How to get to Kingston by train
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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.
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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.
Popular train stations in Kingston:
Kingston Train Station
What train companies travel to Kingston, Ontario?
Located in Ontario, Canada, Kingston is accessible by train from 13 other cities. You can choose from 88 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Kingston on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Kingston are also available..
Train companies serving Kingston
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VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. 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.
Which train service has the best service to Kingston?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Kingston by train with VIA Rail giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Kingston taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Kingston punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Kingston, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main train station in Kingston is Kingston Train Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Kingston.
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