Ways to Pay

How to Pay for UP Express

Whether you’re heading out to Pearson Airport, on your way to Union Station or just on your daily commute, UP Express gets you there – comfortably and reliably.
And if you’re wondering how to buy tickets for UP Express, we’ve made it easy! You can pay for UP tickets online, in person at ticket vending machines at UP stations, or through the UP Mobile App. You can also tap to pay for your UP Express fare using your PRESTO card or PRESTO contactless.
Wondering how much UP Express Fares cost? Check out our UP Express Fares pricing information.

Buy Tickets Online (E-Tickets)

For a fast, easy, and convenient way to start your journey. Buy your tickets before you board.

PRESTO contactless

More ways to pay with PRESTO contactless payment. When travelling on UP Express you can simply tap your credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on a PRESTO device to pay your fare.
You can also continue using your PRESTO card. No matter which way you pay, you’ll enjoy the same great savings of up to 25% off a standard adult fare. Try it today with your card, phone or watch!
At this current time, only Adult PRESTO fares are available when using PRESTO contactless.


We are making it easier and more affordable for all ages to travel with UP Express.
Youths (ages 13-19 years old) and Post-Secondary students save 40% off a standard adult fare when travelling with PRESTO.
For fare inspection and to confirm discount eligibility, Youths will be asked to show a Canadian school-issued ID or a government-issued ID; and Post-Secondary student will be required to present their GO Transit Student ID.
Adults and Seniors continue to save up to 25% a standard UP Express fare when you ride with PRESTO. Travel cashless between Union Station and Pearson Airport with the tap of a PRESTO card.
Buy your PRESTO card online at prestocard.ca, at customer service outlets, or at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Then instantly load your PRESTO card using the PRESTO App. Download it today!

Mobile App

With the UP Mobile App, say goodbye to paper and printing. Get your UP tickets right on your phone and get on board the UP Express faster and easier.

Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs)

Our TVMs are electronic ticket machines which are located at the entrance of every UP Express station. Purchase your UP Express ticket quickly and easily at the ticket vending machines at stations. You can pay with cash, credit or debit at any of our self serve ticketing machines.

More Information About Paying for UP Express

I Forgot to Tap Off

If you forgot to tap off with your PRESTO card, credit card, debit card, or mobile wallet on phone or watch at an UP Express PRESTO Fare Payment Device, once you reach the final leg of your trip, you will be charged the maximum fare from the station where you initially tapped on.

Pay or Dispute a Fine

If you were issued a Notice of Violation, you have 15 days to either pay the fine or dispute it. Learn more about your options for paying a fine.

Corporate & Group Booking Discounts

Travelling for business, conferences and events, or a large group? Take advantage of UP Express discounted tickets and travel stress-free. UP Express connects Toronto Pearson Airport and downtown Toronto, offering fast, affordable and comfortable ride.