Fare Discounts with PRESTO

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Each time you travel on GO, your fare is deducted from your PRESTO card and you receive automatic fare discounts of 15% or more based upon the number of trips you take within a calendar month. Learn more by calculating your fare.

 

Adult Fare with PRESTO - Save 15%+

You save with PRESTO whether you take a single trip or commute the entire month.

If you take the same GO trip each time you travel within a calendar month, your GO fare* will be: 

Presto details
Number of Trips Discount++

1 through 35

15.7% off**

36 to 40

88.3% off**

41 and more

100% off**

 

If you do not take the exact same trip each time you travel on GO within a calendar month, your first 35 rides on GO will be 15.7%** off the single-ride adult fare. For trips 36 and onwards, your discount will be based on the value of the trips you’ve taken that month.

 

Student Fare with PRESTO - Save 22%+

To receive a full-time student (ages 13+) discount with your PRESTO card, take your card to a GO Station Attendant or visit a Customer Service Outlet and have your card set to student.

Tuition. Books, Transit. All of it adds up, which is why post-secondary students get up to *22.5% off the full adult fare.


If you take the same GO trip each time you travel within a calendar month, your GO fare* will be: 

Presto details
Number of Trips Discount++

1 through 30

22.5% off**

31 to 40

95% off**

41 and more

100% off**

 

If you do not take the exact same trip each time you travel on GO within a calendar month, your first 30 rides on GO will be 22.5%** off the single-ride adult fare. For trips 31 and onwards, your discount will be based on the value of the trips you’ve taken that calendar month.

 

Senior Fare with PRESTO – Save 55%+

To receive a senior (ages 65+) discount with your PRESTO card, take your card to a GO Station Attendant or visit a Customer Service Outlet and have your card set to student or senior.

If you take the same GO trip each time you travel within a calendar month, your GO fare* will be: 

Presto details
Number of Trips Discount++

1 through 40

55% off**

41 and more

100% off**

 

If you do not take the exact same trip each time you travel on GO within a calendar month, your first 40 trips on GO will be 55%** off the single-ride adult fare. For trips 41 and onward, your discount will be based on the value of the trips you've taken that month.

Check out our Senior page for more information.

 

Child Fare - Free!

Children 12 years and under can ride for free on all GO trains and buses. They do not need to use a PRESTO card or purchase a paper ticket to travel on GO Transit.

If a child transfers to another transit service provider, PRESTO or cash fare may be required.

Discover more on our Kids GO Free page.

 

Transfer Discounts with Local Transit

If your GO station's parking lot is crowded, you may want to consider taking local transit. Many transit systems offer discounts for GO customers.

PRESTO automatically calculates your discount and applies it to your PRESTO account when you connect to/from GO Transit and your local transit service.

Did you know you can use your PRESTO card across 11 transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA) and Ottawa area? Here’s a list of transit agencies that our GO Trains and Buses connect with and how much it costs to transfer with PRESTO:

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* Fares and discount are estimated and subject to change.
++ Discount is based on direct routes with no transfers, off a single adult GO fare.
** Actual discount may be .1% lower due to rounding.


PRESTO Perk Discounts

You can go to the ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium and more, then save on admissions when you show your PRESTO card. Find out how you can show your PRESTO card to get discounts at some of Ontario’s top attractions.