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Here's How Much TTC Fares Are In 2022 & Who Gets A Discount

Your guide to paying for Toronto transit.

Toronto Staff Writer
Streetcars in Toronto. Right: A Presto machine

Streetcars in Toronto. Right: A Presto machine

Like a lot of things in Toronto, TTC fares are constantly changing. Even the way people pay to get on transit evolves every couple of years. So, staying up-to-date can be tricky.

For example, commuters paid a standard fare of $3.20 throughout 2020-2021, partly due to a prize freeze in the latter year. But, things are slightly higher now, and if you're someone who relies on transit, even just a 1 or 2 cent increase can impact how your savings look like at the end of the month.

To keep you in the loop, we thought we'd answer some of the most common questions people have about taking the TTC.

How much is TTC fare in 2022?

If you're paying cash, a standard TTC fare in 2022 will cost you $3.25 and you'll need exact change to pay your way. However, anyone paying via Presto card gets a slight discount.

And, thanks to the city's Fair Pass Transit Discount Program riders with a lower family income can now qualified to get 33% off single adult fares which if utilized would cost $2.10.

How much is the student TTC fare?

Individuals enrolled in a full-time degree or diploma program in a recognized institution in Toronto can obtain a monthly pass for $128.15 instead of the standard $156.00.

However, you will need to set a concession on your Presto card to obtain the post-secondary discount, which requirestaking it to a Shoppers Drug Mart or the TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station.

You'll also need to bring your student card with you as proof, otherwise your card's setting won't be changed.

How much is the Presto fare on the TTC?

An adult who pays with a Presto card will be charged $3.20, with seniors and youths also paying a slightly discounted $2.25.

This option automatically gives you a two-hour transfer that allows you to enter and exit the TTC as much as you'd like within that period.

How much is the TTC bus fare?

If you pay by cash, your TTC bus fare will cost you the same as a streetcar or subway, $3.25. However, individuals who use a Presto card will only be charged $3.20.

Although, it's worth noting that if you want to pay with pocket change, you'll need to make sure you have the exact amount.

How much is the TTC fare for seniors?

Seniors, people who are 65 years or older, pay a slightly discounted $2.30 for fares paid in cash and $2.25 if they use a Presto card.

You'll need to present identification to TTC staff upon request to ensure you collect this discount. Here's what qualifies:

  • TTC Senior's Photo ID
  • Ontario photo card
  • Government-issued photo ID

Hopefully, this guide helps you narrow in on how exactly the TTC's payment scheme breaks down at its nuts and bolts.

    Patrick John Gilson
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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