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Find the right GO discount for your holiday travel

GO offers a variety of discount options. Metrolinx helps you find the best deal for your trip.

Dec 20, 2022

GO offers a variety of discount fares to make travel more affordable, so you can choose the right option for you.

Throughout the holiday season, GO can get you and your family to activities in downtown Toronto and across the region safely.

Weekend travel – Including full long weekends

  • Weekend passes, offering unlimited travel, are available online. The price is only $10 per person per day, or $15 for a weekend. This includes full long weekends. A Christmas weekend pass will be good Dec. 24-27 and the New Year’s weekend covers Dec 31-Jan. 2. This is an online only offer that you can purchase here.
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Discounts by age group & students

  • Kids GO Free. You read that right. There is no cost for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, to travel on GO trains and buses.
  • Teens and post-secondary students get 40 per cent off with PRESTO cards that are registered for the discount fare.
  • Seniors save 55 per cent with PRESTO cards. Visit Union Station or a customer service outlet to set your PRESTO card to the Seniors fare.

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Tapping your debit or credit card on UP Express

Offers by location

Travelling anytime, anywhere

  • Simply tap your card – PRESTO or a credit card – for 15 per cent off the standard ticket price. Don’t forget to tap on and off with the same card on the PRESTO machine (or set a default trip). Click here for more detailed information.

Of course, if you are just looking to buy a single ticket, at the standard fare, you can use machines in the stations or buy online here.

by Mike Winterburn Metrolinx communications senior advisor