Province of Ontario to lower fares for UP Express

Ontario plans to lower the fares for the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) to attract new riders using the service between Pearson International Airport and Toronto’s downtown core.

Subject to approval by the Metrolinx Board of Directors, effective March 9, UP Express passengers using a PRESTO card will be able to travel between Union Station to Pearson Airport for $9.  The cost for those not using PRESTO will be $12.

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UP Express train

“Our job going forward is to show people that UP Express is a great way to travel between Pearson and downtown, and that it’s really easy to use,” Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx said. For people in the Bloor and Weston communities looking for fast and frequent service, UP Express fares will be the same as GO fares. This means $4.71 for one stop and $5.02 for two stops, with a PRESTO card.  Fares will be reduced for airport employees.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in the province’s history — more than $134 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.