Fares

Fares

A person using their Presto card

Service at a Glance

Is a PRESTO card right for me?

PRESTO is an electronic fare system that allows transit users in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to use a single fare card to move between and within transit systems. Benefits of PRESTO:

  • Cheaper than a regular cash fare
  • No more searching for exact change
  • No more paper transfers
  • Reduces transferring from HSR to GO Train fares by $1.85 
  • Automatic and online reload options
How much does it cost to ride the bus?

Hamilton City Council approved a fare increase effective September 1, 2019. 

Do I need HSR Photo ID?

You need HSR Photo ID if:

  • You are attempting to ride the HSR at a reduced rate
  • You are a Secondary School student using a student fare
  • You are a Golden Age Pass holder (resident age 80 years or older)
  • You are a person with a disability boarding with a support person.
  • You are a support worker travelling with a rider needing assistance
  • ​You have lost your Student Photo ID or did not get one from your school
How do I transfer from HSR to Burlington Transit?

Upon payment of your HSR fare using cash or ticket, please ask the driver for a transfer to connect to the Burlington service. If using any valid (non-PRESTO) HSR Pass product, just show the Burlington Transit Operator that pass.

  • Transfers are only accepted by Burlington Transit drivers at the following designated  bus stops.
    • King St. at James St. (BT Stop #679)
    • King St. at Bay St. (BT Stop #827)
    • Aldershot GO station
    • Downtown BT Terminal (John St.)
    • Plains Rd. at RBG Building (BT Stop #698)
  • At other bus stops, you will need to pay full Burlington Transit fare to board.
  • Paper transfers are not required when using your PRESTO card.