Trains from Cobourg to Guelph
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There are 3 daily trains from Cobourg to Guelph. Traveling by train from Cobourg to Guelph usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 3 hours and 28 minutes.
|Distance||108 mi (173 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 28m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Cobourg to Guelph?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Cobourg to Guelph. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||4h 20m||£42.41|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 3 daily trips between Cobourg and Guelph. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Cobourg to Guelph 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 Cobourg to Guelph?
The distance between Cobourg and Guelph is approximately 108 miles, or 173 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 28 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Cobourg to Guelph are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Cobourg at 13:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Cobourg to Guelph?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Guelph to Cobourg.
Cobourg is an ideal family destination with outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Known to many as the "gem of Lake Ontario," Cobourg has beautiful beaches and stunning waterfront walks in abundance. But Cobourg isn't only worth experiencing lakeside; downtown, you'll find architectural marvels galore, most notably in the form of the tremendous municipal columns of Victoria Hall and the breathtaking stained-glass windows at St. Peter's Church. Lovers of the outdoors are spoiled for choice by the town's vast green spaces, perfect for hiking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching, and snowmobiling.
Cobourg's restaurants serve up various culinary experiences ranging from international delicacies to cheerful pub grub, and the historic harbourfront Farmers' Market at Rotary Park is a great way to eat local. Many independent shops and boutiques, often housed in restored heritage buildings, provide visitors a unique shopping experience akin to a treasure hunt.
The central train station in Cobourg is operated by VIA Rail and provides easy connections to major cities, including nearby Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Airports in Peterborough and Toronto are also available for long-distance travel.
Where is the train station in Cobourg?
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Main departure station: Cobourg VIA Station
The Cobourg VIA Station serves VIA Rail's Toronto to Ottawa and Toronto to Montreal lines. In 2011, the existing station was expanded to include a new platform, a modernized skywalk, and additional amenities, including accessible entrances and bicycle facilities. There is plentiful seating and restrooms inside. There is currently no local transit service to the station, but parking is available for those driving themselves. Several fast-food restaurants are just a short walk away on Division Street for a meal before your train ride.
All train stations in Cobourg:
Cobourg VIA Station
Where is the train station in Guelph?
Main arrival station: Guelph VIA Station
Guelph has one train station.
Train stations in Guelph:
Guelph VIA Station
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