Transit can be an affordable and convenient commuting alternative. When a need for additional transit routes or increased frequency is identified, often through a survey of employee commuting patterns, Smart Commute can assist by working with transit agencies to discuss opportunities to improve services.
There are many transit options available to commuters within Mississauga.
Earn free trips on MiWay for your loyalty! Pay for 12 MiWay fares during any one-week (Monday to Sunday) using your PRESTO card and then ride free on MiWay for the remainder of that week! PRESTO cardholders are automatically enrolled in MiWay’s PRESTO loyalty program.PRESTO is a GTA-wide, electronic fare card for public transit and is available on all MiWay buses. You can load money onto the card and tap it onto a fare card reader at a transit station or on a bus to pay a fare.
- Transferring between MiWay and GO Transit? Use PRESTO to ride MiWay for less!
- Pay only 80 cents to ride MiWay when transferring between MiWay and GO Transit.
- PRESTO cardholders will automatically receive the co-fare discount when transferring between MiWay and GO Transit within the two-hour transfer window.
MiWay is committed to providing customer-driven, quality transit services to the travelling public in a safe, reliable, clean and cost-effective manner.
- On the go? Get real-time trip information on your mobile app by using Plan a Trip at m.miway.ca
- MiWay Five – Transit Service Plan 2016 – 2020 Miway Five is the plan for evolving public transit in Mississauga over the five years from 2016-2020. Miway Five is providing you the opportunity to have a say for a better transit-oriented city. Learn more about MiWay Five.
- Accessible Services. All MiWay buses are accessible. They are low floor, kneeling buses equipped with ramps that allow passengers to board and exit the bus with ease. Each bus also has two wheelchair/scooter securement areas located at the front of the bus. Learn more about MiWay’s accessible buses and features.
For more information on the City of Mississauga’s public transit please go to www.miway.ca
The Mississauga Transitway is a key component of Ontario’s Smart Growth program for development of the Greater Toronto Area and connects to 100 kilometres wide initiative that will create a dedicated bus corridor from Oakville to Pickering. When fully completed in 2017, the 18 kilometre transitway will have 12 stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive at the east. The Mississauga Transitway will make it faster and easier for commuters to travel to, from and through Mississauga and across the Region.
For more information about the Mississauga Transitway, please visit miway.ca/transitway
The TTC has a grid network of: four subway lines; 11 streetcar routes; and more than 140 bus routes.
The TTC carries approximately 500 million customers per year or about 1.6 million passengers on a typical weekday. Its ridership accounts for more than 80% of all transit ridership in the Greater Toronto Area. The TTC uses a very simple and extremely successful fare system with a flat-fare structure, allowing customers to travel an unlimited distance per trip for one price.
The TTC also operates 13 bus routes into neighbouring municipalities adjacent to the City of Toronto including the City of Mississauga. Neighbouring transit agencies also operate more than 30 bus routes which connect directly with the TTC subway system or other surface routes. There are also transfer opportunities between several TTC services and the GO Transit commuter rail services.
Go busVisit GO Transit website for information about train and GO Bus services to Mississauga.
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GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 80 cents exact cash per ride to travel on MiWay to and from Long Branch, Port Credit, Clarkson, Dixie, Cooksville, Erindale, Streetsville, Meadowvale, Lisgar, and Malton GO Stations. Show your valid GO ticket or pass to the bus driver to receive the discounted fare. Fare integration does not apply at Square One.
Interested in taking transit to Canada’s Wonderland this summer? Visit GoTransit.com for more information.
Co-fare discounts with PRESTO
PRESTO will calculate and deduct the co-fare discount for your local transit trip to or from a PRESTO activated GO Train station. The local transit system must also be PRESTO active to receive the co-fare discount when travelling with your PRESTO card. Transfers between GO Transit and other participating systems must occur within 2 1/2 hours.
The GTA Weekly Pass is an affordable solution for those who travel on multiple transit systems on a regular basis. The GTA Weekly pass provides unlimited travel within the GTA on these transit systems: MiWay, TTC, Brampton Transit and York Region Transit for $63.00.
The Airport LINK train opened on July 6, 2006. The link is a free shuttle service connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and the reduced rate parking area. The LINK Train offers free transportation between Terminal 1, Terminal 3, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the Reduced Rate Parking Lot at Viscount Station, and the employee parking lot. The train runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is wheelchair accessible.
The LINK train runs on an electric guide-way and replaces fossil fuel burning buses for inter-terminal transportation. At peak capacity the LINK train can shuttle up to 2,150 passengers per hour in each direction and takes approximately three and a half minutes to travel from the Viscount Station to Terminal 1, including a scheduled stop at Terminal 3. The Terminal 3 station has been designed to accommodate a downtown rail link, providing a convenient transfer to downtown Toronto from the LINK train.
In a referendum, students at the University of Toronto at Mississauga voted overwhelmingly in support of a universal bus pass. A U-Pass is a student transit card allowing unlimited fare-free rides on MiWay. A U-Pass holder simply shows the MiWay driver their U-Pass card and T-card (UT student ID) when boarding.
To learn more about transit services, carpooling and the UTM bike-share program, visit the UTM alternative transportation page.
Wondering if you’re eligible for a Public Transit Tax Credit?
Check out this helpful video by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Smart Commute is bringing you an easier way to get home in the event of an unplanned emergency! Emergency Ride Home Program claim forms are now available online at www.emergency.smartcommute.ca. Expenses, once approved by Smart Commute, will be reimbursed up to $75 per trip.