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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

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

Popular train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

  • Guildwood Train Station

What train companies travel to Toronto, Ontario?

Located in Ontario, Canada, Toronto is accessible by train from 54 other cities. You can choose from 129 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Toronto on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Toronto are also available.

Train companies serving Toronto

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail554h 27m$73.48

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Toronto?

$15.35 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Toronto, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Toronto. In the last month, trains from Halton Hills to Toronto had the lowest average price at $15.35. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Toronto:

Where is the train station in Toronto, ON?

The busiest train station in Toronto is Union Station. As Toronto's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Guildwood Train Station.

Which train service has the best service to Toronto?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Toronto by train with VIA Rail giving them a 4.4 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Toronto taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Toronto punctually travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Toronto, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Toronto, ON?

The closest airport to Toronto is Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ), it is located 1.9 miles from the city center of Toronto.

Is Toronto a popular train travel destination?

Toronto ranks number 21 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 95 in Canada. Toronto has the most train connections in the region. There are 180 train schedules arriving in Toronto each day.

What is the population of Toronto?

The population of Toronto is 2600000. Toronto ranks number 25 in terms of population in Ontario and number 70 in all of Canada.

How much do train tickets to Toronto cost?

Train tickets to Toronto range from $15 for a short trip to Toronto, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Toronto starts at , and a longer trip by train to Toronto can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $38 .

What type of traveler does Toronto attract?

People who take the train to Toronto are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Toronto easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Toronto?

The closest train station to the city center of Toronto is Union Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Union Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Toronto. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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