Fares and Passes

Discover how you can pay for fares and passes with Burlington Transit and learn about all our fee assistance programs.


You can pay your Burlington Transit fare with a PRESTO card, cash or PRESTO contactless. We offer free ride programs for children and adults aged 65-plus, a monthly PRESTO card loyalty program and a Ride BT and GO program for riders with a valid GO ticket or pass.


Ride Burlington Transit with a PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless and do away with the need to carry cash. 

Burlington Transit loyalty program

With our loyalty program, you can ride Burlington Transit for free after 40 full fare rides per calendar month with your PRESTO card, effective Jan. 1, 2024! This program applies to paying riders.

Transfers and connections

If you are travelling within two hours, you can take your trip on one fare. Learn about our transfers and connections.

Did you know that you can take transit to travel beyond the City of Burlington? There are many options to connect from Burlington Transit to other public transit providers, including:

  • Connections within Burlington
  • Connections to Oakville and Hamilton with GO Transit and your PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless
  • Connections to GO Transit trains and buses that travel to Hamilton, Brantford, Mississauga, Milton, the Niagara Region and Toronto
  • Connections to VIA Rail trains that travel throughout Canada

Make sure you check their fare rules and regulations before you start your trip. Each transit service has their own set of fare rules that may be different from Burlington Transit.

Student passes

If you are a current McMaster University or Mohawk College or Redeemer University student with a valid student ID, you can purchase a monthly Burlington Transit add-on to your U-Pass! Your U-Pass add-on gives you access to Burlington Transit for the month and is loaded onto your PRESTO card.

Low-income passes

We offer a Subsidized Passes for Low-Income Transit (SPLIT) program, which provides free monthly transit passes for Burlington residents who meet the low-income level.

Single-ride vouchers for non-profit groups and agencies

We provide a Single-Ride Voucher program for non-profit groups and agencies who offer transportation to their clients at no cost.