TTC Fares

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Greenwood Subway Station Toronto. Image courtesy flickr.com/photos/melindasutton

The TTC is Toronto's public transit system, operating subways, streetcars, LRTs and buses throughout the city. There are a variety of ways to pay for a ride on the TTC and also a variety of price ranges depending on what fare category you belong to and how often you intend to ride.

TTC Fare Prices as of October 2017

Cash/Single Fare Purchase

TTC drivers don't carry change, so if you're boarding a bus or streetcar and you plan to pay using cash, you'll need to have exact change. If you're boarding the TTC through a subway station, you can pay a single fare to the collector in the ticket booth, who will be able to give you change if necessary. You can't use an automated entrance or turnstile if you're paying cash.

  • Adult/Post-Secondary Student: $3.25
  • Senior/Student: $2.10
  • Child: Free for those 12 and under

Tickets & Tokens

Buying a set of tickets or tokens will help you save over cash fares, and at subway stations tokens can be used in turnstiles and automated entrances to help you avoid long lines. Please note the TTC no longer produces adult tickets - only tokens are available. Students, seniors and children need to buy tickets to receive their discount.

  • Adult:  $9 for a minimum of three tokens
  • Senior/Student: $10.25 for a minimum of five tokens

Day Pass

Just as the name suggests, the TTC Day Pass allows you unlimited rides for one day. There are no discounted passes available for seniors or students, but on weekends and holidays the pass can be used by multiple people who are traveling together. Learn more about using a TTC Day Pass.

  • $12.50

Weekly Pass

A TTC Weekly Pass will get you unlimited travel* on the TTC from a Monday to the following Sunday. Next week's pass becomes available each Thursday at TTC collector booths. The weekly pass is transferable (meaning you can share it as long as one rider has exited the system before giving the pass to someone else to use), but seniors and students can only share with other seniors and students, since they'll need to show ID.

  • Adult: $43.75
  • Senior/Student: $34.75

Monthly Metropass

The monthly Metropass offers unlimited TTC travel* for a whole month, and is another transferable pass that can be shared with friends or family in the same fare category as you. If you plan to use a Metropass every month, you can sign up for the Metropass Discount Plan (MDP), which saves you even more money while adding the convenience of having next month's Metropass show up in your mailbox.

  • Adult: $146.25 for a regular Metropass or $134 using the MDP.
  • Senior/Student: $116.75 for a regular Metropass or $107 using the MDP.
  • There is also a Post-Seconday Student Metropass available for $116.75 (it is not available as part of the MDP).

PRESTO

The PRESTO payment method is in use at the majority of subway stations and on most buses, but the complete rollout is still underway. You can use PRESTO on streetcars, buses, including Wheel-Trans, and at, at least one entrance of every subway station. The PRESTO card is an electronic payment system wherein you purchase a card for $6, load it with a minimum of $10 and then tap it when you get on and off the bus or streetcar or enter or leave a subway station. 

  • Adult: $3
  • Senior/Student: $2.05

These are the most commonly used ways of paying TTC fares, but there are also GTA Weekly Passes, as well as extra fares or stickers for Downtown Express Routes. Learn more about TTC Fares and Passes on the official TTC website.