700)
  • Sundays & holidays (closed)

University of Waterloo

Location:

  • Available at the Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre

Hours:

  • Every day (0500-2400)

Wilfrid Laurier

Location:

  • Wilfrid University Students' Union

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0800 - 2330)
  • Saturday & Sunday (1200 - 1930)
  • Holidays (closed)

University of Guelph

Location:

  • University Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0845 - 1600)
  • Weekends & holidays (closed)

York University

Location:

  • INKBLOTZ
  • Self-serve machines at bus loop

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday (0930-1800)
  • Friday (0900-1700)
  • Saturday, Sunday & holidays (closed)

Durham College/UOIT

Location:

  • Tuck shop at the Durham College/UOIT Student Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0830 - 1630)
  • Weekends & Holidays (closed)

Trent University

Location:

  • Trent Central Student Association office located in Champlain College (near the bookstore)

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0900 - 1630)
  • Weekends & Holidays (Closed)

Getting to GO & Routes

Connecting to GO

You can save money on local transit buses too. Visit Connecting to GO to find out what discounts are available for you

Driving to GO? Learn how to get a reserved parking space on our Parking page.

Walking or cycling to GO? Visit the Leave Your Car at Home page.

GO Bus School Service

Some of our routes primarily serve students attending post-secondary schools so these routes run more often throughout the school year, September to April. Visit our Schedules page for the most up to date schedule information.

McMaster University

  • 15 – Wilfrid Laurier (Brantford Campus)/McMaster University GO Bus
  • 15A – McMaster University GO Bus
  • 47 – Hamilton/York University GO Bus

Sheridan College

  • 20 – Milton/Oakville GO Bus
  • 46 – Oakville/York University GO Bus

University of Waterloo

  • 25 – Waterloo/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus

Wilfrid Laurier

  • 25 – Waterloo/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus

University of Guelph

  • 29 – Guelph/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 31 – Georgetown GO Bus
  • 33 – Guelph/North York GO Bus
  • 48 – Guelph/York University GO Bus

York University

  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus
  • 45 – Mississauga/York University GO Bus
  • 46 – Oakville/York University GO Bus
  • 47 - Hamilton/York University GO Bus
  • 48 – Guelph/York University GO Bus
  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus
  • 52 – Oshawa/York University GO Bus
  • 54 – Markham/York University GO Bus
  • Barrie GO Train

Durham College/UOIT

  • 52 – 407 East GO Bus
  • 93 – Durham College/UOIT/Scarborough Express GO Bus

Trent University

  • 88 – Peterborough/Oshawa GO Bus

Centennial College - Progress Campus

  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus

U of T Scarborough Campus

  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus
  • Take TTC Highland Creek bus 38 for FREE when you show the driver your GO fare.*

*GO Train customers only. Travel must be between Rouge Hill GO Station and U of T Scarborough. You must show valid GO fare or PRESTO card. For more information, visit ttc.ca.

U of T, George Brown College, Ryerson University, Osgoode Hall, OISE and any other downtown campus

  • Any route that serves Union Station or Union Station Bus Terminal

Get in touch/Stay in touch

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On the GO alerts

Sign-up with On the GO to receive email or SMS service alerts about any major delays, cancellations, new schedules, service improvements, construction notices, and other news and information.

Let GO Know

Join our Let GO Know customer service online advisory panel and have your voice heard. Your feedback helps us improve your GO experience. Every survey completed enters you in a draw to win a GO fare voucher.

Customer Contact Centre

At any time, please feel free to call our Customer Contact Centre at 1-888-438-6646 (1-888-GET-ON-GO) with any questions you may have or visit our Contact Us page.

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