Travel in Comfort
Choose to travel by train to Toronto and you’ll be in good hands. VIA Rail handle the majority of long distance train services across Canada. VIA Rail operate services from Halifax on the east coast, through to Winnipeg, as far north as Churchill and onto Prince Rupert and Vancouver on the west coast.
Travelling by train is an awesome way to see Canada’s breath-taking scenery without having to leave the comfort of your seat. Whether you are hopping on a train to Toronto from Montreal, or travelling on Canada’s trans-continental train from Vancouver, it will undoubtedly be an exciting experience.
Toronto Union Station
Toronto’s primary railway station, Union Station, is situated in Downtown, at 61 Front West Street. VIA Rail inter-city services operate from this station. It’s the busiest transportation facility in Canada serving over 250,000 passengers a day. More than half of all Canadian intercity passengers and 91% of all commuter train passengers travel through Union Station. Beautiful architecture surround passengers as they pass through the station or wait for their train. Impressive members lounges and good food facilities provide passengers with all they need for both long and short distance train journeys.
Inter-City Train to Toronto
If you are travelling between Toronto and Montreal, Quebec or Ottawa, the inter-city train service will be ideal for you. The VIA Rail inter-city trains are comfortable and affordable. Skip the hassle of the airport. Instead upgrade to VIA’s Business Class and you’ll even have a hot meal and wine waiting for you. Upgrading may stretch the budget a little, but it’s well worth it.
Montreal to Toronto takes just under 5 hours and there are 5-6 departures per day. Quebec to Montreal takes around 3 hours and trains run several times daily also.
VIA Rail’s Canadian
One of the world’s greatest train journeys is the VIA Rail’s Canadian. Operating throughout the year (with a few exceptions), this famous train route is unlike any other. Travelling between Canada’s east and west coast, Canadian links up Toronto with Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper National Park in the Rockies and Vancouver. A train journey that can only be described as breath-taking, mesmerising and unforgettable. Canadian offers visitors choice and the opportunity to see more places during a single trip.
Travelling in comfort in the original 1955-built stainless-steel coaches, the journey from coast to coast takes 4 days. Book an economy ticket and you’ll be allocated a comfortable reclining seat with fold out leg rests. Increase your budget a little and you can opt for a Sleeper Plus class instead. These comfortable and private rooms are perfect for long distances, with restaurant car meals included.
GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Routes extend to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The service assists over 65 million passengers a year and covers 11,000 square kilometres. A combination of train and bus services operate from Hamilton in the west, Newcastle in the east, from Orangeville in the north and Niagara Falls in the south. Reaching one of the world’s most famous landmarks has never been so easy, thanks to GO Transit. It’s an impressive network of almost faultless transportation running right through the heart of the city.