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Cobourg - Toronto Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 8 daily train trips between Cobourg and Toronto. The average train journey from Cobourg to Toronto takes one hour and 19 minutes, but some VIA Rail train trips are as short as 54 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Fastest train0h 54m
Lowest price$17.65
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Cobourg to Toronto

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Joseph E

August 26, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was a routine trip and met all my expectations. Cons: I am looking forward to VIA Rail's new trains. My coach was worn and a bit down at the heel. Tips: Booking through Wanderu saved me $20 on the return journey. That is a saving all seniors appreciate in hard times.

4.0

Marie Anne

August 12, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Easy to travel. Cons: Time.

5.0

Ellen L

May 11, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: It was relaxing ! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Helene

September 19, 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Loved my trip. Cons: Love via rail.

5.0

Barry

August 18, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Enjoy traveling by rail between Toronto and Cobourg. It’s comfortable, relaxing and combined with the UP train link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport it’s a low cost, convenient way to connect with my flight to the west coast. I make this trip several times a year and have never had any issues. Cons: Nothing I can think of. Tips: Recommend advanced booking to ensure seat availability especially if traveling in a group.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cobourg to Toronto?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Cobourg to Toronto was $21.23. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Toronto if you book your train tickets at least 13 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $22.32.

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Ticket prices for the train from Cobourg to Toronto often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only $27. If you're thinking of traveling from Cobourg to Toronto during February, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $33 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in February, is to book your trip well in advance.

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Cobourg to Toronto. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 13 days before departure, you can save around $22.32. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Cobourg to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Cobourg to Toronto. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail81h 19m$38.72
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 8 daily trips between Cobourg and Toronto. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cobourg and Toronto is approximately 64 miles, or 103 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 54 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Toronto.

Trains departing from Cobourg to Toronto tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Cobourg at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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. 12 of these are direct connections to Toronto. 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 Toronto to Cobourg.

City Information

Cobourg

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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.

Toronto

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 is the train station in Cobourg?

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Image credit: Secondarywaltz, Public domain

Main departure 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.

All train stations in Cobourg:

  • Cobourg

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

Image credit: The City of Toronto

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Union Station

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!

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

  • Guildwood

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