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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Waterloo to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Waterloo to Toronto usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest Book-a-Ride bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance58 mi (94 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$12.28
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceBook-a-Ride
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Waterloo to Toronto?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Waterloo to Toronto that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Book-a-Ride usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Book-a-Ride41h 25m$15.90
FlixBus12h 30m$13.37
  • Book Book-a-Ride from Waterloo to Toronto from $12. There are 4 trips per day offered by Book-a-Ride from Waterloo to Toronto and you can expect on average to pay for a Book-a-Ride ticket to Toronto. In Waterloo, Book-a-Ride departs to Toronto from Sportsworld Xing 2 . In Toronto, Book-a-Ride arrives at Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop and one other station.

    An average trip on Book-a-Ride from Waterloo to Toronto takes 1 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Book-a-Ride trip will get you to Toronto in 1 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Book-a-Ride offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Toronto.

  • 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 Waterloo to Toronto, and usually makes the trip in about 2 hours and 30 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 41 minutes to cover the 58 miles from Waterloo to Toronto. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Waterloo to Toronto for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Toronto, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Waterloo to Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Waterloo to Toronto 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 Waterloo to Toronto 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 Waterloo?

Main departure station: Sportsworld Xing 2

Waterloo has two bus stations with service to Toronto.

All bus stations in Waterloo:

  • Sportsworld Xing 2

  • University of Waterloo

Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?

Main arrival station: Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop

Buses arrive in Toronto at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • Yorkdale - Nordstrom TTC Bus Stop

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • 55 Town Centre Court

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