How much does a Presto card cost in Toronto?

A new PRESTO card will cost $6. You can buy or load a PRESTO card online through the PRESTO website, through the app or in person at a Customer Service Outlet.

People ask also, is PRESTO cheaper than cash? Even though tickets, tokens, and PRESTO fares are all cheaper than cash singe fares, they require bundling and ancillary costs that eradicate any savings for a one- or two-time rider. … But even if it happens, you can at least take solace in the fact that it only costs you 25 cents extra.

Likewise, how much does a PRESTO card charge? The PRESTO card costs $6 and is non-refundable. This charge is collected by us to cover administrative fees for the cost of the card and using the system. When you buy or reload a card at a Shoppers Drug Mart or other in-person Customer Service Outlets, you must load at least $0.05.

Frequent question, can I pay for 2 people with Presto? Yes, PRESTO cards are transferable between riders. If you are using a card that has a Child, Youth or Senior fare type, you must also be eligible for any discounted fares set on the card. A child, youth or senior may use an adult’s PRESTO card to travel at full adult fare.

You asked, how do I put money on my Presto card?

  1. Through the PRESTO App.
  2. Online.
  3. Through our Chat feature (you must have set up a Saved Payment Method to load your card through Chat)
  4. In person at a Customer Service Outlet.
  5. At a Self-Serve Reload Machine.

Are Presto cards free?

As part of the Complimentary PRESTO Card Initiative, a free PRESTO card will be issued to people who do not already have the card, or might face challenges in purchasing one.

Do Presto cards expire?

PRESTO cards no longer expire, even if there is an expiry date shown on the card (you may continue to use your card even after any indicated expiry date).

Do I tap my Presto card when I get off the bus?

Once you’ve arrived, tap your card OFF to the Fare Payment Device as you exit the bus. The PRESTO system will debit or credit your card for the balance of that trip. If you forget to tap off, you will be charged to the end of that bus route, as PRESTO will not know where you got off.

Is PRESTO valid for 2 hours?

With PRESTO you get two hours to travel in any direction on the TTC with each payment. When you start your trip and tap your PRESTO card, your fare will be deducted and a two-hour transfer will automatically be applied to your card.

Can I load my Presto card at Shoppers?

in person at participating Shoppers Drug Mart stores, PRESTO self-serve machines or Fare Vending Machines in TTC and GO stations, through the PRESTO App, online at prestocard.ca or at the Transit Agency Customer Service Counters. … Up next: PRESTO fits your schedule! >

How do I pay for my PRESTO app?

Tap On. To start, tap on with your credit card, debit card or mobile wallet (phone or watch) on an UP Express PRESTO device. Be sure to take your card out of your wallet to avoid card clash and ensure there’s enough battery power on your phone or watch for your entire trip.

Can you claim Presto on your taxes?

If you have a My PRESTO Account, you may be able to claim the cost of transit trips under the Ontario Seniors Public Transit Tax Credit. Your Transit Usage Report provides up-to-date information about your transit use with PRESTO card for your records and tax purposes.

How do I use my Presto card in Toronto?

Can I tap Presto from my phone?

You can instantly load funds and transit passes in real-time using the PRESTO app, once you’ve signed in, using the “Load Now” option. For customers with NFC-enabled phones: you can load your funds or passes instantly by holding your PRESTO card against the back of your phone.

What happens if you forget to tap off?

If you do not tap on but do tap off at the end, you will be charged the default fare. If you tap on at the beginning and then forget to tap off at the end of your trip, you will be charged the default fare for an incomplete trip.

Do I have to tap off Presto TTC?

When using PRESTO on GO Transit, you must always Tap On and Tap Off. … When using PRESTO on the TTC, Hamilton Street Railway, Burlington Transit, Oakville Transit, MiWay, Brampton Transit, or Durham Region Transit you only need to Tap On as you board.

How long does it take to activate a PRESTO card?

Activate my PRESTO card It can take up to 24 hours to process your activation. During this time you won’t be able to use your card. After waiting 24 hours, you must tap on a PRESTO device within 30 days to complete the activation process. Travel with your PRESTO card and tap on a fare payment device to pay.

How can I charge my PRESTO card online?

Go to the official PRESTO App or prestocard.ca. Sign in to your online account and sign up for Autoload with a credit or debit card. Complete setting up Autoload by taking a regular trip with your PRESTO card, or by tapping your card on any PRESTO device.

How do I get a free PRESTO card?

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Toronto Public Library are providing complimentary PRESTO cards to people who do not yet have one or may face challenges in purchasing one. PRESTO cards are available at select Toronto Public Library branches, while quantities last.

How much is post secondary Presto?

The post-secondary monthly PRESTO card is available at PRESTO Fare Vending Machines, online or at Shoppers Drug Mart locations for $116.75.

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