Trains from Sarnia to Toronto

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Sarnia to Toronto. Traveling by train from Sarnia to Toronto usually takes around 4 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance159 mi (256 km)
Fastest train4h 25m
Lowest price$36.21
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

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VIA Rail

It was the most convenient way to get from A to B!

It was the most convenient way to get from A to B!

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

In the last month, $43.45 was the average price of a train ticket from Sarnia to Toronto. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $25.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sarnia to Toronto by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sarnia to Toronto in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $54 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Toronto from Sarnia will be about $25.46 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sarnia to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Sarnia to Toronto. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail24h 42m$61.41
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 2 daily trips between Sarnia 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

Is it safe to travel by train from Sarnia to Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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.

How long is the train journey from Sarnia to Toronto?

The distance between Sarnia and Toronto is approximately 159 miles, or 256 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Sarnia to Toronto on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sarnia at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Sarnia to Toronto?

Trains leave the station in Sarnia twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Toronto faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto to Sarnia.

City Information

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 Sarnia?

Main departure station: Sarnia VIA Station

There is one train station in Sarnia.

All train stations in Sarnia:

  • Sarnia VIA Station

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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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

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