How to buy a presto card in toronto?

Get your PRESTO card for $6, plus a minimum load of $0.05. Once received, activate your card and start tapping.

In this regard, how much is a Presto card? 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.

People ask also, is Presto card cheaper than tickets? 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.

Correspondingly, 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.

Additionally, 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).

What is PRESTO monthly pass?

Monthly transit pass You can load your PRESTO card with an Adult or Senior MiWay monthly pass. This is valid for unlimited travel on MiWay during a calendar month. Current month’s passes are available for the first 14 days of the month. Next month’s passes are available 14 days prior to the end of the month.

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.

Do I need to tap my PRESTO card twice?

When you tap on, the system deducts the default trip fare, so you don’t have to tap a second time when you get off at your default destination. This means even more time saved with PRESTO.

How long does it take for a PRESTO card to be activated?

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.

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.

What are the benefits of a PRESTO card?

PRESTO allows users to pay for their travel using an electronic fare card that replaces the need to use cash, tickets, tokens or passes on public transit. Creating a PRESTO account helps protect your card balance. If your card is ever lost or stolen, the money can be transferred to a replacement card.

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.

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.

Can I load my PRESTO card at Shoppers Drug Mart?

You can now buy and load PRESTO cards at more Shoppers Drug Mart locations. … Once complete, there will be nearly 400 additional Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the GTHA where commuters can buy, load, and set discounts on their PRESTO cards.

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.

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.

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.

How do I use my PRESTO card in Toronto?

Does Durham transit use PRESTO?

Using PRESTO ensures the best value and lowest fare for customers, offering a $10 savings for every 14 trips. Customers travelling on Durham Region Transit (DRT) can also download and use the new PRESTO E-Tickets app and save the $6 card fee.

How do students get PRESTO cards?

  1. Get a GO-approved student ID either through GO Transit or at your school.
  2. Pick up a re-loadable PRESTO card.
  3. For PRESTO, set up your card for student fares in order to get discounts.
  4. Remember to always travel with your GO-approved student ID and show it for fare inspection.

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