Fares

Fares

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19,customers are required to wear a non-medical mask on public transit.This extra step can help protect others in spaces where physical distancing can be hard to maintain.Have a question about HSR's response to COVID-19? Visit our FAQ for Transit Customers.

 

A person using their Presto card

Service at a Glance

How much does it cost to ride the bus?

HSR customers can pay their fare with cash, a PRESTO card or the PRESTO E-Tickets mobile app. Fare types include adult, child, youth, senior and Golden Age (80+). Some fares require photo identification.

The benefits of the PRESTO card

Paying with PRESTO is easy and it saves you money and time. PRESTO is a fare payment system that uses a card or mobile app to pay for transit. A PRESTO card allows transit users in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to move between transit systems. The PRESTO E-Tickets app allows you to buy a single ride fare on your phone.

How do I transfer other HSR buses or to Burlington Transit?

After you pay your fare, you have a certain amount of time to transfer to other HSR or Burlington Transit buses, without needing to pay another fare. You can only transfer between HSR and Burlington Transit at select stops.

When you transfer between HSR buses, you need to provide proof of payment or else you will have to pay another fare. Proof of payment can include tapping your PRESTO card, or showing your PRESTO E-Ticket or paper transfer to the driver when boarding. When you transfer to Burlington Transit, you can tap your PRESTO card or show your paper transfer (PRESTO E-Tickets are not accepted on Burlington Transit).