Haven't gone PRESTO yet? It's time!

Here's what you do... 

1) Get your card 


For Adult, Youth, Senior and Child (E-Purse only) fare categories - not available for DRT Specialized Services or ACCESS categories.  

FREE PRESTO Card Effective July 1, 2014

As of  July 1, 2014, customers wishing to load a Durham Region Transit (DRT) monthly pass or a (minimum) $20 e-purse value onto a PRESTO card will receive their card free of charge while quantities last (regularly a $6.00 charge).

This promotion will be available only at the following DRT PRESTO locations:
DRT Westney Division, 110 Westney Road South, Ajax - Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DRT Headquarters, Regional Municipality of Durham, Main Reception, 605 Rossland Road, East, Whitby - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oshawa Centre Guest Services, Oshawa Centre, 419 King Street West, Oshawa, Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pickering Town Centre Guest Services, 1355 Kingston Road, Pickering - Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.​
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2) Load your card 

Your PRESTO card is:
FLEXIBLE - pay per month or pay per ride... you decide!
CONVENIENT - no more special trips to the ticket counter! Simply purchase online. 
TRANSFERABLE - one card can be used by multiple people in one household if in the same fare category!
EASY - just tap the card reader when you board the bus!
Are you a youth or senior? All cards default to adult fares, so you must set your concession in person at DRT Westney Division, DRT Headquarters, Oshawa Centre Guest Services, Pickering Town Centre Guest Services, or any GO Transit Lakeshore East (seniors only) rail station before you load your PRESTO card for the first time. 
Once your concession has been set, load your card online at or at these locations:  
Load your Monthly (period) pass online at or at DRT Westney Division, DRT Headquarters, Oshawa Centre Guest Services, or Pickering Town Centre Guest Services. DRT period passes can only be purchased at DRT locations. 

3) Register your card 

Registering your PRESTO card has several benefits. You can:
  • Protect your balance if your card is lost or stolen
  • Access your card balance and transaction history
  • Setup an automatic reload from your credit card
  • Qualify for the transit tax credit

    See Frequently Asked Questions for more details.