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Save Money With a Youth & Student Fare Discount

Published: Mar 9, 2023

Carving out time for friends, getting to your job or internship, travelling back home to visit family, and going to school. You have a lot going on and a lot of places to be. You might even be weighing the pros and cons of owning a car. Buying or renting a car is expensive enough, but then there’s the cost of insurance, the ever-rising gas prices, and the parking fees – that's if you can even find a spot! Luckily, it’s not the only solution! GO Transit can take you to more places than you realize and we increased the discount for our Youth & Post-Secondary Student fare from 22.5% to 40% off the full single adult fare so it’s a great way to save.

Youth & Post-Secondary Student Fare

Making travel affordable for youth and post-secondary students is important to us because we understand the increasing cost of living. That’s why we increased the PRESTO fare discount for youth and post-secondary students to 40% off the full single adult fare. Your discount will apply to both GO Transit and UP Express when you use your PRESTO card. It’s easy to sign up and start travelling for less!

Youth Fare

Anyone aged 13-19 years is eligible for the Youth fare discount, whether or not you attend school.

Post-Secondary Student Fare

All full-time post-secondary students are eligible for the discounted fare, regardless of age.

Being a busy student, your time is valuable. And the last thing you want to do is waste your time being stuck in traffic. When commuting to and from school on GO Transit, you choose how to use your time. Whether that's squeezing in a last-minute study session, a short nap, catching up on your socials, or just relaxing to your favourite playlist or podcast. We have a whole fleet of buses and train routes that offer easy and convenient travel to school.

We have school service coverage across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which includes McMaster University, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Centennial College, Durham College and more. 

Save 40% off as a teen or Post-Secondary student today with PRESTO - you don't need to be an Econ major to save on your next ride. 

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