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Union Station: UP Express is conveniently located in the Skywalk at Union Station. You can reach the Skywalk by leaving the Great Hall and walking towards the CN Tower.
Toronto Pearson International Airport: UP Express is located in Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport next to the Terminal Link Train. The Link provides transfers free of charge between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Bloor and Weston Stations: UP Express platforms are located within Bloor and Weston GO Stations.
UP Express parking is available at Weston Station only and is free of charge. Please note that parking is not permitted between 2am – 5am daily. (No overnight parking is permitted.) Please be aware that due to high demand from GO Transit commuters, this lot is often full.
For all UP Express stations, please consider alternative access modes including transit, passenger pickup and drop-off, walking and cycling.
While UP Express is dedicated to ensuring our guests arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 25 minutes, unforeseen circumstances could cause a delay. To allow plenty of time for check-in procedures, baggage drop-off and security checks, always arrive at Toronto Pearson well in advance of your flight. Please read the Toronto Pearson Departure Guidelines for more information.
Please note that UP Express is not responsible for any costs associated with missed flights at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
For more information please see UP Express Terms & Conditions
Why am I waiting in line to get my tickets checked when there’s a train in the station? Can’t I just get on?
At Metrolinx your safety is our first priority.
Guests who have purchased a ticket, or have tapped their PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on a phone or watch may board the train.
During the busy peak travel periods on UP Express, we ask our guests to line up on the platform and have their tickets ready.
Tickets can be purchased quickly and easily at the ticket vending machines, via the UP Express free mobile app and online.
Fare pre-validation will be performed on weekdays, weekends, and during events at Union and Pearson stations. If you are travelling between 14:00 – 19:00 at Union Station, and 06:00 – 09:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 at Pearson Station, please allow yourself a few extra minutes to board the train.
In the event of a service delay greater than 45 minutes, guests may be eligible for compensation up to and / or equal to the fare paid. Please contact UP Express within 30 days of your trip.
Please note that GO Transit Service Guarantee does not apply to UP Express.
For more information please see UP Express Terms & Conditions.
Our policy to allow leashed dogs on our trains during certain hours.
A maximum of two leashed dogs can travel with you when you board on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. until the end of service, and all day on weekends and holidays. Outside of these hours, dogs are welcome on board but must be in a pet carrier that can fit on your lap or under your seat.
To make your journey with us as smooth as possible, please follow these rules for travelling with your leashed dog:
- Be sure to pick up after your dog, but do not dispose of their waste on trains.
- Be considerate to others and keep your dog out of the way and off the seats.
- Always ensure your dog is secured properly with a leash capable of maintaining control of your dog.
- Keep your dog with you at all times for its safety and the safety of others.
- Ensure your dog does not disrupt the enjoyment of other passengers.
- All other pets must be in a carrier at all times while on board.
We haven't made any changes to our service animal policy. Service animals are welcome on board with their owners all day, every day. We encourage customers to travel with documentation supporting their needs in the event it is requested.
No. Smoking of any kind is not permitted on UP Express.
UP Express welcomes guests to bring luggage on board meeting the following criteria similar to airline baggage standards:
- Does not exceed 158cm in overall dimensions (length + height + depth)
- May not exceed 23-32kg (50-70lbs)
- Larger baggage items (sporting equipment, packaged bicycles, etc…) are to be placed in oversized baggage storage areas where space permits
UP Express cannot guarantee baggage guidelines are aligned with your airline. Please visit your airline for specific details regarding baggage restrictions.
Our Bicycle policy onboard has recently changed. Only bicycles that can be folded or stored in an aircraft-ready bicycle box are permitted onboard UP Express.
Our Station Ambassadors will be happy to show you where these need to be placed on board.
Yes, when travelling on UP Express you can now tap and pay for your Adult PRESTO fare using your credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on a compatible phone or watch. Tap on using an UP Express PRESTO Fare Payment device at the start of each journey, and depending on your Transit Agency, the end, and intermediate points. Please remember to always tap on and off (as required) using the same credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on your phone or watch.
At this current time, only Adult PRESTO fares are available when using contactless.
I’m looking to get a Youth/Post-Secondary Student/Senior discount, what PRESTO product should I use?
Youth, Post-Secondary students and Senior discounts are available using a PRESTO card. Once you’ve purchased your PRESTO card you can set your Youth, Post-Secondary students and Senior concession at an UP station or your local Shoppers Drug Mart.
Post-Secondary students must have a valid GO Transit Student ID, and Youths ages 13-19 years old must carry a Canadian-school issued ID or government-issued ID when travelling on UP Express.
