Buses and Trains in Ontario
There are many ways of getting around Ontario but if you don’t want to rent a car a great alternative is by Bus or Rail. The bus and rail system in Ontario is well established, accessible and very reliable. Here is a list of some of the larger terminals, coach and rail companies.
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Algoma Central Rail
Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Algoma Rail offers an interesting and diverse package of rail tours and passenger service for Northern Ontario tourists and travelers. If you are planning an outdoor adventure in the rugged northern Ontario district be sure to check out their offerings.
The Via Rail is Canada’s national passenger rail company. It operates coast to coast and runs up to 503 trains weekly. In Ontario, it travels all around Southern Ontario and to some Northern Ontario towns. The major Via Rail hubs are in Toronto and Ottawa; from there, it’s easy to get to places like Kingston, Windsor, Niagara Falls, and many other cities. Via Rail also offers bus connections from centers that do not have rail service to a Via station. When traveling on the Via Rail, you can choose what kind of car you would like to ride in (passenger, sleeping, baggage, or cars that contain cafés, etc). Please contact Via Rail for more information on routes and types of cars.
The Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity bus company in North America, with 3,100 destinations in North America and 1,100 in Canada. The Greyhound can take you through all of Ontario safely and affordably. Greyhound offers a selection of deals and discounts, including advanced purchase deals, student fares, child fares, military discounts, and friends and family discounts. For an extra $5, you can reserve any seat on the bus that you prefer.
Can-ar Canada is a well-established transportation company operating 40 luxury coaches. They offer a large variety of tours and scheduled service to a many smaller communities in the in the Toronto and southern/central Ontario region.
Coach Canada is a bus service that travels around Southeastern Ontario. It offers both long-distance traveling and city sightseeing tour options and local, intercity traveling. Coach Canada also offers convenient door-to-door airport van transfers, for those flying into a major Ontario airport.
Ontario Northland is a transportation system that focuses specifically on travel through Northern Ontario via trains and coach buses. Ontario Northland passenger trains travel between Moosonee and Toronto, stopping at many points along the way. Coach services are another way for tourists to travel from Toronto up north to Hearst, passing Sudbury and Timmins along the way.
Bike Train Ontario
Bike Train Ontario is a new transportation system that encourages cycling around Ontario. Select passenger rail trains contain bike racks onboard, so that it’s much easier to go on a cycling holidays. Bike Train Ontario travels around Southern Ontario, Eastern Ontario and Northern Ontario. There’s also a Toronto-Niagara Greenbelt Express, which provides service from Union Station in Toronto to Niagara Falls, with several stops so that passengers can enjoy many of the bike trails along the way.
|Algoma Central Railway (Northern Ontario)||705-946-7300|
|Bike Train Ontario||1-866-333-4491|
|Can-ar Coach Service||1-800-387-7097 or 905-738-2290|
|Parkinson Coach Lines||1-866-550-6800|
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