There are two main train services in the city of Toronto. Both offer good coverage of travel to outlying areas, at reasonable rates.
Go Transit is Ontario’s inter-regional transit system that links Toronto with other townships in the surrounding area. Over 55 million people per year utilize this service, making it an integral transportation system for the GTA’s inhabitants. Go Transit offers service as far east as Oshawa Ontario, as far west as Hamilton, and as far north as Barrie, making it a very far-flung network with a great deal of coverage for Southern Ontario. Go Transit service is very practical, and is used by a very large number of commuters who work in Toronto, but live in the surrounding areas.
Fares for Go Transit start at about $3 for a single ride to one city, then goes up according to how far you would like to travel. Multi-ride and monthly passes are also available for Go Transit, with a cost of about $130 per month for the average adult. Tickets can be purchased online, or at any Go Transit station.
Go Transit maintains an excellent website that can be accessed by clicking the link in the title, or clicking here.
For those traveling to other major cities in Canada, Via Rail offers excellent service. With trains that run as far west as Vancouver, British Columbia and as far east as Halifax, Nova Scotia, much of the country is serviced by Via Rail.
Rates by train are comparable to that of flying, with fares as little as $70 to go from Toronto to Montreal, to as much as $700 between Toronto and Vancouver. Via does offer discount rates regularly, however, so it’s a good idea to check their website often. Tickets can be purchase online, or at the departing station.
Via Rail’s website can be accessed by clicking the link in the title, or by going here.