Kids riding on a GO Train

Kids GO Free!

Kids riding on a GO Train

Kids GO Free!

Kids GO Free!

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Calling All Parents!

We’re cooking up something fun for families that ride GO together.

Experience the magic of winter with hassle-free and budget-friendly family travel on GO Transit! It's the perfect season to encourage your little ones to stow away their screens and embark on a snowy adventure across the city aboard GO. Take some stress out of the holiday season, did you know that kids 12 and under ride FREE on all GO trains and buses.  Embrace the winter wonder with stress-free and affordable journeys for the whole family!

There are so many adventures to embark on for less, as parents and guadians can take advantage of some other fantastic savings on GO to really get the best bang for their buck. We also hope that with the new GO Toy Pass, kids' rides are even more enjoyable with their favourite toy along for the ride.

Families: Get ready to GO!

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Drive less and play more! Here’s some fun things that your family can do during your GO Train or Bus ride:

  • Bring along some games that are light and easy to pack such as cards or a small board game
  • Keep the kids entertained along your whole journey with special themed colouring pages, currently featuring GO bear having fun in the snow
  • Encourage your kids to look for interesting landmarks or animals during the ride
  • Save some money by bringing some snacks that you know your family can safely enjoy onboard our vehicles
  • Print out a map of your trip and count the stations to your destination and point out fun things along the way

Know before you GO

Just a few things to keep in mind before you travel:

  • Children do not require a ticket or PRESTO to travel
  • If children are travelling on trains during rush hour – Monday to Friday before 9:30 am and between 3:00 and 6:30 pm - we ask that they use the lower level. The upper level of all trains is designated as the Quiet Zone by Audible during rush hour
  • Kids 12 and under are also free on UP Express and TTC if you’re looking to extend your trip around Toronto or to the Pearson Airport
  • If a child transfers to or from another local transit service, they will only be eligible for the free transfer when they use a PRESTO card
  • Adults travelling with children can use PRESTO, or they can purchase one of the many fare options that's most suitable for them, including the GO Weekend Pass which provides unlimited travel on weekends from $10 per day.
  • If you plan on bringing a large group of kids, please call us at 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646) in advance so we can help accommodate your group
  • We recommend children under 12 are accompanied by an adult when travelling on GO Transit. Children under 6 cannot travel alone.
Plan your trip

GO Toy Pass!

Teddy Bear holding new GO Toy Pass

Between saving the universe, attending fancy tea parties or just going along for a ride, today’s toys are busier than ever. Now, not only do kids GO free, but their best friends do too with the FREE GO Toy Pass! This pass will have the toy’s photo and details, along with important GO safety messaging on the back of the card to ensure safe and fun adventures.

Remember not to leave the house without your GO Toy Pass when the next bestie journey begins on GO Transit! GO staff may politely ask to see if you are carrying your toy's "proof of payment" (and if you don't yet have a GO Toy Pass, they can help you secure one for free!)

Top attractions including PRESTO Perks Discounts

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Free rides mean more adventures to your favourite attractions! Show your PRESTO card and save at some of the top attractions for families with kids. Get out and embark on a day of fun with the family today!

Toronto Zoo

At the largest zoo in Canada, you’ll explore animal exhibits in seven geographical areas. From tigers to giraffes to grizzly bears, everyone in your family will find their favourite animal here. Together, you can learn how the Toronto Zoo is working to protect endangered species and their habitats. With PRESTO Perks, you’ll save 20% off regular admission rates!

Disney Immersive

At Immersive Disney Animation you won’t just see a whole new world, you’ll become part of it! Step inside your favorite Disney songs and stories - and see them come to life around you. From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, there is something for everyone. It’s magical! Save with an exclusive offer on tickets with PRESTO Perks.

Hockey Hall of Fame

If you’re a hockey-loving family, the Hockey Hall of Fame is the outing for you! You can get an up-close look at the original Stanley Cup, and kids (and adults) will love putting their stick skills to the test with the interactive exhibits like Goodyear Shoot Out, Shut Out, and NHLPA Game Time. You’ll save 20% off regular admission rates with PRESTO Perks!

Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls

Hundreds of tropical birds are waiting for you at Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls - the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary. Feed nectar to friendly lorikeets, and marvel at over 40 other species of birds from around the world. You can enjoy 20% off general admission rates with PRESTO Perks!

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, the dark and exciting Bat Cave — ancient and natural history comes alive at the Royal Ontario Museum! Kids will love the Hands-On Biodiversity Area and the Discovery Gallery. Save 15% off regular admission rates with PRESTO Perks! 

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in the region, and their permanent collection includes more than 10,000 works. The last Sunday of each month is Family Fun day, with hands-on activities and family-friendly tours offered. Best of all, you’ll get Buy One Get One Free on general admission with PRESTO Perks. Kids and students are always free and everyone can enjoy free admission on Thursdays.

There are many more options in and around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for that amazing family adventure with PRESTO Perks.

Find the Best Family Outings with GO Transit and PRESTO Perks
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Save with PRESTO Perks

Find out how and where you can show your PRESTO card to get discounts on some of Ontario's top attractions, through the PRESTO Perks program.