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Toronto - Kitchener Train Schedule

Train
$29.00
5:40 PM
Union Station
7:16 PM
Kitchener VIA Station
VIA
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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Toronto to Kitchener. Traveling by train from Toronto to Kitchener usually takes around one hour and 36 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance57 mi (92 km)
Fastest train1h 35m
Lowest price$23.99
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Elizabeth

December 21, 2019

VIA Rail

Was FINE

Was FINE

5.0

Jugoslav

July 7, 2019- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Nel

June 17, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Everything except finding parking. Cons: More parking at the Via rail terminal PLEASE!! Tips: Go early!!! Finding parking is hard!!

Pros: Everything except finding parking. Cons: More parking at the Via rail terminal PLEASE!! Tips: Go early!!! Finding parking is hard!!

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

In the last month, $24.41 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Kitchener, ON. 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 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.75 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to Kitchener will vary between C$31 and C$36. Planning a train trip to Kitchener within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toronto over the next 7 days is C$31. 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

$32$26$19$13$6JFMAMJJASOND

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Toronto to Kitchener 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$23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Kitchener in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$31 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

$64$51$38$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 5 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kitchener from Toronto will be about C$3.75 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Kitchener?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to Kitchener, Ontario. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail21h 36m$25.13
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Kitchener start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 VIA Rail schedules to Kitchener. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station . And in Kitchener trains arrive at Kitchener VIA Station .

    From Toronto to Kitchener train travel on VIA Rail takes 1 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kitchener faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 35 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kitchener.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Kitchener 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 Kitchener?

The distance between Toronto and Kitchener is approximately 57 miles, or 92 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 35 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 Kitchener tend to have the most passangers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Toronto at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Kitchener?

Trains leave the station in Toronto twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Kitchener with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kitchener 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.

Kitchener

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Kitchener is a charming city in Southeastern Ontario with a rich cultural heritage that is full of surprises. History buffs can step back in time at Doon Heritage Village and Joseph Schneider Haus National Historic Site, two award-winning attractions evoking an agrarian lifestyle that characterized the area in the 19th and early-20th centuries. Parks and golf courses offer luscious green spaces, and Kitchener has also built a reputation as a popular skiing destination. The Huron Natural Area, located on the perimeter of the city, is an excellent way for outdoor enthusiasts to leave urban comforts behind and embrace the vast woodland surroundings typical of the region.

A product of the city's German community that dates back to the 1800s, Kitchener hosts an annual Oktoberfest—the largest festival of its kind outside of Bavaria and a must-visit event for beer lovers. A thriving theatre scene displays blockbuster shows as well as local productions in venues across the city, such as The Square.

The central Kitchener railway station provides efficient links to the likes of London and Toronto. Regional transport across the Waterloo region is provided by bus, while two nearby airports offer convenient air travel throughout Canada.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Departure 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!

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Kitchener?

Kitchener VIA Station, Kitchener, ON - CAYKFVIA-0

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Arrival stations

Kitchener has one train station.

Train stations in Kitchener:

  • Kitchener VIA Station

Need a return trip from Kitchener to Toronto?

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