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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Barrie. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Barrie usually takes around 2 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$20.26
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Toronto to Barrie

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ella

October 9, 2022- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: No problems, clean, just a normal good bus ride. Cons: Nothing apart from price.

Pros: No problems, clean, just a normal good bus ride. Cons: Nothing apart from price.

5.0

Dorothy

January 6, 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: Excellent views from bus windows. Cons: Fewer stops before heading straight to Barrie.

Pros: Excellent views from bus windows. Cons: Fewer stops before heading straight to Barrie.

5.0

Evelyn

August 23, 2020- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: Very much on time, i like the whole trip. Cons: Just continue the good service and the good price, so people will come to you and use your service often. Tips: Yes! I recommend your service to them.

Pros: Very much on time, i like the whole trip. Cons: Just continue the good service and the good price, so people will come to you and use your service often. Tips: Yes! I recommend your service to them.

5.0

Meghan

October 14, 2019- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: The driver was just a delight :) won’t use any other service ! Cons: Nope the wifi wasn’t great but can’t complain :).

Pros: The driver was just a delight :) won’t use any other service ! Cons: Nope the wifi wasn’t great but can’t complain :).

How much is a bus ticket from Toronto to Barrie?

$22.09 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Barrie. 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

$40$27$13NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Barrie is expected to range from $30 to $31. If you are looking to travel to Barrie within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $30. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $30 and can be found on December 5, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Toronto to Barrie by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $23 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$34$27$20$13$73020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$5.11 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Barrie?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Toronto to Barrie. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland122h 22m$23.11
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    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 Toronto to Barrie usually take about 2 hours and 22 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Toronto to Barrie during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Toronto to Barrie?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 85 kilometers from Toronto to Barrie. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Toronto to Barrie for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Toronto?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Barrie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Barrie are there per day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto to Barrie every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Barrie?

24 Maple Ave, Barrie, ON - CABRRCAONO-0

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Barrie:

  • 24 Maple Ave

  • Allendale Waterfront

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