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About Burlington

Burlington is a charming city with enviable access to natural beauty. Its biggest attraction is the celebrated Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest and perhaps most stunning garden in Canada, but Burlington has a lot more to offer. Walking through the historic downtown, marvel at the city's quaint architecture that features Gothic Revival mansions and old-world churches. Burlington also has various outdoor activities available for every type of adventurer, including gentle walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront, jaw-dropping hikes up the Niagara Escarpment, or adrenaline-fuelled rock climbs at Mount Nemo Conservation Area.

The city has a vibrant culinary scene featuring a range of high-quality eateries and several food-focused festivals such as Ribfest, which falls on Labor Day every year. Dozens of bars and nightclubs serve up live music late into the night for those looking for a party.

Just 30 miles from Toronto, Burlington is well-connected and benefits from its proximity to Canada's biggest city. The local VIA Rail station provides convenient rail links across the region, and Burlington is within driving distance of four different international airports.

Station Information

Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd, Burlington, ON - CAASTAMT-0

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Aldershot Station is Burlington's train station, located in the Aldershot neighborhood slightly southwest of downtown. The station consists of a spacious waiting area with public restrooms and several platforms for long-distance VIA Rail trains and commuter GO Transit trains. The station has two large parking lots, but it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot on weekdays. You can board VIA Rail's Windsor to Toronto line or Toronto to New York line from this station.

Popular train stations in Burlington:

  • Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

What train companies travel to Burlington, Ontario?

Located in Ontario, Canada, Burlington is accessible by train from 7 other cities. You can choose from 24 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Burlington on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Burlington are also available..

Train companies serving Burlington

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak261d 4h 20m$325.23
VIA Rail121h 8m$36.98
Amtrak Maple Leaf18h 55m$154.65
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

  • The Amtrak Maple Leaf is an international rail line that runs from New York City to Toronto. It stops at some popular locations on its way, including Niagara Falls and Albany. Onboard WiFi and a cafe car make travel on the Maple Leaf comfortable and convenient.

Which train carrier has the best service to Burlington?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Burlington by train with VIA Rail giving them a 3.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Burlington taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 3.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Burlington punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Burlington, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$19.95 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Burlington, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Burlington. In the last month, trains from Woodstock to Burlington had the lowest average price at $20.08.

The main train station in Burlington is Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Burlington.

The closest airport to Burlington is John C. Munro Hamilton Intl Airport (YHM), it is located 12.6 miles from the city center of Burlington.
Burlington ranks number 14 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 29 in Canada. Burlington ranks number 9 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Burlington via train service. On average 24 direct daily train trips serve Burlington.
The population of Burlington is 164415. Burlington ranks number 16 in terms of population in Ontario and number 24 in all of Canada.
Train tickets to Burlington range from $20 for a short trip to Burlington, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Burlington starts at , and a longer trip by train to Burlington can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the train to Burlington are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Burlington easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Burlington is Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd, located just 3 miles away. Select Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Burlington. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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