You Don’t Need A Car To GO | Save Money With Weekend Passes

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The warm weather is here and it’s time for day trips and weekend getaways. Impress your date with concert tickets, hang out with friends at a game, or take special summer excursions with the kids. But you don’t need a car to GO! GO Transit can take you to Hamilton, Niagara, Barrie - even the airport for those longer trips. Whether you’re looking to ride roller coasters or cheer for your favourite team, when you travel with us you skip the stress of heavy traffic, rising gas prices, and impossible parking. GO makes it easy for you to plan affordable outings with our online Weekend Passes. At just $10 for unlimited GO travel on one day, or $15 for unlimited GO travel all weekend long, you can keep discovering new places! And, since kids aged 12 and under always ride free on GO, you can bring the whole family without breaking the bank.

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Weekend Passes

Our online Weekend Passes are your ticket to a perfect day trip or overnight getaway. Enjoy unlimited travel across the GO network for one low fare. You plan the trip, and we’ll take care of the driving! Buy yours today.

Here are the details:

  • A One-Day Weekend Pass gives you unlimited GO travel on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday for just $10.
  • A Weekend Pass gives you unlimited GO travel Saturday through Sunday, and holiday weekends for just $15.
  • Weekend Passes must be pre-purchased online. They are not available at GO stations or by using PRESTO.
  • After purchase, your online pass will be emailed to you. Using your smartphone, be sure to activate it 5 minutes before boarding.
  • Weekend Passes are only valid for use throughout the GO network. They are not available for use on UP Express.
  • Weekend Passes are non-refundable and not eligible for Service Guarantee.

GO E-Tickets

Why make travelling more complicated than it needs to be? GO Transit e-tickets allow you to get to your destination with the click of a few buttons. Purchase your tickets online and keep all the information you need on your smartphone. Our fare calculator will help you determine your trip's cost - depending on the distance you're travelling between fare zones. Buy your e-tickets now!

Here’s how to use them:

  • Buy your e-ticket online - no waiting in line! 
  • Choose a one-way ticket or purchase a return ticket with just one extra click.
  • When you complete your purchase, your e-ticket will be emailed to you.
  • Open the email using your smartphone and click on the link 5 minutes before boarding.
  • After 5 minutes, your e-ticket will be valid for travel.
  • Enjoy your ride!

Kids GO Free

Are you travelling with children? We know how important it is to keep family outings affordable. Kids aged 12 and under always ride free on all GO trains and buses!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Children do not require a ticket or PRESTO to travel on GO.
  • If a child transfers to or from another local transit service, they will only be eligible for the co-fare discount when they use a PRESTO card.
  • If children are travelling on trains during rush hour - Monday to Friday before 10 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 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.
  • We recommend that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult when travelling on GO Transit.
  • Children under 6 cannot travel alone.

You Don't Need a Car to GO to the Game

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Having your friends over for Game Day in the living room is fun, but it doesn’t match the excitement of screaming from the stands! GO can get you to all the games and give you the freedom to enjoy some drinks and avoid the aftergame traffic jam - all from just $10 with a GO Weekend Pass for unlimited travel for one day, or $15 for all weekend long. Afternoon games are great family outings and since kids 12 and under always ride free, you’ll save money and the headache of finding parking! Buy your Weekend Pass today.

Here’s how to get to the games:

Rogers Centre

  • Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station.
  • Head to the upper level of the station and follow the SkyWalk to the Rogers Centre.

BMO Field

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station, and then take a quick 2 minute walk south on Nova Scotia Ave.

Tim Horton’s Field

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to West Harbour GO Station, then connect to the HSR for a 20 minute bus ride.

Plan your trip today!

You Don't Need a Car to GO to the Show

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Whether you’re seeing your favourite band with friends or your significant other, or you’re taking the kids to sing along with their favourite children’s performer, GO can get you to the venue. Stressing over traffic and impossible parking shouldn’t be part of your concert experience. Let us take care of the driving while you focus on the music. GO service extends past 11 p.m. on many train lines, and bus service is available even later, so adult nights out are easy. GO Weekend Pass starts from just $10 for unlimited travel for one day, or $15 for all weekend long, which is cheaper than downtown parking. Kids 12 and under also ride for free. Riding with us just makes sense! Buy your Weekend Pass today.

Take GO to the shows:

Scotiabank Arena

  • Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station.
  • Follow the signs inside the station to head right into Scotiabank Arena without setting foot outside!

Roy Thomson Hall

  • Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station.
  • Exit the station and walk north west up University Ave. Turn left on Wellington St. W, and then right on Simcoe St. It will take you approximately 7 minutes.

Budweiser Stage

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station, and it’s an 11 minute walk south on Nova Scotia Ave.
  • Use the pedestrian bridge to cross over Lakeshore Blvd and into the Budweiser Stage grounds.

FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to Hamilton GO Centre or the GO Bus Route 16 from Union Station Bus Terminal to Hamilton GO Centre.
  • Connect to the HSR for a 9 minute bus ride, or take a 13 minute walk from the station to the FirstOntario Centre.

Plan your trip today!

You Don’t Need a Car to GO to the Rides

amusement parks

Summer is made for days filled with fun! Celebrate being young at heart and let GO take you on a day out with your friends or partner to one of our region’s fantastic amusement parks. Or take your family and make some fun memories while splashing down a water slide or screaming on a roller coaster with the kids. GO Weekend Passes will get you there without the stress of traffic and busy parking lots for only $10 for unlimited travel for one day, or $15 for all weekend long. And kids 12 and under ride free! Buy your Weekend Pass today.

This is how GO can get you to all the fun:

Canada’s Wonderland
New summer weekend GO service to Canada’s Wonderland: 

  • Starting June 25, some GO bus routes 47 and 52 trips will serve two new stops at Canada’s Wonderland and Major Mackenzie Dr. at Hwy 400 Park & Ride. This summer until the Labour Day weekend, on route 47, trips will run hourly in both directions on weekends, and on route 52, every two hours in both directions. GO buses will serve Canada’s Wonderland Terminal’s Platform 1.

  • Or take the Barrie line to Maple GO Station, and then connect to the YRT.

Wet n’ Wild Toronto (in Brampton)

  • Take the Kitchener line to Bramalea GO Station, and then connect to Brampton Transit.

Fantasy Fair

  • Take the Kitchener line to Malton GO Station, and then connect to MiWay.

Centreville

  • Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station.
  • Walk 10 minutes south on Bay St. to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and take the Centre Island Ferry.

Plan your trip today!

You Don’t Need a Car to GO to a Restaurant

Restaurant

The GTHA is home to some of the best food in the country. Renowned for its culinary talent and diversity, the region is filled with restaurants that offer food from all over the world. GO Transit can connect you and help you uncover the most popular restaurants but also local gems. All without having to worry about driving and everything else that comes along with a car. Like circling the block to find parking, or worrying about missing your reservation because you're stuck in traffic. And if you're looking to pair your meal with the perfect drink, that's not a problem. GO will get you home safely and a GO Weekend Pass makes it all affordable at just $10 for one-day travel, or $15 for travel all weekend. And when it comes to going out for a family dinner, the more the merrier because kids 12 and under ride for free. Buy your Weekend Pass today.

Take GO to a restaurant:

King Street West 

  • Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station.
  • Walk north up University Ave., and turn left onto King St. West or take the subway to St. Patrick TTC Station and the streetcar west across King St. 
  • Here you'll find a wide range of excellent restaurants between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St.

Hamilton’s ‘Restaurant Row’

  • Travel to Hamilton GO Centre on the Lakeshore West line train or on GO Bus Route 16 from the Union Station Bus Terminal.
  • Enjoy a variety of options packed within a short stretch of streets of King William St., between James St. N and John St. N.

Port Credit

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to Port Credit GO Station then walk south down Helene St. North to get to the Lakeshore.
  • Fantastic restaurants can be found on the Lakeshore between Hurontario St. and Stavebank Rd.

Liberty Village

  • Take the Lakeshore West line to Exhibition GO Station.
  • A 5-minute walk north up Atlantic Ave. will put you in the heart of Liberty Village, with delicious restaurants all around.

Plan your trip today!

You Don’t Need a Car to GO to the Airport

Airport

Did you know that the GO bus can get you to both Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports? Avoid parking or paying for an expensive airport taxi service. Keep your car at home and relax on the way to catch your flight – let the GO bus take you to the airport. Avoid the lines and travel with a GO e-ticket, and if you’re taking a family vacation, remember that kids 12 and under ride for free! Buy your GO e-ticket today.

Start your travel with GO:

Toronto Pearson International Airport

GO Bus Route 40 will take you to Pearson from:

  • Hamilton GO Centre
  • Burlington (Dundas & Hwy 407 Park & Ride)
  • Oakville Carpool Lot (Trafalgar Road @ Hwy 407 Park & Ride)
  • Square One GO Terminal
  • Dixie Transitway
  • Renforth Transitway
  • Hwy 407 Bus Terminal (connects to TTC subway)
  • Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

GO Bus Route 34 will take you to Pearson from:

  • Yorkdale Bus Terminal (connects to TTC subway)
  • Yonge St at Sheppard Ave (connects to TTC subway)
  • Finch Bus Terminal (connects to TTC subway)

Billy Bishop Airport

  • Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station.
  • Walk across the street to the Royal York Hotel and catch Porter Airlines’ free shuttle service to the airport ferry or tunnel. The shuttle picks up passengers every 15 minutes outside the western entrance of the hotel, on York St.

Plan your trip today!