Toronto Transit Commission rolls out debit and credit card payments

Source: TTC

The TTC is reminding customers that starting tomorrow, Tues., Aug. 15, adult single use fares can be paid for at subway station fare gates, and on board all streetcars, buses and Wheel-Trans vehicles, with the tap of a debit or credit card, including with cards on a smartphone or smartwatch.


More than 8,700 PRESTO card readers have been upgraded to accept debit and credit cards, giving customers more choice and convenience when they travel. Already, more than 59,000 rides have been paid for with a debit or credit card, after PRESTO card readers at fare gates and on some surface vehicles began accepting contactless payments last week.


The debit and credit card fare is $3.30, the same as an adult single use PRESTO fare. A two-hour free transfer period also applies, provided the same card is tapped during the two-hour window.


Customers who tap-on with a debit, credit or PRESTO card do not need a paper transfer. The same card used to tap-on should be presented to a TTC Fare Inspector when asked for proof-of-payment.


Those who qualify for concession fares should continue using a PRESTO card that has been set to deduct a youth, senior or Fair Pass Discount Program fare. As always, children 12 years of age or younger ride for free.

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