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Cobourg - Toronto Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Cobourg to Toronto. Traveling by train from Cobourg to Toronto usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 53 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Fastest train0h 53m
Lowest price$29.70
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cobourg to Toronto

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Joseph E

August 26, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was a routine trip and met all my expectations. Cons: I am looking forward to VIA Rail's new trains. My coach was worn and a bit down at the heel. Tips: Booking through Wanderu saved me $20 on the return journey. That is a saving all seniors appreciate in hard...

Pros: It was a routine trip and met all my expectations. Cons: I am looking forward to VIA Rail's new trains. My coach was worn and a bit down at the heel. Tips: Booking through Wanderu saved me $20 on the return journey. That is a saving all seniors appreciate in hard times.

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4.0

Marie Anne

August 12, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Easy to travel. Cons: Time.

Pros: Easy to travel. Cons: Time.

5.0

Ellen L

May 11, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: It was relaxing ! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: It was relaxing ! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Helene

September 19, 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Loved my trip. Cons: Love via rail.

Pros: Loved my trip. Cons: Love via rail.

5.0

Barry

August 18, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Enjoy traveling by rail between Toronto and Cobourg. It’s comfortable, relaxing and combined with the UP train link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport it’s a low cost, convenient way to connect with my flight to the west coast. I make this ...

Pros: Enjoy traveling by rail between Toronto and Cobourg. It’s comfortable, relaxing and combined with the UP train link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport it’s a low cost, convenient way to connect with my flight to the west coast. I make this trip several times a year and have never had any issues. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: Recommend advanced booking to ensure seat availability especially if traveling in a group.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Cobourg to Toronto?

In the last month, $30.38 was the average price of a train ticket from Cobourg to Toronto. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $16.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Cobourg to Toronto by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$38 whenever you decide to board the train to Toronto.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Cobourg to Toronto remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Cobourg to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Cobourg to Toronto. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail81h 13m$42.60
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 8 daily trips between Cobourg and Toronto. 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 Cobourg to Toronto 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 Cobourg to Toronto?

The distance between Cobourg and Toronto is approximately 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 53 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Toronto.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Cobourg to Toronto tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cobourg at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Cobourg to Toronto?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Toronto. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto to Cobourg.

City Information

Cobourg

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Cobourg is an ideal family destination with outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Known to many as the "gem of Lake Ontario," Cobourg has beautiful beaches and stunning waterfront walks in abundance. But Cobourg isn't only worth experiencing lakeside; downtown, you'll find architectural marvels galore, most notably in the form of the tremendous municipal columns of Victoria Hall and the breathtaking stained-glass windows at St. Peter's Church. Lovers of the outdoors are spoiled for choice by the town's vast green spaces, perfect for hiking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching, and snowmobiling.

Cobourg's restaurants serve up various culinary experiences ranging from international delicacies to cheerful pub grub, and the historic harbourfront Farmers' Market at Rotary Park is a great way to eat local. Many independent shops and boutiques, often housed in restored heritage buildings, provide visitors a unique shopping experience akin to a treasure hunt.

The central train station in Cobourg is operated by VIA Rail and provides easy connections to major cities, including nearby Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Airports in Peterborough and Toronto are also available for long-distance travel.

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 is the train station in Cobourg?

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Image credit: Secondarywaltz, Public domain

Main departure station: Cobourg

The Cobourg VIA Station serves VIA Rail's Toronto to Ottawa and Toronto to Montreal lines. In 2011, the existing station was expanded to include a new platform, a modernized skywalk, and additional amenities, including accessible entrances and bicycle facilities. There is plentiful seating and restrooms inside. There is currently no local transit service to the station, but parking is available for those driving themselves. Several fast-food restaurants are just a short walk away on Division Street for a meal before your train ride.

All train stations in Cobourg:

  • Cobourg

Where is the train station in Toronto?

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Image credit: The City of Toronto

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

Train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

  • Guildwood

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