Learn how to use your PRESTO card to make your journey as smooth as possible. For more information, watch the What is a PRESTO card? video.

Load your card

Load Your Card

You can load your PRESTO card using the PRESTO App, at Shoppers Drug Mart, at Customer Service Outletsonline, or through our Chat feature.

Load your card instantly at PRESTO self-serve machines in every GO Transit station and every TTC station, Shoppers Drug Mart locations and other Customer Service Outlets.

Tap your card

Tap Your Card

Once you’ve loaded funds or a transit pass, tap your card when entering a station, boarding a vehicle and transferring.

For some transit services, like GO Transit, UP Express and TTC buses that cross into Mississauga and York region, you have to tap when you get off as well. See specific transit agency for details below.

Manage and Protect your balance

Manage and Protect Your Balance

Create a My PRESTO Account and add up to 10 PRESTO cards to manage them.If your card is ever lost or stolen, your funds are protected.

You can also review your card activity and set up Autoload and Autorenew to have funds or transit passes automatically added to your card.

Get the PRESTO App

The PRESTO App can keep you connected to your balance and much more. The app lets you load your card instantly..

Tap on with PRESTO for regional travel

With a PRESTO card you have the freedom to travel across 11 different transit agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Ottawa. No matter which transit agency you use, you always pay the lowest fare with PRESTO.

Choose your transit system below for specific information about PRESTO.

How to set a Child, Youth, or Senior PRESTO Fare Type

To set your fare type to your PRESTO card, visit a participating Shoppers Drug Mart location or one of your transit agency's Customer Service Outlets. Visit your local transit agency's website for specific fare and eligibility information.

Fare Type Eligibility


6-12 years of age (inclusive)
Proof of age required


13-19 years of age (inclusive)
Photo ID with date of birth required

Post-secondary student

Enrolled as a full-time student
Proof of enrollment (student card) required


Default fare type


65 years of age or older
Photo ID with date of birth required

Set Language Preferences

Your PRESTO card can be set to either English or French. Your language setting will determine the display language shown on PRESTO devices when you tap. You can visit a Customer Service Outlet to change your card's language setting.