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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!

Attention TTC customers in York Region: 
PRESTO is now accepted on TTC bus routes operating in York Region. 
Please note: The TTC limited-use PRESTO ticket is not accepted as a YRT fare on TTC buses in York Region.

Get a PRESTO Card

Customers can purchase a PRESTO card online at 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

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 or in-person at any Shoppers Drug Mart location in York Region or at select YRT PRESTO fare agents. 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, and you must always travel with your valid high school student identification or 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. Click here 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. Click here 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. Click here for more information.