Like many other agencies in the area, YRT uses PRESTO Cards for their digital tap and go service. These reloadable payment cards make riding YRT, Viva, and other transit options in the area easier and more convenient.

You can purchase your PRESTO Card for $6 (plus whatever fare amount you put on it) online at, at Shoppers Drug Mart locations, and at select YRT PRESTO fare agents. You can manage your card online, automatically top up your balance, and the card (once registered) gives you balance protection, so if it’s lost or stolen you haven’t lost all of your transit cash. 

Not only are PRESTO cards compatible with rides on YRT and Viva, but you can use them to ride on the TTC, GO Transit, and UP Express.