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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 monthly pass to your card using one of several convenient options and you're on your way!

Attention TTC customers in York Region: 
Currently, customers using TTC bus routes in York Region are advised not to use PRESTO, and to continue using paper tickets or passes, the GTA Weekly Pass or the YRT Pay app (cusomers may also pay for their YRT fare using a TTC token plus $0.75 supplement).
Starting August 26, PRESTO will be accepted on TTC bus routes in York Region.


Get a PRESTO Card

Customers can purchase a PRESTO card online at or in-person at select YRT PRESTO fare agents. 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 $10.00 e-purse load. 

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, in person at a YRT PRESTO event or at a YRT PRESTO fare media agent. Please note that only select PRESTO fare media agents can set concessions on your card (i.e. Child, Youth or Senior) or load a monthly pass.

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. 

Click on the links below for more details:

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.