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Toronto - Waterloo Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Waterloo. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Waterloo usually takes around one hour and 53 minutes, but the fastest Book-a-Ride bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance58 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$12.47
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBook-a-Ride
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Toronto to Waterloo?

Bus tickets for a trip from Toronto to Waterloo cost $12.75 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Toronto to Waterloo by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $13 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Waterloo?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Toronto to Waterloo that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Book-a-Ride usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Book-a-Ride31h 36m$15.97
FlixBus12h 37m$13.02
  • Book Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Waterloo from $12. There are 3 trips per day offered by Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Waterloo and you can expect on average to pay for a Book-a-Ride ticket to Waterloo. In Toronto, Book-a-Ride departs to Waterloo from Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop and one other station. In Waterloo, Book-a-Ride arrives at Sportsworld Xing 2 .

    An average trip on Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Waterloo takes 1 hours and 36 minutes , while the fastest available Book-a-Ride trip will get you to Waterloo in 1 hours and 20 minutes .

    On weekends, Book-a-Ride offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Waterloo.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Toronto to Waterloo, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 37 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 53 minutes to cover the 58 miles from Toronto to Waterloo. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Toronto to Waterloo at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Waterloo, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Waterloo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto to Waterloo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Toronto to Waterloo without transferring.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Toronto?

Main departure station: Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop

Buses to Waterloo leave from 3 stations in Toronto.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • 55 Town Centre Court

Where does the bus arrive in Waterloo?

Main arrival station: Sportsworld Xing 2

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Waterloo.

All bus stations in Waterloo:

  • Sportsworld Xing 2

  • University of Waterloo

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