GO Celebrates Diwali!

Date Updated: October 19, 2022

Happy Diwali from GO Transit!

Happy Diwali from GO Transit. GO train travelling at night lit up bright against a night sky.

May lights bring you home!

During the Festival of Lights, GO would like to wish you a joyous and memorable time with your friends & family. Celebrate this holiday by taking advantage of our Weekday Group or Weekend Pass to gather with your loved ones in-person. Enjoy our affordable and pleasant rides and may a bright new year with many blessings come along the way.

Plan your trip now and buy a GO Weekday Group or Weekend Pass to visit with family and friends. May Diwali be bright for you and yours.


Find the Right Fare for You

As you plan for in-person Diwali celebrations with loved ones, learn about our different GO Transit fares to make sure that you’re choosing the most convenient option for you - and taking advantage of the best savings! Don’t forget, kids 12 and under always ride free on all GO Trains and Buses!


Weekday Group Passes

With our new Weekday Group Passes, groups can get unlimited travel throughout the GO network for one low fare:

  • $30 for 2 people, $40 for 3 people, $50 for 4 people, and $60 for 5 people
  • Passes are valid for all-day travel on a weekday (Monday-Friday)
  • Perfect for outings with friends or when you’re playing ‘tour guide’ to your visiting family members!
  • Buy your pass online and activate it 5 minutes before your trip via your smartphone.

Buy your weekday group passes now!


One-Day Weekend Pass

If you’re heading out on a Saturday, Sunday, or statutory holiday, a One-Day Pass is perfect for affordable travel.

  • It’s only $10!
  • You get unlimited travel throughout the GO network.
  • Valid for all day, one-day travel on a Saturday, Sunday, or statutory holiday.
  • Day trips are easy and stress-free.
  • Buy your pass online and activate it 5 minutes before your trip via your smartphone.
  • NOTE: If using the One-Day Weekend Pass to go to Niagara Falls GO Station, the local WEGO bus connection is not included. If required, you will need to purchase a WEGO pass to be able to board the bus. Buy online now.

Buy your One-Day Weekend Pass now!


Weekend Pass

Do you like to fill your weekends full of fun activities? The Weekend Pass is made for you!

  • It’s only $15!
  • You get unlimited travel throughout the GO network.
  • Valid for travel all weekend long - including statutory holidays for those long weekends!
  • Pack in as much excitement as you can handle.
  • Buy your pass online and activate it 15 minutes before your trip via your smartphone.
  • NOTE: If using the Weekend Pass to go to Niagara Falls GO Station, the local WEGO bus connection is not included. If required, you will need to purchase a WEGO pass to be able to board the bus.

Buy your GO weekend pass now!


Diwali – The Festival of Lights

Diyas lit up in celebration of Diwali

Diwali (pronounced dee-wah-lee), or Deepawali, is one of the year’s biggest and most important holidays of Indian culture. The Festival, also known as the “Festival of Lights”, gets its name from the diyas (or clay lamps) that are lit inside and outside homes to symbolize the inner light, which protects them from spiritual darkness.

The days of observance of Diwali fall on October 22nd to 26th this year. Traditions include buying and sharing gifts with loved ones, attending temples or places of worship, lighting fireworks, and especially gathering with family and friends. Celebrators also like to decorate homes, temples and businesses by drawing special Rangoli patterns on the ground with a mixture of rice, flour, water and sometimes coloured powder.