Transfers

You can use PRESTO or a paper transfer to transfer between different buses on MiWay, or to transfer to public transit in neighbouring cities.

If you’re using a PRESTO card, your transfer expires two hours after you first tap on the bus. Tap your card each time you board a bus. The transfer will be automatically issued to your PRESTO card.

If you’re paying your bus fare in cash, you can get a paper transfer. Paper transfers are valid for two hours. Show your transfer to the operator each time you board a bus. If you lose your transfer, it will not be reissued.

If there’s time remaining on your MiWay transfer, you can use it on following transit systems:

GO Transit Co-fare

Enjoy free travel on MiWay when you connect with GO Transit using your PRESTO card.

If you start your trip on a MiWay bus and transfer to a GO train or GO bus, the fare you pay for your MiWay trip will be reimbursed in full onto your PRESTO card when you tap it at a GO Station or on a GO bus. If you are transferring from a GO train or GO bus to a MiWay bus, then a MiWay fare won’t be deducted when you tap on with your PRESTO card within the transfer period.

If you start your trip on a MiWay bus, your transfer will be active for two hours from when you first tap your PRESTO card. If you start your trip on a GO train or GO bus, your transfer will be active for three hours from when you first tap your PRESTO card.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

In Toronto, westbound MiWay buses can only pick up customers at on-street, TTC bus stops – drop offs are not allowed.

In Toronto, eastbound MiWay buses can only drop off customers at on-street, TTC bus stops – pick ups are not allowed.

However, there are two exceptions to this policy:

Exception 1: Route 26 – Burnhamthorpe buses are allowed to drop off and pick up passengers at on-street bus stops between Islington Subway Station and the Kipling Bus Terminal in Toronto at the following eastbound stops:

  • 9000 Islington Subway
  • 0310 Bloor St at Green Lanes
  • 9013 Bloor St at Resurrection Rd
  • 0811 Dundas St at Aukland Rd
  • 9015 Dundas St at Acorn Ave

Route 26 – Burnhamthorpe can pick up and drop off passengers at the following westbound stops between Islington Subway Station and the Kipling Bus Terminal:

  • 9006 Dundas St at Acorn Ave
  • 9007 Dundas St at Aukland Rd
  • 9046 Bloor St at Resurrection Rd
  • 9047 Bloor St at Green Lanes
  • 9048 Islington Ave at Bloor St

Exception 2: Continuous Trips – If a customer starts their trip in Mississauga on a MiWay bus (e.g. Route 11 Westwood South), then transfers in Toronto onto another MiWay bus (e.g. Route 1 Dundas West) and needs to get off at a TTC bus stop, this is allowed because it is considered a continuous trip.

If a customer pays with cash or a special purpose ticket they should ask for a printed transfer and let the Transit Operator know in advance that they are on a continuous trip from Mississauga and will need to get off at a TTC bus stop to transfer to a MiWay route in Toronto.