Fare Information

A passenger in a station walks past a ticketing machine and 2 Presto card machines.

 

How GO Fares Work

Your GO Fare is based on whether you’re an adult, child, senior, or student and the distance you’re travelling between two specified points called fare zones.

To pay your fare, you can buy a ticket or pass or use your PRESTO card. You use the same ticket or pass whether you take a GO train, a GO bus, or a combination of both for your trip. You can calculate the fare for your trip here.

Where to Buy Tickets and Passes

You can buy tickets, group passes, and day passes at the ticket counter or ticket vending machine at your station.

Buy or load your PRESTO card at any GO or UP Express ticket counter, at select ticket vending machines across our system, PRESTO Self-Serve Reload machines, online at prestocard.ca, at customer service outlets, and at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations. You can learn more about PRESTO here.

Tips:

  • Tap your PRESTO card before you board the train or bus and be sure to tap off. Learn about setting a default to your card so you don’t have to tap off when you get off the train.
  • Keep your ticket, pass, or PRESTO card handy for fare inspection while you ride the train.
  • Buy your ticket before you board the bus and show it to your driver.

*Ticket vending machines at Long Branch, West Harbour, Oshawa Bus Terminal, Mimico, and one machine at Bloor, do not accept cash.

Single-Ride Ticket

A single-ride ticket lets you travel one-way between two specified fare zones. This type of ticket is for:

  • Continuous travel only—no stopovers.
  • Trips that start within four hours of the time a ticket is purchased.

Day Pass

A day pass gives you unlimited travel for one day between two specified fare zones. For example, if you want to make a return trip, then you buy a day pass. A day pass is:

  • Equivalent to buying two one-way fares within the same fare zone.
  • Valid on the day of purchase only; cannot be purchased in advance.

Via Rail

To make extended travel easier, VIA Rail passengers can purchase a ticket for most connecting VIA and GO train trips at select VIA stations, online at VIA Rail, or by calling 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245).

Ticket Types

The information below is about buying a GO ticket or pass. If you’re using PRESTO, visit our PRESTO page to learn more.

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Adult

13 to 64 years of age

Single-Ride

Day Pass

Senior

65 years or over

Single-Ride

Day Pass

Senior single-ride fare is half the adult single-ride fare. There are no discounts for a Day Pass.

Child

6 to 12 years of age

Single-Ride

Day Pass

Child single-ride fare is half the adult single-ride fare. There are no discounts for a Day Pass.

One child who is 1 to 5 years of age may ride free with an accompanying adult. Any additional children traveling with the same adult must pay the child fare.

Student

Elementary, junior high or middle school, and secondary school students with a valid Canadian school-issued ID

PRESTO

Students must see a station attendant to have a “Student” setting added to their card, along with the expiry date for that setting.

Students must travel with and show their school-issued ID card for fare inspections.

Student settings for the 2017 to 2018 school year expire on October 31, 2018. Learn more about getting and using a Student ID.
Learn more about getting and using Student ID.

Post-Secondary Student
Full-time Canadian university and college students (excluding online courses/institutions)

PRESTO

Students must see a station attendant to have a “Student” setting added to their card, along with the expiry date for that setting.
Students must carry GO approved Student ID to show for fare inspections. Student settings for the 2017 to 2018 school year expire on October 31, 2018.
Learn more about getting and using Student ID.

Group

Maximum of five people travelling together. At least one, but not more than two, members of the group must be aged 18 or over. Members of the group do not have to be related.

Group Pass (Valid on day of travel only)

Unlimited travel on one day between two specified fare zones.

Group Pass customers won’t be eligible for discounts on local transit to and from GO stations and terminals.

Children’s Group

A group of 20 or more elementary school children (up to and including Grade 8)

Children’s Group Ticket (Valid on day of travel only)

Contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange, if space is available.

Must be purchased on the day of travel, at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Each child in the group will be charged the child fare (half the adult fare). All adults accompanying the group will pay the normal adult fare.

Large Group

15 or more people who are travelling on GO together

  • Single-Ride
  • Day Pass

Contact us at least 24 hours in advance to arrange, if space is available.

Single-Ride tickets or Day Passes are sold on the day of travel only, and groups must be at the station at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Support Person

An attendant who travels with a passenger with a disability

  • Single-Ride
  • Day Pass
  • Presto

Buy your ticket at the ticket counter and your support person can get a Support Person ticket. If you use PRESTO, ask for a Support Person sticker to be put on your card at the ticket counter.

 

GO Train Service Guarantee

We promise to do our best to be on time; however, sometimes delays happen. If your train arrival is delayed by 15 minutes or more, we want to credit what you paid for the trip. Some conditions apply.

Visit our Service Guarantee page for more information or to make a claim.

Discounts with Local Transit

Visit our Getting to GO page to learn more about the discounts available on many local transit systems we connect with.

Public Transit Tax Credit

You may be eligible for a tax credit. For more information about PRESTO and the public transit tax credit, visit prestocard.ca.