Dorval to Cobourg train
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There are 7 daily trains from Dorval to Cobourg. Traveling by train from Dorval to Cobourg usually takes around 4 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 3 hours and 32 minutes.
|Distance||240 mi (386 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 32m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Dorval to Cobourg?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Dorval to Cobourg. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||7||4h 24m||€76.58|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 7 daily trips between Dorval and Cobourg. 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 Dorval and Cobourg is approximately 240 miles, or 386 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 32 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.
Trains from Dorval to Cobourg are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Dorval 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 7 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Cobourg. 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 Cobourg to Dorval.
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 Dorval?
Main departure station: Dorval Train Station
There is one train station in Dorval.
All train stations in Dorval:
Dorval Train Station
Where is the train station in Cobourg?
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Main arrival station: Cobourg
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.
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