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Trip Summary

13 trains operate daily from Toronto to Kingston. The train trip from Toronto to Kingston is usually about 2 hours and 19 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest VIA Rail train can get you there in as little as one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance150 mi (241 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price£23.22
Trains per day23
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto to Kingston

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Linda

5 May 2023- Business

VIA Rail

Helpful staff, cleanliness and service

4.0

Douglas

23 February 2023

VIA Rail

Pros: Returning home on time under poor weather conditions. Cons: Timing.

4.0

Linda

21 August 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Getting there. Cons: Price.

5.0

Barbara

25 June 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Train travel is an excellent way to travel. The seating is comfortable. The food offered was very good. It was fresh & eco packaged. The staff were very helpful & pleasant. With travel there can be unexpected delays. Our train was held up fir a short time as there was something on the tracks. The communication to travellers re: this was clear & helpful. Wish there was more trains available throughout Canada so that this option of travel would be readily available for all travellers in the provinces. Cons: Nothing comes to mind as our experience was very positive. Tips: When planning your travels allow extra time between connections. We nearly missed our train connection by 5 minutes as our booked bus transportation took over 3 hours to arrive in Toronto from Niagara Falls due to heavy traffic. That bus was booked to arrived in 2 hours, not 3. So a lot of extra unnecessary stress was experienced.

5.0

Jean L

22 June 2022- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Oh hat I didn’t have to drive! Cons: Be on time! Late both coming and going! Tips: Give yourself lots of room time-wise.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Toronto to Kingston was £27.67. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Kingston if you book your train tickets at least 18 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra £37.47.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Toronto to Kingston often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only £44,

If you're thinking of traveling from Toronto to Kingston during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £56 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Toronto to Kingston. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 18 days before departure, you can save around £37.47. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Toronto to Kingston?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Kingston. However, there are 13 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail132h 19m£58.74
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 13 daily trips between Toronto and Kingston. 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

The distance between Toronto and Kingston is approximately 150 miles, or 241 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 19 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.

Trains departing from Toronto to Kingston tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. 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.

The earliest train departs Toronto at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 23 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?

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

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

  • Guildwood

Where is the train station in Kingston?

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Main arrival station: Kingston Train Station

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 Train Station

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