Fares

You can pay your fare with Burlington Transit (BT) with a PRESTO card or cash.

Free fare programs

We offer free fares for:

Paying with cash

The single ride fare for customers aged 13 and older, when paying cash, is $3.50. Please use exact change as our drivers cannot make change.

Paying with your PRESTO card

The single ride fare when using your PRESTO card is:

  • $1.90 for youth (ages 13 to 19)
  • $2.75 for adults (ages 20 - 64)
  • $1.90 for seniors (ages 65 and over)
  • Seniors ride for free on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

When paying with your PRESTO card, simply tap your card against the PRESTO machine once you are on board, just like tapping your debit card against a payment machine at the store. The machines only read one card at a time. They will not read your card if you tap your wallet or purse with the card inside.

Burlington Transit loyalty program

With our loyalty program, you can ride Burlington Transit for free using your PRESTO card! If you are a frequent transit user, you will never pay more than the cost of a monthly pass each month if you use your card.

Each time you purchase a fare with your PRESTO card, it will track your number of trips. It will stop charging you a fare after 38 full fare rides per calendar month. This program applies to paying riders of all age categories (youth, adult and senior).

GO Discount Fares (Co-Fare)

Ride Burlington Transit for free when you combine your trip with GO Transit services. Use a PRESTO card and you will automatically get the free co-fare.

For example, if you take Burlington Transit first:

  1. Ride Burlington Transit and pay your fare.
  2. Get on GO Transit and your GO Transit fare will be discounted by the value of your Burlington Transit fare.

For example, if you take GO Transit first:

  1. Travel on GO Transit and pay your fare.
  2. Get on a Burlington Transit bus and it’s the same as a transfer - you don’t pay anything extra!

Seniors and children should use a PRESTO card to make sure they receive their free fare.

Cash payments are accepted ONLY when showing the bus driver your valid GO single-ride ticket, valid GO day pass upon boarding or GO e-Ticket.

PRESTO cards automatically handle your GO discount fare and are accepted when transferring to/from the bus at GO rail stations and GO bus connections.