You Don’t Need A Car To GO | Save Money With a Youth & Student Fare Discount

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Carving out time for friends, getting to your summer 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 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 recently increased the discount for our Youth & Post-Secondary Student fare from 22.5% to 40% off the full adult fare so it’s a great way to save. Whether you’re catching an exciting game or a concert, spending a fun day at an amusement park, or heading to the airport, you don’t need a car to GO!

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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 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. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up a reloadable PRESTO card at Shoppers Drug Mart, online, or at GO stations.
  • Show your student ID or a government-issued photo ID to set up the Youth fare on your PRESTO card at Union Station or a customer service outlet.
  • Always travel with your Canadian school-issued ID or government-issued photo ID and show it for fare inspection to prove your age and avoid fines. 

Post-Secondary Student Fare

All full-time post-secondary students are eligible for the discounted fare, regardless of age. This is how you set it up:


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

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Watching sports on a screen just doesn’t compare to cheering on your team from the stands. Grab your friends and join your fellow fans at the game! No need to stress about expensive parking or whether to have a drink - you can get there with GO! With your Youth or Post-Secondary Student fare discount, you’ll travel for 40% off the full adult fare when using PRESTO, making it more affordable to see all the sporting events! Get the details on how to sign up here.

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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Have you been missing live music? Summer is concert season, and it’s especially exciting when it’s been so long since you’ve attended one. Now is the time to see all your favourite bands, and GO is your ticket for easy travel to every venue. Forget about fighting traffic and finding parking - your Youth or Post-Secondary Student fare discount is 40% off the full adult fare and makes taking GO the easy and affordable choice. Get the details on how to sign up here.

You can enjoy a few drinks, knowing you have a safe ride home. GO service extends past 11 p.m. on many train lines, and bus service is available even later!

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 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

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It’s that time of year again to head on over to one of the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s amazing amusement parks! Have a blast with your friends or cozy up with your date on the carousel. Either way, transportation won’t be a problem when you take GO Transit and you use your Youth or Post-Secondary Student fare discount. You’ll enjoy 40% off the full adult fare with PRESTO and you won’t need to bother with overcrowded parking lots. Get the details on how to sign up here.

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!