PRESTO Devices and How to Use Them

Fare Payment Device

Located on all surface vehicle (streetcars and buses) entrances and on a PRESTO-enabled subway station turnstile in select subway station entrances.

As you enter, tap your card against the device to pay for your ride. Your PRESTO card acts as your Proof-of-Payment (POP) after tapping to board.

If you are transferring to another vehicle or route that complies with the TTC’s transfer guidelines, you can simply tap your card on the connecting fare payment device to complete your transfer, and you will not be charged a new fare.

Fare Payment Device

Fares & Transfers Machine

Located on board new streetcars.

If you are not traveling with a PRESTO card, you can use this machine to pay your fare with tokens and cash, and receive a paper POP. Otherwise, your PRESTO card acts as your POP.

Fares & Transfers Machine


Self-Serve Reload Machines

Located at select subway stations.

Add funds to your PRESTO card by using a credit or debit card, activate a new PRESTO card and check balance and transaction history.

Follow the steps below to use the Self-Serve Reload Machine:

  1. Insert your PRESTO card
  2. Select “Load e-Purse”
  3. Select the amount you want to add
  4. Tap/insert your debit or credit card
  5. Remove your PRESTO card to complete the transaction
Self-Serve Reload Machine

Fare Vending Machines

Our new and easy-to-use Fare Vending Machines can be found at all TTC subway stations.

Our new Fare Vending Machines allow you to:

  • Buy PRESTO cards with cash, debit or credit card
  • Load funds or passes instantly with cash, debit card or credit card
  • Check your balance and transaction history

Fare Vending Machine


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