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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from London to Toronto. Traveling by train from London to Toronto usually takes around 2 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Fastest train2h 9m
Lowest price$37.29
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from London to Toronto

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Maria Rosa

March 20, 2022- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Got to see different places and got to meet people, ..will be doing it again soon.. Cons: Maybe more options for times to travel..the wifi wasn't working properly that's all..but all is good. Tips: Just enjoy life ......travel while you can...

Pros: Got to see different places and got to meet people, ..will be doing it again soon.. Cons: Maybe more options for times to travel..the wifi wasn't working properly that's all..but all is good. Tips: Just enjoy life ......travel while you can...

5.0

Katherine

December 21, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Did not have to drive. Cons: Not sure. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

Pros: Did not have to drive. Cons: Not sure. Tips: Bring a neck pillow.

5.0

Mark

November 29, 2021- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: everything. Cons: Everything was excellent.

Pros: everything. Cons: Everything was excellent.

5.0

Marilyn

January 16, 2020- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Relaxing and comfortable

Relaxing and comfortable

5.0

Patricia

November 8, 2019- Couples trip

VIA Rail

Pros: Very pleasant. New car and very comfy. Cons: Nothing really. A fun trip. Via only takes VISA or MasterCard for purchases of food, drinks and snacks. That's very annoying. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Very pleasant. New car and very comfy. Cons: Nothing really. A fun trip. Via only takes VISA or MasterCard for purchases of food, drinks and snacks. That's very annoying. Tips: N/A.

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

In the last month, $38.70 was the average price of a train ticket from London 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $41.29 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from London to Toronto by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Toronto in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$62 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Toronto from London will be about C$41.29 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from London to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects London to Toronto. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail42h 41m$56.17
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from London to Toronto start from $37, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 VIA Rail schedules to Toronto. VIA Rail in London leaves from London VIA Station . And in Toronto trains arrive at Union Station .

    From London to Toronto train travel on VIA Rail takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 London to Toronto?

The distance between London and Toronto is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 9 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from London to Toronto. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 London to Toronto?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Toronto.

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

City Information

London

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London may not be the first Canadian city that comes to mind when planning a trip away, but it is home to many hidden treasures that are well worth experiencing first-hand. The city is a hub for science, technology, and education, making it an alluring destination for the intellectually-inclined traveler. Discover London's proud medical history in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Banting House, former home of the man who discovered insulin. Museum London and London Children Museum offer fascinating exhibitions for art enthusiasts and little ones, respectively. Nicknamed "The Forest City," London abounds with nature which visitors can experience downtown in Victoria Park or further afield in any of the lush conservation areas bordering the city.

If you're partial to a pint, Old East Village is the place to get a taste of the famous local craft beers, while Labatt Brewery, the biggest brewery in Canada, opens its doors to beer enthusiasts for tours and sampling sessions.

Sitting along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, London is a vital thoroughfare with VIA Rail train connections to major cities, including Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. London International Airport also provides daily flights to destinations in Canada and the U.S.

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 London?

London VIA Station, London, ON - CAXDQVIA-0

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Departure stations

The London VIA Rail Station is a large intercity rail station in London, offering access to travelers who wish to visit Windsor, Toronto, and Sarnia. Built in 1963, the station is large and fitted with modern amenities such as access points for people with disabilities as well as parking slots and vending machines. It received significant renovations in 2001, adding even more amenities to the station. Two VIA Rail lines serve the station: the Sarnia-Toronto and the Windsor-Toronto.

All train stations in London:

  • London VIA Station

Where is the train station in Toronto?

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Arrival stations

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

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