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There are 8 daily trains from Kingston to London. Traveling by train from Kingston to London usually takes around 6 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 5 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||253 mi (407 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 15m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Kingston to London?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Kingston to London. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||8||6h 49m||€59.36|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 8 daily trips between Kingston and London. 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.
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The distance between Kingston and London is approximately 253 miles, or 407 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 15 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.
Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Kingston to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday 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.
The earliest train departs Kingston at 11:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 8 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 London to Kingston.
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.
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.
Where is the train station in Kingston?
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Main departure station: Kingston VIA 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.
All train stations in Kingston:
Kingston VIA Station
Where is the train station in London?
Main arrival station: London VIA Station
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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