TTC fares posted at point of purchase are final

Buses or streetcars - You need a ticket, token, pass, transfer, PRESTO card or exact cash. Operators do not sell fares or carry change.

Subway - There is a collector booth located at every station, except Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West and Wilson, where you pay your fare, purchase tickets, tokens and passes (Downtown Express and GTA Weekly Pass). Fare agents accept cash, debit or credit cards.

Customer Service Agents are available at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West and Wilson to answer your questions and show you how and where to purchase your fares.

Proof of age

Proof of age or photo ID must be shown when paying your fare:

  • Post-Secondary Students must show a Post-Secondary Photo ID along with a Post-Secondary Metropass;
  • Students between 13 and 15 years of age, no identification is required;
  • Students between 16 and 19 years old, need to carry appropriate identification such as High School photo ID or Government issued photo ID e.g. Drivers Licence or Ontario Photo Card;
  • Seniors, 65 years of age or over, may show a TTC Senior Photo ID, a Driver's Licence or an Ontario Photo Card;
  • Children, 12 and under, may be required to show a TTC Proof of Age card.

The TTC Photo ID Facility is located at Sherbourne subway station.

Where to buy your fare

You can buy tickets, tokens, or passes at Subway Station Collector Booths. You can also purchase fares at any of our fare seller locations.

Gateway Newstands in TTC subway stations sell pre-loaded PRESTO cards. The cards cost $20, which includes the $6 fee.

PRESTO cards can also be purchased online at prestocard.ca or from select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

To set a senior or student fare type on your card you must visit a select Shoppers Drug Mart location that sells PRESTO or go to the TTC’s Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge Street.

PRESTO Fare Vending Machines

PRESTO Fare Vending Machines are located at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West and Wilson.

These machines dispense adult PRESTO cards. You can check your balance, load an adult TTC Monthly Pass or load money to your PRESTO card at this machine.

To set a student or senior fare type on your card you must visit a select Shoppers Drug Mart location that sells PRESTO or go to the TTC’s Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge Street.

Self-Serve Reload Machines

Self-Serve Reload Machines are available at select TTC subway stations. You can use these machines to load money onto your PRESTO card or check your balance.

When to buy your fare

Tickets, Tokens and the Day Pass can be purchased at any time.

Monthly passes (includes Adult, Post-Secondary and Senior/ Student Metropass, and the Downtown Express Monthly Sticker): on sale from the 24th day of the month prior, until the fourth business day of the month for which the pass will be used (available until the 15th of the month at Davisville and Bloor-Yonge stations).

Adult and senior TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO can be purchased online at prestocard.ca or from Shoppers Drug Mart locations from the 24th day of the month prior, until the fifth business day of the month for which the pass will be used.

Weekly passes (includes Adult and Senior/Student Weekly Pass, and the GTA Weekly Pass): on sale from the previous Thursday, until the Tuesday of the week for which the pass will be used.