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About this app

For security reasons, the PRESTO app is not supported on rooted devices.

With the PRESTO app you can manage your card anytime, anywhere. Loading your PRESTO card has never been easier.

Key Features:
• Convert a physical card to a PRESTO in Google Wallet card to tap with your phone (not available on OC Transpo)
• Get real time updates with PRESTO in Google Wallet card
• Load funds instantly with NFC
• Load transit passes instantly with NFC
• Pay with Google Pay, debit/credit cards, or saved payment method
• Set up and manage Autoload and Autorenew
• Manage up to 10 PRESTO cards
• Check your PRESTO card balances
• View transaction history
• Receive low balance/pass expiry reminders and email receipts for fare purchases
• Buy a PRESTO card and create a PRESTO account
• Display the time that your active transfers will expire with the check balance feature
• Set, modify or remove a default trip for GO Transit rail trips through the settings menu

PRESTO can be used on:
• Brampton Transit
• Burlington Transit
• Durham Region Transit (DRT)
• GO Transit
• Hamilton Street Railway (HSR)
• MiWay (Mississauga)
• Oakville Transit
• OC Transpo (Ottawa)
• TTC (Toronto)
• UP Express (Greater Toronto Area)
• York Region Transit/Viva (YRT/Viva)
Updated on
Feb 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and Financial info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

5.3K reviews
Brian Graffam
November 4, 2021
This app is intended to facilitate and encourage the use of public transit. It falls woefully short of this and actually discourages it goal. One cannot purchase bus/train fare from the app, you must first find a location to purchase a physical card, completely negating the purpose of an app. Then, when you finally find a place to purchase said card, the app rarely recognizes the app and fails to load the balance. This has got to be one of the worst apps I've ever downloaded. Just avoid it.
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November 9, 2021
Hi Brian, sorry to hear about your experience. At this time you are unable to purchase tickets from the PRESTO App. When loading via NFC please ensure your PRESTO card is held in the right place and is not taken away too soon. Follow the on screen instructions to hold your card to the back of the phone until you hear the confirmation sound. ^RS
June 30, 2020
Stopped working completely. (At a time when most people need to use it.) It just won't connect to the network anymore. Even tried reinstalling. Basically you're stuck with the website at this point, good luck with loading funds if you want to use them immediately. Edit: I had to uninstall again and reinstall, now it works again! Thanks Edit #2: lol, it worked ONCE. Now it's stuck on the loading screen, or the login screen. Tried reinstalling, tried clearing cache/data, nothing works.
28 people found this review helpful
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June 30, 2020
Hi Orion, we received reports that select users were experiencing technical issues with the PRESTO App which our team has now resolved . Please try again and advise if you are still experiencing an issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. ^RS
James Duncan
June 8, 2021
I honestly can't say enough bad things about the entire Presto system (confusing, bafflingly complicated, complete lack of support from metrolinx) so I guess the only thing that is good about this app is that it follows in that tradition. After finally figuring out how to sign in with my Presto card number, I tried to see my newly topped up balance. $0 on the app. BUT! If I scan the card itself I see the balance but then returning to the app home screen, without fail $0 is still reading. Unreal
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June 9, 2021
Hi James, sorry to hear about your experience with PRESTO. In regards to the app, it can take a few hours for your balance and transactions to update on the app home screen. You can use the "Check Balance" feature on the app (found in settings) and get real-time information! ^RS

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