All passengers unable to present a valid proof of payment and identification upon inspection will be issued a fine.
Applying for a GO Transit Student ID can be easily done online. Click here to view additional details pertaining to the Student ID application.
My daughter will be going to Ryerson University this fall and plan on taking UP Express to downtown Toronto. Is there a special discount offered to post-secondary students?
Yes! Beginning March 14, 2022, all Post-Secondary students (regardless of age), including Youths age 13 to 19 years of age will save 40% off standard adult fare when using PRESTO.
Post-Secondary students must set up their PRESTO card to Post-Secondary student concession before travelling to ensure they receive the discounted fare when they tap on and off with their PRESTO card.
Make sure to remind your child attending a Post-Secondary school to also have a valid GO Transit Student ID when travelling on UP. All passengers unable to present a valid proof of payment and identification upon inspection will be issued a fine.
Yes, children 12 and under ride UP Express for free. Always.
And beginning March 14, 2022, Youths ages 13 and19 years of age save 40% off standard adult fare when travelling with PRESTO.
If you are travelling with a youth, please ensure they have a Canadian school-issued ID or a government-issued ID handy for fare inspection.
If you forget to tap off with PRESTO, at the end of the day your card will be charged the maximum standard fare from the station where you initially tapped on to the end of the line. To avoid paying a higher fare, make sure you always tap off at the end of your trip with the same PRESTO card or contactless payment method you used to tap on with.
There are several convenient ways you can check balance and/or load funds to your PRESTO card:
- Instantly through the PRESTO App on an NFC-enabled device.
- Online through the PRESTO website
- Through Shoppers Drug Mart, other in-person Customer Service Outlets, and Ticket Vending Machines at Bloor, Weston or Pearson UP Express stations, you must load at least $0.05.
For more information on loading a PRESTO card if travelling with GO Transit and/or TTC, go to the PRESTO website.
- By visiting the Service Counter
After tapping with a credit or debit card, how can I find the card ID and Confirmation Number on my bank statement?
When using PRESTO contactless, on your credit card statement, your charges will be listed as “PRESTO” followed by the type of charge (such as: fare, inspection, unpaid fare) and a series of letters/numbers. In your bank account for your debit card, your charges will be listed as “PRES” followed by a series of letters/numbers.
- Examples for credit: PRESTO FARE/A1B2C3D4E5, PRESTO UNPD/A1B2C3D4E5, PRESTO INSP/A1B2C3D4E5.
- Examples for debit: PRES/A1B2C3D4E5
When you tap your Interac debit card to pay your fare with PRESTO contactless, the PRESTO system places a temporary pre-authorization of $15 on your bank account, even if your actual fare is less. This amount may be held by your bank until PRESTO calculates your fare for the trip and charges your bank account. Charges should appear the next day. Bank account transaction fees may also apply – please check with your bank.
If you travel enough to have more than $15 in fares by the end of the day, there will be a second $15 pre-authorization on your account.
The UP Express website and mobile app is the best source for quick and easy delivery of UP Express tickets.
If you are unable to purchase online, tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:
- UP Express Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs)
- UP Express Service counters
- All GO Transit station service counters and TVMs for non-airport travel
You can also pay for your UP Express fare by tapping your PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on an UP Express PRESTO fare payment device before boarding the train. Remember to tap off with the same PRESTO card, credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet when you reach your final stop and before leaving the station.
If you require additional assistance in selecting the appropriate fare for your trip, please contact us at 1-844-GET-ON-UP.
UP Express now uses an honour-based proof of fare payment system. Before you board an UP Express train, you must buy a ticket, or tap your PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on a phone or watch. Fare inspections are conducted across the UP Express system and there is zero-tolerance for fare evasion. Anyone who is unable to provide a valid ticket and identification (if requested) upon inspection will be issued a fine.
Yes, UP Express conducts fare inspection on every trip. Anyone unable to provide a valid proof of payment upon inspection will be issued a fine. When using PRESTO, your PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on your phone or watch is your proof of payment.
Youth ages 13-19 years old must have a valid Canadian school-issued or government-issued ID; and Post-Secondary students must have a valid GO Transit Student ID when travelling on UP and qualify for the 40% PRESTO student discounted fares.
Youths and Post-Secondary students must present valid proof of payment and identification upon inspection to avoid a fine.
If you were issued a Notice of Violation, you have 15 days to either pay the fine or dispute it. Click here to learn more about your options for dealing with a Notice of Violation.
In the event of a service delay greater than 45 minutes, guests may be eligible for compensation up to and/or equal to the fare paid. Guests must contact UP Express within 30 days of their trip. Guests who travelled on UP Express with GO Transit Fares are not eligible for GO Service Guarantee claims. Please contact UP Express Contact Centre for more information.
