Non-Presto fares sold from ticket machines are active right away
You can use Single-ride tickets and DayPasses, including those for 3, 5 and 7 days, to ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO as soon as you buy them up until they expire. You’ll find the expiry date and time in bold text on the front of each ticket. You can’t buy these fares in advance. Use Presto to pre-pay your fares. Presto funds and passes are stored on your card until you tap onto a reader.