Going to school

GO Transit makes it easy to get to school. Everything you need to learn about your commute to school is right here or visit our Student Services Centre at 140 Bay Street in the GO Main Concourse. From August 25 to September 19, trained staff will be on hand to help you get a PRESTO card and answer all your questions.

New to GO? Start here.

Student fares & GO Student IDs

Discounted fares are available for most post-secondary students who use the PRESTO fare card.

Getting to school is easy:

  • Get a GO approved Student ID card through GO Transit or at your school
  • Pick up a re-loadable PRESTO card wherever you buy GO tickets
  • Set up your PRESTO card for Student Fares to save at least 17%
  • Sign up for On the GO alerts to get all the service updates
  • Make sure you always have enough money on your PRESTO card to get where you need to go

Always travel with GO-issued student ID.

GO Student ID

To qualify for the student fare passengers must have GO-approved student ID. Check out the GO Student ID page to learn how to get your card.

Students in elementary, junior high and high school must carry their valid school ID in order to receive the GO student fare discount for PRESTO fares. Learn more at our GO Student ID page.

Connecting to GO

Connecting to GO? You can save money on local transit buses too. Visit Connecting to GO to find out what discounts are available.

Driving to GO? Learn how to get a reserved parking space on our Parking page.

Walking or cycling to GO? Visit the Leave Your Car at Home page.

On-campus ticket sales

Buy before you board

Help keep us on time. Load your PRESTO card or buy your GO tickets and passes prior to travelling with us. There are PRESTO and GO tickets and passes available for purchase on certain campuses.

McMaster University
Location:

  • Compass Desk – Main floor of McMaster University Student Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0800-2130)
  • Saturdays (1100-1700)
  • Sundays & holidays (closed)

 

University of Waterloo
Location:

  • Available at the Turnkey Desk in the Student Life Centre

Hours:

  • Every day (0500-2400)

 

Wilfrid Laurier
Location:

  • Wilfrid University Students' Union

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0800 - 2330)
  • Saturday & Sunday (1200 - 1930)
  • Holidays (closed)

 

University of Guelph
Location:

  • University Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0845 - 1600)
  • Weekends & holidays (closed)

York University
Location:

  • INKBLOTZ
  • Self-serve machines at bus loop

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday (0930-1800)
  • Friday (0900-1700)
  • Saturday, Sunday & holidays (closed)

 

Durham College/UOIT
Location:

  • Tuck shop at the Durham College/UOIT Student Centre

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0830 - 1630)
  • Weekends & Holidays (closed)

 

Trent University
Location:

  • Trent Central Student Association office located in Champlain College (near the bookstore)

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday (0900 - 1630)
  • Weekends & Holidays (Closed)

School GO Bus service

Some of our routes primarily serve students attending post-secondary schools. These routes run in greater frequency throughout the school year, September to April. Visit our Schedules page for complete schedule information.

McMaster University

  • 15 – McMaster University GO Bus
  • 47 – Hamilton/York University GO Bus

Sheridan College

  • 20 – Milton/Oakville GO Bus
  • 46 – Oakville/York University GO Bus

University of Waterloo

  • 25 – Waterloo/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus

Wilfrid Laurier

  • 25 – Waterloo/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus

University of Guelph

  • 29 – Guelph/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 31 – Georgetown GO Bus
  • 33 – Guelph/North York GO Bus
  • 48 – Guelph/York University GO Bus

York University

  • 25F – Waterloo/York University GO Bus
  • 45 – Mississauga/York University GO Bus
  • 46 – Oakville/York University GO Bus
  • 48 – Guelph/York University GO Bus
  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus
  • 52 – Hwy 407 East GO Bus
  • 54 – Markham/York University GO Bus
  • Barrie GO Train

Durham College/UOIT

  • 52 – 407 East GO Bus
  • 93 – Durham College/UOIT/Scarborough Express GO Bus

Trent University

  • 88 – Peterborough/Oshawa GO Bus

Humber College

  • 35 – Brampton/Humber College/North York GO Bus

Centennial College - Progress Campus

  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus

U of T Scarborough Campus

  • 51 – Pickering/York University GO Bus
  • Take TTC Highland Creek bus 38 for FREE when you show the driver your GO fare.*

*GO Train customers only. Travel must be between Rouge Hill GO Station and U of T Scarborough. Must show valid GO fare or PRESTO card. For more information, visit ttc.ca.

U of T, George Brown College, Ryerson University, Osgoode Hall, OISE and any other downtown campus

  • Any route that serves Union Station or Union Station Bus Terminal

Get in touch/stay in touch

GO Mobile smartphone app

Download the GO Mobile app for your Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device.

On the GO alerts

Sign-up with On the GO to receive email or SMS service alerts about any major delays, cancellations, new schedules, service improvements, construction notices, and other news and information.

Let GO Know

We want to hear from you! Let GO Know regularly sends customers surveys to get feedback on our service. Every survey completed enters you in a draw to win a GO fare voucher.

Customer Contact Centre

At any time, please feel free to call our Customer Contact Centre at 1-888-438-6646 (1-888-GET-ON-GO) with any questions you may have or visit our Contact Us page.

Quick links

Schedules - gotransit.com/schedules
Transit Trip Planner - gotransit.com/tripplanner
Fare Calculator - gotransit.com/fares
Station pages - gotransit.com/stations