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There are 10 daily trains from Belleville to Kingston. Traveling by train from Belleville to Kingston usually takes around 37 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 35 minutes.
|Distance||45 mi (72 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 35m|
|Trains per day||10|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Belleville to Kingston?
In the last month, $25.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Belleville to Kingston. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.78 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Belleville to Kingston by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$30 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Belleville to Kingston in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Which train should you take from Belleville to Kingston?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Belleville to Kingston. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||10||0h 38m||$36.43|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 10 daily trips between Belleville and Kingston. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Belleville to Kingston during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train journey from Belleville to Kingston?
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Belleville to Kingston on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Belleville at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Belleville to Kingston?
There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Belleville to Kingston.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Kingston to Belleville.
The biggest city in the Bay of Quinte, Belleville is a charming lakeside community that features a range of sights and activities appealing to everyone in the family. Walking around the city, you’ll notice grand buildings and stately facades from a forgotten era—nowhere is this more evident than the quaint Old East Hill Neighborhood, which boasts the Glanmore National Historic Site. This estate-turned-museum stands as a testament to Belleville's rich history. For outdoors lovers, the city's waterfront is lined with picturesque bayside trails and opportunities for sporting activities, while the various conservation areas bordering Belleville abound with unspoiled natural splendors.
Belleville's Historic Downtown District is the most happening place within the city. It's home to a great selection of shops, a multicultural roster of restaurants, vibrant street performances, and top entertainment venues. The Empire Theatre, which hosts live music and theatre productions, is the heartbeat of the city's arts scene.
More or less equidistant from Toronto and Ottawa, Belleville can be accessed from these two major urban centers on rail service from VIA Rail.
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.
Where is the train station in Belleville?
Main departure station: Belleville Station - 255 Station St
The Belleville VIA Rail Station hosts incoming and outbound trains for the city. Established in 1856, the station underwent a major renovation project in 2012, adding more amenities such as access points for people with disabilities. The current station is served by two rail lines: The Toronto-Ottawa line and the Toronto-Montreal line. The station's additional amenities include paid permanent parking slots and a bicycle box. The station also features three tracks and two platforms to board the trains.
All train stations in Belleville:
Belleville Station - 255 Station St
Where is the train station in Kingston?
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Main arrival station: Kingston Train Station
Opened in 1974, the Kingston VIA Rail Station is the principal intercity rail transportation hub in Kingston, offering rail services throughout Ontario. The station is currently served by two VIA Rail lines: Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal. Public restrooms, vending machines, a snack bar, and wheelchair access points are just some of the station's amenities. The station also offers both long-term and short-term parking slots.
Train stations in Kingston:
Kingston Train Station
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