Types of Machines

What Do PRESTO Machines Look Like?

Now that you have your PRESTO card, knowing how to use these machines makes paying with PRESTO easier and faster.

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New PRESTO Devices at Stations

New PRESTO devices are now available at a GO Station near you! Using these machines, you can pay your fare and check your balance, with increased reliability & accessibility improvements. Press the “mode” button to the left of the screen to check your balance, override a default trip or reverse a tap.  Don’t tap your wallet or purse on the device – just your PRESTO card. Remember, you'll need to tap off at the end of each trip, unless you have set a default trip on your card.

PRESTO device on-board GO Bus

New PRESTO Devices On-board Bus

New PRESTO devices are being installed on all GO Buses too! They are easier to read, faster and more reliable. Just tap your PRESTO card when you board and exit the bus, and remember to take your card out of your wallet or purse before you tap.

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Self-Serve Reload

Use a Self-Serve Reload machine to instantly load money onto your PRESTO card with a credit or debit card. You also can check your balance or transaction history, and complete online activities such as Autoload or registration. These machines are located in the York Concourse and Teamways, Bloor and Weston GO Stations, Pearson Airport, and all TTC stations. They also offer audio support for the visually impaired via headphone jack. For more detail, check out the PRESTO website.

Ticket vending machine (TVM)

Ticket Vending Machines

At TVMs you can instantly load funds with cash, debit or credit card. Select TVMs also sell PRESTO cards. You can check your balance, transaction history and fare type. Cards purchased at TVMs are automatically set as an adult fare type but can be changed by any station ambassador or at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations. You can also settle overdraft or missed tap off charges, and activate Autoload or an online registration. For additional information, visit the PRESTO website.


Now that you know how to use the PRESTO machines, learn to pay your GO fare easily and quickly. Click here to learn more about your PRESTO account & loading your card.