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:
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.
PRESTO Monthly Passes are available 14 days before and after the start of a month and are valid for unlimited travel on MiWay during a calendar month.
You can load funds on your PRESTO card with the new Self-Serve Reload Machine at:
City Centre Transit Terminal: Located outside the terminal building near Platform H and inside the terminal near the west doors and on the lower level.
Use either a debit or credit card to add ePurse funds instantly to your PRESTO card. You can also check your card balance and transaction history.
You can register your PRESTO card online to get balance recovery, overdraft trip, autoload funds or auto renew your monthly pass.
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. The 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.
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.
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.