Avoid the Lines and Buy Your Tickets & Passes Online
Avoid the hassle of waiting in line and keep your GO Transit ticket purchase completely contactless. Feel good about saving paper because e-tickets are not printed. There’s need to worry about losing or forgetting tickets because you can access them any time on your smartphone. It’s so easy and convenient!
* Must pre-purchase tickets online. Available on smartphones only. Not available at station.
Single one-way tickets are valid for one time travel from a starting location to a specified destination, with no stopovers in between. Select your ‘to’ and ‘from’ stops when you purchase your e-ticket.
Return Trip Tickets
If you are planning to return to your starting point, you can purchase a return ticket with just one extra click! Return tickets are valid for up to one year from the date of purchase.
Weekend Day Passes
GO Transit is now offering flat rate passes on weekends! The Weekend Day pass is valid for unlimited travel across the GO Transit network, with as many stopovers as you like, on a single Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. These passes are only available to purchase online. Use your smartphone as your ticket to great weekend fun!
The Weekend Pass is also a flat rate pass. It allows unlimited travel across the GO Transit network for an entire weekend - Saturday, Sunday, and any adjoining holiday. It’s the perfect pass to use for a weekend away, and it also allows you to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you need. This pass must be purchased online and used with your smartphone.
For example: with a pass purchased between Oshawa and Burlington you can board a train at Oshawa, get off at Rouge Hill, board again at Rouge Hill, get off at Burlington, then travel back to Oshawa. The options are endless.
Fares and Pass Pricing
Adult tickets are valid for travellers aged 13-64.
Senior tickets, for those aged 65+, are half the price of Adult tickets.
Weekend Day passes are $10 for unlimited one day travel for each rider aged 13+. Weekend passes are $15 for unlimited weekend travel for each rider aged 13+.
Enjoy the Convenience of GO Digital Tickets & Passes
Purchasing Your Ticket
Purchase your e-tickets and passes online before you ride. Simply select your starting point and your destination, the number of tickets or passes, and whether it’s a one-way or return trip.
You can also purchase e-tickets and passes for other people. Add their email addresses when making your purchase and the e-tickets will be sent directly to them, and an invoice will be sent to you. E-tickets make great gifts for family and friends!
Once the online purchase is complete, you will receive an email that contains individual links for each e-ticket purchased. Click on a link only when you are ready to activate it.
Use Your Smartphone to Activate & Validate Tickets
Using your e-ticket is easy. Follow these steps and note that you MUST use a smartphone - a printed e-ticket or pass is not valid for travel.
- Use your smartphone with a data or Wi-Fi connection to open the confirmation email you received at the time of purchase and access your e-ticket link(s).
- Click on the link that corresponds with your trip to access and then activate your e-ticket.
- After a 5 minute window your ticket will be valid for travel.
* Please keep in mind that it takes 5 minutes to activate a ticket in our system, and that at the time of fare inspection you must be connected to a data or Wi-Fi network.
Ticket & Pass Activation Window
As with paper tickets, once an e-ticket link has been activated, it is valid for 4 hours.
Passes are valid during service hours on the day of activation or as otherwise stated.
Valid for 1 Year From Purchase
E-tickets that have not been activated are valid for up to a year from purchase.
Ticket & Pass Refunds
E-tickets are not refundable and have no redeemable cash value. The GO Train Service Guarantee Policy applies to e-tickets, however, it does not apply to special promotions or passes such as Weekend Passes. To request a credit associated with an e-ticket, contact GO Transit Customer Service.