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Student tickets will be discontinued as of January 1, 2014

The sale of student tickets will end on August 31, 2013. Any remaining student tickets can be used through to December 31, 2013.

Student tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable after December 31, 2013. As of January 1, 2014, student tickets will not be accepted on Oakville Transit buses.

Starting July 1, make the switch to PRESTO and receive a free PRESTO card.*

*Limited number of cards available. You can obtain a free card and have the $6 issuance cost waived at one of the PRESTO sales locations in Oakville — all Oakville Public Library branches, Town Hall or Oakville Transit office.

Purchase a student PRESTO card

If you are paying a Student fare, you simply purchase your card, configure your PRESTO card to a Student concession, load it up with money and you're ready to go.

You can purchase a PRESTO card:

There is a $6 issuance cost to purchase a PRESTO card. The card is good for a minimum of four years. To activate your card, you must load a minimum of $10 onto the card.


Configure your PRESTO card to student, in-person at any location from the above list, to ensure you are charged the student discounted rate. Load up your card with money and then when you ride transit, the trip fare is deducted from your card. There is a built-in loyalty program and Oakville Transit riders will receive fare discounts based on the number of rides taken and the value of the fares accumulated within the calendar month.

Child concession — A child fare applies to those 6 to 12 years of age inclusive. As of 13 years of age, PRESTO cards need to be reprogrammed to a student card at one of the PRESTO locations. Cards that are not reprogrammed will automatically deduct an adult fare.

Student concession — A student concession is valid for students 19 years and under who are attending full time secondary school only. On August 31 of their 18th year, the student must provide proof of full time secondary school enrollment and to have their PRESTO card configured accordingly. University, college, and adult education (any age) students must pay adult fare.

Get to know PRESTO

Visit our PRESTO page or the website for more information.

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