Using the GO train in Toronto is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand it is SO MUCH FASTER than the TTC for getting across town. The only issue with this is that it can cost you more than twice as much money depending on where you’re traveling to in the city.
Which is of course no fun, no one wants to pay more money to go to the exact same place that another transit system can take you to for cheaper.
But that is all set to change in the not too distant future. If you live in the city your GO trips are about to get really cheap.
How cheap you ask? How about $3 a ride, the same a ride on TTC if you use Presto.
The price will come into effect in 2019 and only be available to Presto users, so if you don’t have a card yet you may want to invest in that.
The $3 price will also apply to the UP Express but only for the stations of Union, Bloor and Weston — not Pearson airport, which is a bit of a bummer but hey at least you’ll save pretty much everywhere else.
Unfortunately, these rules only apply within the city limits with rides of 10 km or less.
So if you live outside the city this won’t really help you. Sorry guys.
If you switch from the GO to the TTC or the transit systems of York, Durham, Brampton and Mississauga you’ll have to pay a $1.50 transfer fee, but hey that’s a lot cheaper than paying the full price.
So at this time next year you could soon be zipping around town on the GO train for the same cost as the subway, bus or streetcar.