Using PRESTO ensures the best value and lowest fare for customers, offering a $10 savings for every 14 trips. Customers travelling on Durham Region Transit (DRT) can also download and use the new PRESTO E-Tickets app and save the $6 card fee.

The following 2021 fare rates are in effect:

  • Single trip PRESTO tap: $3.25
  • Monthly PRESTO pass: $117.00
  • Cash (exact change only): $4
Youth - Ages 13 to 19
  • Single trip PRESTO tap: $2.90
  • Monthly PRESTO pass: $93.50
  • Cash (exact change only): $4
2-For-1 Summer Youth Pass 2022

The 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass is back!

The 2-for-1 Youth Pass is available to purchase (using PRESTO cards) starting June 21, 2022 and is valid for travel from July 1 to August 31, 2022. Customers who are 13 to 19 years of age can purchase the 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass for $93.50. This means the month of August is FREE!

The Summer Youth Pass is available at the following locations: 

  • Oshawa Centre Guest Services: 419 King Street West, Oshawa
  • Pickering Town Centre Guest Services: 1355 Kingston Road, Pickering
  • DRT Customer Service Centre: 110 Westney Road South, Ajax
  • Durham Region Headquarters, front counter: 605 Rossland Road East
  • Scugog Municipal Office: 181 Perry Street, Port Perry

The August pass will automatically renew on the purchaser’s PRESTO card prior to the beginning of August.


*Please note that the Summer Youth Pass is not available through the PRESTO e-ticket app.

Senior - Ages 65 and older
  • Single trip PRESTO tap: $2.15
  • Monthly PRESTO pass: $46.00
  • Cash (exact change only): $2.75
Child - Ages 12 and under
  • Ages 12 and under: FREE
ACCESS pass and Transit Assistance Program (TAP)

On November 1, 2019, Durham Region Transit launched the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) to improve transit access and affordability for customers currently receiving Social Assistance in Durham Region. TAP will also replace DRT's current paper ACCESS Pass, which will be discontinued in October 2022. 

With TAP, you can pay as you go, or pay monthly, and have unlimited access to DRT services for the month. With pay as you go you pay for the first 14 trips in a month up to $45.50* and then ride at no charge for the remainder of the month. With the monthly pass you can pay $46.00 up front and ride all you want. 

Once purchased, the TAP is valid for six-month periods with a PRESTO card that allows you to: 

  • add money to your card at any DRT PRESTO point of sale, on or by downloading and installing the PRESTO app to your smartphone
  • register your card to protect your money if the card gets lost or stolen
  • keep and use the PRESTO card even if your TAP ends
  • OW clients should contact their Social Services caseworker and ask about receiving a pre-loaded PRESTO card with the TAP concession applied
  • ODSP clients: please note that the paper ACCESS pass will be discontinued in October 2022. To switch to TAP and receive a free PRESTO card ($6.00 value), bring your monthly statement as proof of eligibility to one of the following DRT PRESTO points of sale before August 15, 2022 and have a TAP PRESTO card loaded with a TAP monthly pass or pay as you go funds:
    • DRT’s Customer Service Centre
    • Oshawa Centre
    • Pickering Town Centre
    • Scugog Municipal Office

In accordance with the ODSP and OW statement, all members of a family unit are eligible for the program.

Customers can also have the TAP concession set on an existing card by visiting a DRT PRESTO point of sale and bringing their monthly statement as proof of eligibility.

* Please review the following terms and conditions:

  • TAP applies to travel on DRT only; TAP cannot be used for any travel with other transit agencies, including GO and TTC. Regular fares will apply when travelling with other transit agencies. 
  • Loading values to your PRESTO card online can take up to 24 hours. Please plan your trips accordingly, and call PRESTO directly at 1-877-378-6123 or visit for more information. 
  • You can use your existing PRESTO card for the TAP; please note that once the TAP concession is loaded onto your card, it will override any other concessions. 

Click here to view this information as a printable PDF file.  

 Acceptable proof of assistance examples

A screen shot of a mobile phone and Proof of social assistance

Screenshot of the eligibility portion of a Statement of Assistance


Co-Fare - Connecting to or from GO Transit
  • Single trip PRESTO tap: free
    • Fare is automatically calculated to provide free service when connecting to or from a GO train or bus.
  • Cash: Free when presenting a valid GO Transit Single Ride Ticket or Day Pass.
    • Present your valid GO Transit Single Ride Ticket or Day Pass to the operator when boarding DRT.

* As of March 14, 2022, travel for free on DRT when transferring to or from GO Transit. For more details on the co-fare agreement, visit

*Note that monthly passes are non-refundable. DRT does not reimburse for transit or cab fares. All sales are final.