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Toronto - Kitchener Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Toronto to Kitchener. Traveling by train from Toronto to Kitchener usually takes one hour and 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance57 mi (92 km)
Fastest train1h 36m
Lowest price$20.36
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Toronto to Kitchener

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Elizabeth

December 21, 2019

VIA Rail

Was FINE

5.0

Jugoslav

July 7, 2019- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Nel

June 17, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Everything except finding parking. Cons: More parking at the Via rail terminal PLEASE!! Tips: Go early!!! Finding parking is hard!!

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Toronto to Kitchener was $21.90. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Kitchener if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $7.27.

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Ticket prices for the train from Toronto to Kitchener often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $21. If you're thinking of traveling from Toronto to Kitchener during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $26 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Kitchener?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Kitchener. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail11h 36m$26.45
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Toronto and Kitchener. 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 Toronto and Kitchener is approximately 57 miles, or 92 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 36 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Toronto to Kitchener tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Toronto at 5:00pm and arrives in Kitchener about an hour later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Kitchener with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

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.

Kitchener

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Kitchener is a charming city in Southeastern Ontario with a rich cultural heritage that is full of surprises. History buffs can step back in time at Doon Heritage Village and Joseph Schneider Haus National Historic Site, two award-winning attractions evoking an agrarian lifestyle that characterized the area in the 19th and early-20th centuries. Parks and golf courses offer luscious green spaces, and Kitchener has also built a reputation as a popular skiing destination. The Huron Natural Area, located on the perimeter of the city, is an excellent way for outdoor enthusiasts to leave urban comforts behind and embrace the vast woodland surroundings typical of the region.

A product of the city's German community that dates back to the 1800s, Kitchener hosts an annual Oktoberfest—the largest festival of its kind outside of Bavaria and a must-visit event for beer lovers. A thriving theatre scene displays blockbuster shows as well as local productions in venues across the city, such as The Square.

The central Kitchener railway station provides efficient links to the likes of London and Toronto. Regional transport across the Waterloo region is provided by bus, while two nearby airports offer convenient air travel throughout Canada.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Kitchener?

Kitchener VIA Station, Kitchener, ON - CAYKFVIA-0

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Main arrival station: Kitchener

Designated as a heritage station, the VIA Rail Station at Kitchener is a one-story brick structure originally built in 1897. It is located on a narrow strip on the outer edge of the commercial center of Kitchener. Alterations to the original structure in the 20th century led to the current simple, horizontal design. VIA Rail trains depart from Kitchener's station heading to destinations including Toronto and Montreal. Local GO Transit and Grand River Transit buses stop near the station. Some well-regarded hotels within 5 km of the station include Comfort Inn, Waterloo, the Delta Waterloo, and the Inn of Waterloo. The station has restrooms, vending machines, and a shop where you can pick up a coffee and lunch.

All train stations in Kitchener:

  • Kitchener

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