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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Kingston. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Kingston usually takes around 2 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance150 mi (241 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$28.89
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceRed Arrow Motorcoach
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Toronto to Kingston

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Mark

March 17, 2023- Visiting friends

Rider Express

Pros: Cheap. Cons: More space.

4.0

Kevin

March 3, 2023- Regular commuter

Book-a-Ride

Pros: The driver he was excellent. Cons: Upgrade on washrooms.

How much is a bus ticket from Toronto to Kingston?

$30.85 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Kingston. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$82$54$27MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Kingston is expected to range from $50 to $65. If you are looking to travel to Kingston within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $50. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $50 and can be found on May 24, 2023.

Monthly average prices

$68$54$41$27$14JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Kingston in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $59 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$54$41$27$143020100

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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$10.71 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Kingston?

There are 3 bus lines from Toronto to Kingston available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Red Arrow Motorcoach usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Book-a-Ride42h 37m$30.22
Red Arrow Motorcoach52h 47m$59.27
Rider Express42h 44m$34.71
  • Book Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Kingston from $29. There are 4 Book-a-Ride schedules from Toronto to Kingston and you can expect on average to pay for a Book-a-Ride ticket to Kingston. In Toronto, Book-a-Ride departs to Kingston from Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay) and 1 other station. In Kingston, Book-a-Ride arrives at Starbucks Bus Stop and no other station.

    An average trip on Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Kingston takes 2 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Book-a-Ride trip will get you to Kingston in 2 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Book-a-Ride offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Kingston.

  • Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 5 trips each day from Toronto to Kingston, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 241 kilometers from Toronto to Kingston. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Kingston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Kingston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto to Kingston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Toronto to Kingston without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toronto to Kingston; ticket prices start at $48.82.

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.

Kingston

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Kingston is a beautiful lake city where the past and present intermingle at every turn, offering visitors of all ages and interests something to enjoy. History enthusiasts should visit Fort Henry National Historic Site to see remnants of old military conquest. Next, head to Bellevue House, the former home of Canada's first Prime Minister and perhaps the best example of the old-world Victorian architecture in the city.

Located on the northern tip of Lake Ontario, Kingston is brimming with watersports, bike trails, and mountain hikes for those that want to immerse themselves in nature—the Thousand Islands National Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, situated just outside of the city, are two highlights.

Kingston also harbors a bustling urban culture comprising live music, antique markets, and culinary excellence that is best experienced simply by walking around and following your eyes and nose. Raise a glass in any of Kingston's award-winning wineries or microbreweries before heading downtown to dine at one of the many international restaurants.

The city is well-placed and offers easy connections via rail and bus to major urban centers like Toronto and Montreal. Norman Rogers Airport is the quickest way to get around regionally, while the historic Rideau Canal provides Ottawa-bound travelers a slower but incredibly scenic mode of transport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Toronto?

Main departure station: 55 Town Centre Court

Buses to Kingston leave from 6 stations in Toronto.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • 55 Town Centre Court

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay)

  • 300 Borough Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Kingston?

Main arrival station: Starbucks Bus Stop

Buses arrive in Kingston at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Kingston:

  • Starbucks Bus Stop

  • 1185 Division St.

  • Queens University

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