More options for contactless payment now available on Durham Region Transit

Posted on Monday January 23, 2023

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) now accepts more options for contactless payment.

Customers can pay fare by tapping a PRESTO card or credit card, including credit cards linked to smartphones and smartwatches.

When: Beginning January 23, 2023.

Where: Customers boarding DRT vehicles equipped with PRESTO machines.

Why: With credit card payment now available, customers have another option to pay when boarding. This eliminates the need for exact cash fare.


  • The free co-fare will automatically be applied when tapping the same credit card to transfer between GO Transit and DRT.
  • The same credit card must be used when transferring between DRT buses.
  • Debit card transactions are not currently supported on DRT.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.