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Tap onto YRT with PRESTO

PRESTO is the smart card fare option for York Region Transit (YRT). With a PRESTO card, you won't have to worry about buying bus tickets, a paper monthly pass or having correct change to ride YRT.

In York Region, with a tap of your PRESTO card, your fare is deducted from your account. Just purchase, activate and register your card (optional), add money or a monthly pass to your card using one of several convenient options and you're on your way!

New PRESTO devices:
You may start seeing new PRESTO payment devices throughout the YRT system. For more information, visit the PRESTO website.


Get a PRESTO Card

Customers can purchase a PRESTO card online at prestocard.ca, on the PRESTO app or in-person at any YRT PRESTO fare agent. Visit our Where To Buy page to find the nearest PRESTO fare agent near you.

PRESTO cards can be purchased for $6.00, with a minimum $0.05 e-purse load if purchasing from a PRESTO fare agent, or a minimum $10.00 e-purse load if purchasing from prestocard.ca


Load your PRESTO Card

Load e-purse and monthly pass

Customers can load a money value (e-purse) or YRT monthly pass on their PRESTO card. This can be done online at prestocard.ca, on the PRESTO app or in-person at any Shoppers Drug Mart location in York Region or at a YRT PRESTO fare agent. Visit our Where To Buy page to find the nearest PRESTO fare agent near you.

YRT Adult, Youth, Child and Senior fares are available on the PRESTO card. Your fare concession (Youth/Senior/Child) must be set on your PRESTO card prior to travelling; this can be done at any Shoppers Drug Mart or PRESTO fare agent location. You must always travel with your valid proof of age.

Load e-purse at GO Stations

Customers can load a money value (e-purse) at GO Train Stations. Please note these locations have limited hours and do not have the capability to load YRT monthly passes. 

Additionally, some GO Transit and UP Express ticket vending machines have PRESTO self-service options. Visit the PRESTO card website for a list of locations.

Travellers may load or query a card at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. The GO Transit Ticket Vending Machine is located on Platform 10. Visit the PRESTO card website for more information

Self-serve options at TTC Stations

TTC subway stations have PRESTO self-service options and allow you to purchase adult PRESTO cards and load a money value (e-purse) with cash, debit or credit card. Visit the PRESTO card website for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I get a PRESTO card?

Customers can purchase a PRESTO card online at prestocard.ca, or in-person at any Shoppers Drug Mart location and at select YRT PRESTO fare agents. Visit our Where To Buy page to find the nearest PRESTO fare agent near you.

Where can I set or change my fare type (concession) for YRT Child, Youth or Senior fares?
This can be done at any Shoppers Drug Mart or PRESTO fare agent location. Visit our Where to Buy page to find your nearest location.
Does the Mobility On-Request service accept PRESTO?
Yes. All payment methods are accepted on all Mobility On-Request services (PRESTOYRT Pay appTransit app and exact cash).
Can I use my PRESTO card to pay for a companion?

Yes, on Local and Mobility On-Request services. To pay for additional passengers, tell the driver before you tap on. Additional adult epurse fare(s) will be deducted from your card balance.

For cross-boundary travel, companions must pay the full fare when transferring to other transit services.

Please note: this option is not available on Viva services.