News release

MiWay Fare and PRESTO Update

City services | April 4, 2019

MiWay fares are changing effective May 1, 2019. Customers will see a small increase on all MiWay fares besides the cash fare. Children and youth fares were last increased in 2009.

“We continue to invest in providing MiWay customers with efficient, reliable and accessible transit,”

said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “Fare increases help us to offset necessary service improvements such as building stronger transit corridors, adding off-peak service hours and to manage the rising costs of doing business which includes higher Presto operating fees and maintaining our buses.”

MiWay’s new fares for 2019:

Fare Item
New Fare
Cash Fare $3.75 No change
Child PRESTO Single Fare $1.75 $0.10 increase
Youth PRESTO Single Fare $2.35 $0.10 increase
Adult PRESTO Single Fare $3.10 $0.10 increase
Adult PRESTO Monthly Pass $135 $5 increase
Senior PRESTO Single Fare $2.10 $0.10 increase
Senior PRESTO Monthly Pass $65   $4 increase

Transition to PRESTO

In addition, MiWay is continuing to encourage a transition to PRESTO as the main method of payment. Effective May 1, MiWay will no longer sell tickets at the City Centre Transit Terminal or through ticket agents. PRESTO Service Locations – where you can buy a PRESTO card or load funds – are now available across the Greater Toronto Area, including 29 Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Mississauga.

Marinoff added, “This is both a business decision and the natural result of how the transit sector is evolving. Most of our customers are already using PRESTO when taking MiWay. It is the easiest and most convenient way to pay a fare – you can load your card through the PRESTO website, using the new PRESTO app, or anywhere PRESTO is sold, then tap and ride.”

MiWay tickets are not refundable. However, any customers who still have tickets will be able to use them until December 31, 2019.

The Senior $1 cash fare will be available an hour earlier on weekday mornings. Seniors will be able to ride MiWay for $1 cash from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For more information on MiWay fares, visit

Visit MiWay’s Trip Planner to plan your travel and get real time trip updates on when your next bus will arrive or call 905.615.INFO (4636) for assistance.


Media contact:

Leslyn V. Johnson
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905.615.3200, ext. 3278
TTY: 905.896.5151