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We’re upgrading the PRESTO devices on our buses, so you may notice that they look different when you are tapping on to pay your fare.

Many of our devices are now almost 10 years old, so we’re replacing them with upgraded ones. The devices have a new look, including larger screens, but the new devices are designed to process one card at a time, so make sure you’re tapping only your PRESTO card against the reader (not your entire wallet filled with cards) to pay your fare.

Learn more about the new PRESTO devices here.

Your PRESTO card works in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa area. You can buy a PRESTO card from a Customer Service Outlet located at:

  • City Centre Transit Terminal
  • Select Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • GO Transit stations and terminals
  • TTC subway stations
  • Mississauga Community Centres *All Mississauga Community Centres are currently closed due to COVID-19.

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.

You can set your fare type to youth or senior if you buy your card in person at a Customer Service Outlet.

You can preload a MiWay monthly pass onto your PRESTO card or load funds to your PRESTO card to pay a single fare. When you load funds onto your PRESTO card online, it may take up to 24 hours to show up on your account.

Registering your PRESTO card

You can register your PRESTO card online to get balance recovery, overdraft trip, autoload funds or auto renew your monthly pass.

Using PRESTO on the bus

Tap your card on the PRESTO card reader when you board the bus. Your transfer is active for two hours from when you first tap your card on the bus.

Using the PRESTO app

Use the official PRESTO app to load funds instantly and manage your card anytime, anywhere. You can download the PRESTO app on Android or iOS. Log in with your existing My PRESTO Account or your card number to get started.

PRESTO Loyalty Program

Once you pay for 12 rides during any one week (Monday to Sunday) using your PRESTO card, you can ride free on MiWay for the remainder of the week.

Note: Fares paid on other transit services and discounted GO co-fare payments do not count toward this program. Transfers do not count as additional paid fares.

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