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COVID-19 HSR Updates fOUND on the city of Hamilton website.


get ready to ride!

We know getting to and from your classes and around the Hamilton area can be challenging. The MSA PRESTO Bus Pass is the solution you can count on!

All full-time students at Mohawk College receive a bus pass from the MSA for the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR). This pass comes in the form of a PRESTO card. The pass is valid for each semester you are enrolled and allows you to ride the HSR anywhere and anytime throughout the city.  

Valid HSR U-Pass Dates for Each Semester: 

Spring/Summer: May 1 – August 31  

Fall: September 1 – December 31  

Winter: January 1 – April 30  

Lost your card? See the Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards section.

Accessing and Activating Your Presto Card 

To get set up, click the option that applies to you!

Q: “I’m having trouble setting up my card. Can someone help me?”

A: Yes, click the chat with us button. We’re happy to help!

Q: “I deleted the email with the code, what do I do?” 


A: Log into your MyMohawk account. Select the ‘Campus Life’ tab! 

Q: “I already have a PRESTO card, do I need to come to pick up a new one?” 


A: Nope! Visit ‘I Have a PRESTO Card’ to get started.

presto faqs


To replace a lost, stolen or damaged card, visit the closest Customer Service Outlet near you to purchase a replacement: ​​ 

  • Shoppers Drug Mart 

  • Fortinos 

  • GO Station 

  • MSA Front Desk *If on Campus*  


​Do not register your new PRESTO card online or add a transit pass. 

​Once your card has been replaced, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account at and click on 'Manage' and then 'Report Lost Card'.​

  2. Select the lost or stolen card to block and transfer the balance/account details. 

  3. Under 'Transfer the balance of my lost/stolen/damaged care to' select 'a new card purchased'. Click 'Next' and follow the prompts. 

  4. ​Wait 24 hours, and then tap your PRESTO card on a device to complete the transfer process.

lost, stolen or damaged cards

Take me to Mohawk

Enter your address and hit GO! - you will receive the best bus routes to the school!

Mohawk College on Google Maps.