News release

Most MiWay Fares Frozen – Changes Take Effect January 30

City services | January 24, 2017

Starting on January 30, 2017 most MiWay fares will remain at 2016 rates, with the exception of adult and senior tickets.

In addition, on May 1, the PRESTO single fare for post-secondary students will increase to $3 from $2.85, the same rate as the adult fare, which aligns with neighbouring transit systems.

“MiWay understands the importance of providing affordable transit, while at the same time making modest fare changes to offset costs,” said Patrick Phaneuf, Acting Transit Director. “Transit growth depends on attracting new riders to the system. To do so, requires continued investment to increase service levels, frequency and to operate and maintain the Mississauga Transitway – the city’s east-west dedicated bus corridor.

“Almost 60 per cent of MiWay’s fare revenue is through PRESTO and we continue to encourage this transition to PRESTO,” added Phaneuf. “It is less expensive for MiWay customers to use PRESTO to pay for their fare rather than a regular cash fare or a ticket.”

Fare Item New Fare:
Effective January 30, 2017
Increase/Change to Fare
Adult Ten Tickets $31 $1 increase
Adult Five Tickets $15.50 $0.50 increase
Senior Ten Tickets $21 $1 increase
Senior Five Tickets  $10.50 $0.50 increase
Fare Item New Fare:
Effective May 1, 2017
Increase/Change to Fare
Post-Secondary PRESTO
Single Fare
$3 $0.15 increase
* $1 Senior cash fare in effect during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays until the results of the Affordable Transportation Pilot Program are available in Spring 2017. See MiWay Senior Fares for more information.

Fare Change Details:

  • Cash fares will remain frozen at the 2015 rate of $3.50
  • Child (age six to 12) and youth (age 13 to 19) fares will remain the same. Rates are frozen at the 2009 rate
  • PRESTO single fare frozen for adult ($3) and senior ($2)
  • PRESTO monthly pass frozen for adult ($130) and Senior ($61)
  • On January 1, 2017, the GTA Weekly Pass increased to $63 from $61 due to a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) fare increase.

For more information on MiWay fares, visit

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