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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Toronto to London. Traveling by train from Toronto to London usually takes around 2 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Fastest train2h 7m
Lowest price$36.94
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

rachel

November 9, 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Was a bathroom decently affordable. Cons: Seats are so uncomfortable but it’s expected.

Pros: Was a bathroom decently affordable. Cons: Seats are so uncomfortable but it’s expected.

5.0

Shah

September 6, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Good

Good

5.0

Marilyn

January 20, 2020- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Staff quite helpful. Train left and arrived on time. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Staff quite helpful. Train left and arrived on time. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Shanette

September 8, 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: It was on time. Cons: The car I was in was pretty old. Upholstery could be improved.

Pros: It was on time. Cons: The car I was in was pretty old. Upholstery could be improved.

4.0

Jacinta

July 31, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: The price was reasonable and it was a smooth train ride. Cons: Prices could always be better 😊. I was very pleased a sale came up for the dates I needed to travel or else I could not have used the VIA. Tips: Remember VIA does not take cash, bring your credit car...

Pros: The price was reasonable and it was a smooth train ride. Cons: Prices could always be better 😊. I was very pleased a sale came up for the dates I needed to travel or else I could not have used the VIA. Tips: Remember VIA does not take cash, bring your credit card.

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

In the last month, $38.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to London, ON. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to London will vary between C$47 and C$72. Planning a train trip to London within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toronto over the next 7 days is C$47. 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 London 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$42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to London in April, 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 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to London from Toronto will be about C$30.76 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Toronto to London?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to London, Ontario. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail72h 30m$46.63
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to London start from $37, and on average cost . Daily there are 7 VIA Rail schedules to London. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station . And in London trains arrive at London VIA Station .

    From Toronto to London train travel on VIA Rail takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 7 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Toronto and London is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 7 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Toronto to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday 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 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 London?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Toronto to London.

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

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.

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 London?

London VIA Station, London, ON - CAXDQVIA-0

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Arrival 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.

Train stations in London:

  • London VIA Station

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