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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Toronto to Kingston. Traveling by train from Toronto to Kingston usually takes around 3 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance150 mi (241 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price$44.84
Trains per day29
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto, ON to Kingston, ON

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Michelle

October 18, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Quite and relaxing. Staff always keep us up to date which is helpful. Cons: Chair position, couldn’t lean back.

Pros: Quite and relaxing. Staff always keep us up to date which is helpful. Cons: Chair position, couldn’t lean back.

4.0

John

September 22, 2019- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: Helpful and friendly staff. Cons: Connecting trip to get there(GO).

Pros: Helpful and friendly staff. Cons: Connecting trip to get there(GO).

4.0

Margaret

September 12, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: I am a senior. The porter lifted my bag up the steps for me. Also there was a low storage area so i did not have to lift my bag up above my seat. The windows were clean. Cons: I don't know. I have not ridden on a train for years. Tips: There was a lot of walking...

Pros: I am a senior. The porter lifted my bag up the steps for me. Also there was a low storage area so i did not have to lift my bag up above my seat. The windows were clean. Cons: I don't know. I have not ridden on a train for years. Tips: There was a lot of walking from Union Station partly because of construction so allow extra time to get to your train.

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4.0

Reg

June 13, 2019

VIA Rail

Pros: Just about everything. Cons: Signage at Union Station. Tips: Leave yourself lots of time for checking in.

Pros: Just about everything. Cons: Signage at Union Station. Tips: Leave yourself lots of time for checking in.

5.0

Gwen

May 28, 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: I travel with via quite a bit between Kingston and Toronto, and every time I do it is a positive experience. The staff goes above and beyond for people all the time, myself included. Traveling with via is my the best mode of transportation for sure. Cons: Honest...

Pros: I travel with via quite a bit between Kingston and Toronto, and every time I do it is a positive experience. The staff goes above and beyond for people all the time, myself included. Traveling with via is my the best mode of transportation for sure. Cons: Honestly I can't think of anything at this time. Tips: You can buy alcoholic beverages! They're expensive, but sometimes you really need that glass of wine.

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

In the last month, $73.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Kingston, ON. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $18.19 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$133$89$44NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to Kingston will vary between C$94 and C$116. Planning a train trip to Kingston within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toronto over the next 7 days is C$94. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Toronto to Kingston by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$61 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Kingston in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$91 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

$127$101$76$51$253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kingston from Toronto will be about C$18.19 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Kingston?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to Kingston, Ontario. However, there are 16 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail163h 18m$85.32
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Kingston start from $45, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 VIA Rail schedules to Kingston. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Guildwood Train Station and one other station. And in Kingston trains arrive at Kingston VIA Station .

    From Toronto to Kingston train travel on VIA Rail takes 3 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kingston faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 27 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kingston.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto 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.

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 Toronto to Kingston?

The distance between Toronto and Kingston is approximately 150 miles, or 241 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Toronto to Kingston tend to have the most passangers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Toronto at 6:00am 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 Toronto to Kingston?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 29 of these are direct connections to Kingston. 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 Kingston to Toronto.

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 is the train station in Toronto?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Toronto where you can board the train to Kingston.

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Guildwood Train Station

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Kingston?

Kingston VIA Station, Kingston, ON - CAXEGVIA-0

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Kingston VIA Station, Kingston, ON - CAXEGVIA-1

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Arrival stations

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 VIA Station

Need a return trip from Kingston to Toronto?

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