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Toronto - Barrie Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity coaches per day from Toronto to Barrie. Traveling by coach from Toronto to Barrie usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price£7.68
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for coaches from Toronto to Barrie

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

June

8 March 2024- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

It arrived earlier than I had expected, pleasantly surprized Great to know I could have charged my phone and fit bit on the bus.

5.0

Ella

9 October 2022- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: No problems, clean, just a normal good bus ride. Cons: Nothing apart from price.

5.0

Dorothy

6 January 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: Excellent views from bus windows. Cons: Fewer stops before heading straight to Barrie.

5.0

Evelyn

23 August 2020- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: Very much on time, i like the whole trip. Cons: Just continue the good service and the good price, so people will come to you and use your service often. Tips: Yes! I recommend your service to them.

5.0

Meghan

14 October 2019- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: The driver was just a delight :) won’t use any other service ! Cons: Nope the wifi wasn’t great but can’t complain :).

How much is a coach ticket from Toronto to Barrie?

Bus tickets for a trip from Toronto to Barrie cost £9.08 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Toronto to Barrie is expected to be between £12 and £18. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 15 July 2024, when tickets are available for 15 July 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just £12.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Toronto to Barrie are usually around £13 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 12 days in advance. This way, you can save up to £6.51 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What coach companies travel from Toronto to Barrie?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Toronto to Barrie that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ontario Northland usually offers more choice, with 15 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 45m£10.02
Ontario Northland152h 21m£13.67
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Toronto to Barrie, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Ontario Northland has been running coaches since 1937 and continues to provide essential intercity service across Canada's second-largest province. Onboard their vehicles, passengers will find Wi-Fi connectivity described by passengers as excellent. Ontario Northland's clean and comfortable vehicles also include power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms. Ontario Northland trips from Toronto to Barrie usually take about 2 hours and 21 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 2 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 53 miles from Toronto to Barrie. However, the fastest coach only takes 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Barrie at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Toronto to Barrie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 16 scheduled coaches that travel from Toronto to Barrie every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

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.

Barrie

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Barrie is a beautiful lakeside city whose waterfront draws visitors from near and far. Kempenfelt Bay is home to three beaches, lush bayside gardens, and the serene Waterfront Trail, but Barrie also has much more to offer. A walking tour through the historic Downtown district reveals the city's diverse cultural and architectural heritage. This is also the place to embrace Barrie's thriving art scene in the form of the renowned MacLaren Art Centre and the city's iconic Spirit Catcher sculpture by the bay. Standout outdoor activities include hot air balloon rides over Barrie, Lake Simcoe scuba diving, and wintertime skiing.

With a dizzying selection of antique shops, flea markets, small boutiques, and big shopping malls, Barrie is home to a one-of-a-kind shopping culture that is well worth exploring. And if you're visiting during the ice hockey season, be sure to catch a game at the Barrie Molson Centre.

Barrie is well served by highway and rail links that connect the city to Toronto, from which destinations further afield are accessible. Intercity bus travel is available downtown from the centrally-located Barrie Bus Terminal.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main departure station: 1 Yorkdale St

The Bus Terminal on Yorkdale Street provides intercity bus services for Toronto. The terminal opened in 1979, and it is located right in the middle of North York, slightly northwest of downtown Toronto. Ontario Northland operates intercity bus service through the Yorkdale Bus Terminal. There are 13 bus stands at the station, offering ample parking spaces for incoming and outgoing buses. Amenities at the station include a waiting lounge and public restrooms. If you have time before your bus departs, head into the neighboring Yorkdale Shopping Centre for an assortment of top brands.

All coach stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Barrie?

24 Maple Ave, Barrie, ON - CABRRCAONO-0

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Main arrival station: 24 Maple Ave

Built in 1991 to replace an older terminal across the street, the Barrie Bus Terminal on Maple Ave is one of Barrie's municipal and intercity coach stations. Ontario Northland coaches run from this station to destinations like Toronto and Ottawa. Inside the large building, passengers will find plenty of seating, restrooms, and customer service staff. The bus terminal is close to the bars and restaurants along nearby Dunlop Street and a short walk from Heritage Park on Lake Simcoe.

Coach stations in Barrie:

  • 24 Maple Ave

  • 9 A Simcoe St

  • Allendale Waterfront

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