E-tickets purchased online expire one (1) year from the date issued unless otherwise indicated.
The following fare types are subject to different expiry dates:
- Paper tickets purchased from an UP Express TVM, or UP Express service counter expire (60) minutes after purchase.
- UP Express tickets purchased along with a GO Transit ticket expire sixty (60) minutes after arrival at an UP Express Station (Must retain GO Transit ticket as proof of origin departure time).
- While guests using PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on a phone or watch are not issued a physical ticket, they have sixty (60) minutes to complete their trip after it has been tapped ON an UP Fare Payment device.
All UP Express vouchers are printed with a valid expiry date and will not be accepted after the expiry date has passed.
To make extended travel easier, VIA Rail passengers wishing to connect to UP Express can purchase combined UP Express and VIA Rail tickets through VIA Rail. Please contact 1-888-VIA-RAIL or visit www.viarail.ca to purchase.
Guests with questions or concerns regarding UP Express tickets purchased through VIA Rail must contact 1-888-VIA-RAIL must contact 1-888-VIA-RAIL or visit www.viarail.ca for more information.
For refund requests please contact UP Express Contact Centre at 1-844-GET-ON-UP. Please see the Terms and Conditions for refund eligibility.
For refunds of PRESTO fares paid with contactless credit cards, debit cards, or mobile wallets, please call the PRESTO Contact Centre or UP Express Contact Centre at 1-844-GET-ON-UP. It may take up to 48 hours for your bank to process some credit card, debit card or mobile wallet payment transactions, so when applying for a refund, it is recommended to wait 48 hours from the time of travel.
Groups of 50 or more people, or organizations with regular travel needs can apply for group or corporate rates.
Guests can access GO Transit and TTC subways, buses and streetcars from Union, Bloor and Weston stations. Please note that an UP Express ticket is not valid on TTC or GO services, nor are TTC and GO Transit tickets and transfers valid on UP Express. Valid fare must be paid when connecting to or from TTC or GO Transit.
Right now, you need to use a PRESTO card to get fare discounts on TTC and GO. PRESTO contactless payment using credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet is only available on UP Express, but we are working to bring it to other transit agencies. Please remember to tap off on an UP Express Fare Payment device before transferring to GO or TTC.
Support persons are welcome to travel on UP Express at no charge and will be issued a Courtesy Ticket at the Service counter at the station or at the time of inspection on-board the train. Support persons must remain with the full fare ticket holder during travel. Full fare ticket applies to fares made by tapping a PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless payment with a credit card, debit card or mobile wallet on a PRESTO fare payment device, or with a ticket purchased from a TVM, online or mobile app.
Support animals are welcome to travel with UP Express as long as they are on a leash.
I will be travelling alone on UP Express but require some assistance during my trip. Are there any services available?
If you plan on travelling with UP Express and require assistance at an UP Express station, please call UP Express Contact Centre at 1-844-GET-ON-UP in advance of your trip so suitable arrangements can be made.
If you require assistance at Toronto Pearson International Airport please visit their website to find out how you can make arrangements.
If you have lost an item, please visit the Lost & Found page or contact us at 1-844-GET-ON-UP and we will assist you.
Please note that UP Express does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen property.
Do Veterans, retired and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces ride UP free on Remembrance Day and Warrior’s Day?
Veterans, and retired and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a companion, can ride UP for free on Remembrance Day and for Warriors’ Day Parade.
We honour our military heroes and thank them for their service to our country by continuing this long-standing tradition.
GO Transit has resources available for developers to build their own mobile applications by promoting the use of transit-related information.
Currently, resources include a schedule published in the Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format. To start using our GTFS data, please read and agree to our Access and Use Agreement.
Make sure to watch this page often - updates to the GTFS file are typically made every few weeks.
I need to connect with another Transit service after my UP Express ride, where can I go to plan my trip?
There are two tools available to help you plan your trip. On our website you will find the Google Trip Planner, where you can easily plan your trip using Google Maps. Google Trip planner is great for quick one time trips, or if you’re not quite sure where your final destination is.
The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) official trip planner, Triplinx, is also available to help plan your trip. Triplinx provides you with all of the information you need to plan your transit trip and explore the wide network of transit services available across the region. You can use Triplinx to find schedule, fare, service and other information to help make travelling around the region easier. Triplinx is fully accessible and provides accessible trip itineraries and information on paratransit services offered across the GTHA. Triplinx is available on its own website and can be accessed using mobile devices.