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Barrie - Toronto Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Barrie to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Barrie to Toronto usually takes around one hour and 34 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$13.65
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Barrie to Toronto?

$14.31 is the average price of a bus ticket from Barrie to Toronto. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$41$27$14AprMay

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Barrie to Toronto is expected to be between $30 and $33. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is April 22, 2024, when tickets are available for April 22, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $30.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Barrie to Toronto, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $23 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Barrie to Toronto?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Barrie to Toronto that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ontario Northland usually offers more choice, with 13 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US11h 31m$14.82
Ontario Northland131h 35m$24.06
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Barrie to Toronto, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Ontario Northland has been running buses since 1937 and continues to provide essential intercity service across Canada's second-largest province. Onboard their vehicles, passengers will find Wi-Fi connectivity described by passengers as excellent. Ontario Northland's clean and comfortable vehicles also include power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms. Ontario Northland trips from Barrie to Toronto usually take about 1 hours and 35 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 34 minutes to cover the 85 kilometers from Barrie to Toronto. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Barrie to Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Barrie to Toronto every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Barrie

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Barrie is a beautiful lakeside city whose waterfront draws visitors from near and far. Kempenfelt Bay is home to three beaches, lush bayside gardens, and the serene Waterfront Trail, but Barrie also has much more to offer. A walking tour through the historic Downtown district reveals the city's diverse cultural and architectural heritage. This is also the place to embrace Barrie's thriving art scene in the form of the renowned MacLaren Art Centre and the city's iconic Spirit Catcher sculpture by the bay. Standout outdoor activities include hot air balloon rides over Barrie, Lake Simcoe scuba diving, and wintertime skiing.

With a dizzying selection of antique shops, flea markets, small boutiques, and big shopping malls, Barrie is home to a one-of-a-kind shopping culture that is well worth exploring. And if you're visiting during the ice hockey season, be sure to catch a game at the Barrie Molson Centre.

Barrie is well served by highway and rail links that connect the city to Toronto, from which destinations further afield are accessible. Intercity bus travel is available downtown from the centrally-located Barrie Bus Terminal.

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Barrie?

24 Maple Ave, Barrie, ON - CABRRCAONO-0

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Main departure station: 24 Maple Ave

Built in 1991 to replace an older terminal across the street, the Barrie Bus Terminal on Maple Ave is one of Barrie's municipal and intercity bus stations. Ontario Northland buses run from this station to destinations like Toronto and Ottawa. Inside the large building, passengers will find plenty of seating, restrooms, and customer service staff. The bus terminal is close to the bars and restaurants along nearby Dunlop Street and a short walk from Heritage Park on Lake Simcoe.

All bus stations in Barrie:

  • 24 Maple Ave

  • Allendale Waterfront

  • 354 Bayfield S

Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main arrival station: 1 Yorkdale St

The Bus Terminal on Yorkdale Street provides intercity bus services for Toronto. The terminal opened in 1979, and it is located right in the middle of North York, slightly northwest of downtown Toronto. Ontario Northland operates intercity bus service through the Yorkdale Bus Terminal. There are 13 bus stands at the station, offering ample parking spaces for incoming and outgoing buses. Amenities at the station include a waiting lounge and public restrooms. If you have time before your bus departs, head into the neighboring Yorkdale Shopping Centre for an assortment of top brands.

Bus stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

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