Enjoy more freedom with the Student Freedom Pass this summer!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Student Freedom PRESTO Monthly Pass is valid for unlimited travel for full-time primary and secondary school students in July and August.

For only $15 a month, enjoy unlimited rides, all day, all times, all week!

Loading your Student Freedom Pass onto your PRESTO card is easy!

Simply follow these steps. If you already have a PRESTO card, start at Step 2.

Step 1: Purchase a PRESTO card at one of these locations:

  • Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
  • Oakville Transit office, 430 Wyecroft Road
  • River Oaks Community Centre, 2400 Sixth Line
  • Iroquois Ridge Library, 1051 Glenashton Drive
  • Glen Abbey Library, 1415 Third Line
  • Central Library, 120 Navy Street
  • Woodside Library, 1274 Rebecca Street

Step 2: Configure your PRESTO card in person at any of the above locations to ensure you receive the student rate. This cannot be done online.

Step 3: Purchase and load your card with the monthly Student Freedom Pass for $15 per month. You can do this online, by phone or in person. If you load money online or by phone it may take 24 hours for it to appear on your card.

Step 4: Now you’re ready to go! When you ride, the monthly pass is used as fare when you tap onto the PRESTO device on an Oakville Transit bus.


A child fare applies to those 6 to 12 years of age inclusive. When a child cardholder reaches 13 years of age, the PRESTO card must be reprogrammed to a student card at one of the PRESTO locations. Cards that are not reprogrammed will automatically deduct an adult fare.

A student fare applies to full-time students 13-19 years of age inclusive who are attending elementary and secondary school only. Secondary school students must show proof of full-time enrollment on August 31 of their 18th year to keep their PRESTO card programmed for a student fare. University, college and adult education (any age) students must pay the adult fare.

Oakville Transit Monthly passes can be loaded online at prestocard.ca or at one of the authorized agents listed above. Oakville Transit monthly passes cannot be loaded at a GO Transit station. If you load a monthly pass online it may take 24 hours for it to appear on your card. A monthly pass can be loaded up to 7 days into the current month or 19 days prior to the next month. Monthly passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be converted to regular cash value on the PRESTO card.

For more information and other benefits about using the PRESTO card, visit PRESTO Frequently Asked Questions.

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