Apply for a discounted monthly bus pass
If you live in Brampton or Mississauga and you can't afford a monthly bus pass, you can apply for a discount.
GO affordability transit pilot program
If you already have a discounted monthly pass and travel on GO Transit, you’ll be reimbursed for 50% of your GO Transit adult fare when you travel on GO trains or buses using a PRESTO card. Learn more
If eligible, you could pay the following for your monthly bus pass:
- Adult - $64
- Child and youth - $64
- Adult $65.50
- Senior - $32.50
- Child and youth - $65.50
Apply for 2020 passes
As of January 1, 2020, we will be accepting applications for Brampton and Mississauga on a first come, first serve basis.
Are you new to Canada?
If you're new to Canada and have not filed taxes before, you can still apply. You’ll need to submit one of the following documents with your application.
Individuals under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) can apply for a discounted monthly bus pass in Mississauga and Brampton. Currently, only travel documents are required to apply.
Step 1: check your eligibility
Who is eligible:
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents, newcomers who have applied for permanent residency, sponsorship, or refugee protection in Canada
Who is not eligible:
- International students and foreign workers
- Live in Brampton or Mississauga
- Have a net household income that is equal to or lower than the amounts shown in the following table:
Household size Net household income 1 person $26,570 2 persons $37,576 3 persons $46,021 4 persons $53,140 5 persons $59,412 6 persons $65,083 7 persons $70,298
If you have questions about eligibility, email the Affordable Transit Program.
Step 2: apply online
We review applications on a first come, first served basis.
Every member of your household applying for this discount must have their own registered PRESTO card. Cards can be purchased at Brampton and Mississauga transit locations or on the PRESTO website. The initial cost of the card will not be refunded or discounted.
You also need the most recent Notice of Assessment (NOA) for yourself and all applicants in your household over the age of 18. If you do not have your NOA, you can request a replacement from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-800-959-8281.
After you apply, it may take up to 15 business days to receive a response. We may need to contact you for more information.
If you are approved, the discount will be programmed onto your card by transit staff at specific locations. This will allow you to buy the pass at half price for 12 months.
You must submit documents for every adult household member who is requesting the discount.
If you are a newcomer and have not filed taxes before, you will need to submit the following with your application:
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence Document
- Protected Person Status Document
- Refugee Protection Claimant Document
You must also submit a document showing your income, such as one of the following with your application:
- Resettlement plan document
- A statement showing you receive support from Ontario Works, ODSP, the Federal Government or a private sponsor
- A pay stub, or a letter from your employer detailing your wage
- The first page of a monthly banking statement which displays your name and address
At least one of these documents must show your address in Brampton or Mississauga. You will need to submit this information for anyone listed on the application that is 18 or older.
If you still have questions about eligibility, email the Affordable Transit Program.
Seniors 65 years or older, or anyone with a disability that prevents them from applying online can call 905-793-9200 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to ask about the Affordable Transit Program.
Once you've been approved, you will need to bring your registered PRESTO card to one of the following locations to have the discount applied.
Brampton residents can bring your registered PRESTO card to any of the following six Brampton Transit locations:
|Bramalea Terminal||160 Central Park Drive, Brampton, L6T 1B4|
|Downtown Terminal||8 Nelson Street, Brampton, L6X 1M8|
|Brampton Gateway Terminal at Shoppers World||501 Main Street South, Brampton, L6Y 1N6|
|Trinity Common Terminal (currently closed)||164 Great Lakes Blvd, Brampton, L6R 2S5|
|Clark Transit Facility (currently closed)||185 Clark Blvd, Brampton, L6T 4G6|
|Sandalwood Transit Facility (currently closed)||130 Sandalwood Pkwy, Brampton, L7A 1A8|
Mississauga residents can bring your registered PRESTO card to the following MiWay transit location:
City Centre Transit Terminal
200 Rathburn Road,
Mississauga, L5B 4E5
Using your discounted bus pass
The discounted bus pass only applies to the bus service in the city in which you live.
- Applications are accepted online please review the steps below.
Your discounted bus pass can be used for unlimited travel in the city in which you live.
If you travel outside of the city you live in, you can use your discounted bus pass to transfer onto connecting transit systems within a two-hour transfer window.
The two-hour transfer is valid on transit systems across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, except for GO Transit and the TTC. You will have to pay the full fare on GO Transit and the TTC.
When returning to your city using another transit system, you will be required to pay the full fare.
Learn more about traveling with PRESTO.
As of March 14, if you already have a discounted monthly pass and travel on GO Transit, you’ll be reimbursed for 50% of your GO Transit adult fare when you travel on GO trains or buses using a PRESTO card.
- You do not need to travel on Brampton Transit or MiWay before or after using GO Transit to be reimbursed for your GO fare.
- The reimbursement will apply to any trip on a GO train or bus.
To receive your fare reimbursement, you must tap on a PRESTO device within 30 days of travelling on GO Transit.
After you tap on a PRESTO device, you’ll see your reimbursed fares on your PRESTO account within 7 days.
For help with GO fare reimbursement after 30 days, contact 1-888-GET-ON-GO.