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Toronto - Stratford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Toronto to Stratford per day. The average train journey from Toronto to Stratford takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance82 mi (133 km)
Fastest train2h 17m
Lowest price$26.38
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Toronto to Stratford

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Ann

February 9, 2024- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Very convenient, far better than driving a rental car. Cons: Nothing to improve. Tips: Remember headphones so you can enjoy the wifi.

4.0

Ann

November 8, 2023- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: I like the wifi access! Cons: Nothing needs to improve, running late can't be helped. Tips: Use Wanderu for easy online booking.

5.0

Jonna

December 3, 2021- Vacation

VIA Rail

Stewards were very helpful with my luggage. The food I bought was of good quality. A pleasant and comfortable trip!

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

The average price for a train ticket from Toronto to Stratford is $26.38, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 26 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $11.50 more.

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Mark your calendar for July if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Toronto to Stratford. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $28. If you're planning a trip from Toronto to Stratford during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $35 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Stratford?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Stratford. 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 Rail12h 17m$32.88
  • 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 Stratford. 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 Stratford is approximately 82 miles, or 133 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 17 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains departing from Toronto to Stratford tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Stratford around 2 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Stratford 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 Stratford 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.

Station Information

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 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 Stratford?

Main arrival station: Stratford

Stratford has one train station.

All train stations in Stratford:

  • Stratford

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