YOUR HOLIDAYS
START WITH GO

The holidays are about celebrating traditions. From newly adopted ones to time-honoured affairs, ’tis the season for creating memories with family, friends and loved ones. So whatever your holiday traditions may be this year, ours is getting you to yours.

 

Finding that Perfect Gift

Looking to make this holiday season a little brighter? Look no further, as we’ve got some festive shopping ideas where you can find that perfect gift.

Holiday Shopping

Our trains and buses love to drop by the mall. We have service to Square One, Yorkdale, Pickering Town Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre and so many more. Leave the driving to us and spend your time making that list and checking it twice. You can use the parking and gas money to buy yourself a little something!

TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET

November 18 — December 22

Hosted in the city’s Distillery Historic District, the Toronto Christmas Market combines old-world charm with modern-day holiday attractions. This popular market features festive lighting and décor plus musical performances from carolers and Bavarian brass bands. The market’s beer gardens and hospitality lounges are especially popular, as guests can warm up with festive foods, mulled wine, or hot rum drinks. Visitors can also browse through local, handcrafted products and check out the market’s giant Christmas tree.

EARLY HOMEBOUND

DEC 23 & 30

Looking to leave work early? We’ve got early homebound train service to start things off on the right boot.

Lakeshore West (Westbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:20, 13:10 & 14:20
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 16:00, 17:15 & 17:30
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 12:13, 12:43, 13:13, 13:43, 14:13, 14:43, 15:15, 15:30, 15:40, 16:10, 16:30, 16:40, 17:00 & 17:10
  • Regular evening trips will depart Union starting at 17:40 onwards

Lakeshore East (Eastbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:30, 13:30 & 14:30
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 16:30, 17:35 & 18:00
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 12:13, 12:43, 13:13, 13:43, 14:13, 14:43, 15:15, 15:43, 16:00, 16:10, 16:40, 17:00, 17:15 & 17:40
  • Regular evening train trips will depart Union starting at 18:13 onwards

Stouffville (Northbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:18 & 13:18
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 16:48, 18:00 & 19:18
  • Trip from Union at 14:03 will be extended to Lincolnville
  • Regular trips will depart Union heading northbound at 15:11, 16:18, 17:20, 18:10 & 19:18

Barrie (Northbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:25, 13:25 & 14:25
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 16:40, 17:35 & 18:45
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 15:40, 16:10, 17:05 & 18:05

Richmond Hill (Northbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:10, 13:10 & 14:10
  • Trip from Union at 15:10 & 17:30 will be extended to Gormley
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 & 20:00
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 15:10, 16:30 & 17:30

Milton (Westbound)

  • Early homebound trips will depart Union at 12:35, 13:05, 13:35, 14:05 & 14:35
  • Cancelled trips from Union at 16:10, 16:55, 17:10, 17:25 & 17:55
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 15:40, 16:40, 17:40, 18:25 & 19:10

Kitchener (Westbound)

  • Mid-day service now provides regular early homebound options
  • Regular trips will depart Union at 12:53, 13:53, 14:53, 15:35, 16:20, 16:50, 17:02, 17:20, 17:50 & 18:50

Some bus trips will also be adjusted, cancelled or added across the network.

Check your schedule here.

CHRISTMAS EVE

DEC 24

The holidays are here, and that means quality time with family, friends and loved ones. However you celebrate Christmas Eve, you can rely on us to get you to all your special holiday moments with our Saturday schedule. That means service will run according to the Saturday schedule specific to that route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service, so please check your schedule for more information.

CHRISTMAS DAY

DEC 25

It’s finally Christmas Day—the day you've been waiting for! A day for family, holiday cheer, and selfies with newly opened presents. For those who continue the festivities by visiting others, we’ll be running on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day. That means service will run according to the Sunday schedule specific to that route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service, so please check your schedule for more information.

Check your schedule here.

BOXING DAY

DEC 26

For those who are out & about on Boxing Day, trying to get a deal, GO will be running on a Saturday schedule on December 26. That means service will run according to the Saturday schedule specific to that route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service, so please check your schedule for more information.

Check your schedule here.

WORLD JUNIORS

Dec 26 - Jan 5

He shoots, he scores!! Check out all the action at the 2017 World Juniors in Toronto. Enjoy the ease of taking GO right to Union Station and avoid the hassle of traffic and parking by the ACC. But be sure to check your schedule first, since GO will be running a holiday schedule during this time.

Check your schedule here.

OBSERVED BOXING DAY

DECEMBER 27

For those getting back into the swing of things, GO will be running on a Saturday schedule on December 27 in observance of Boxing Day. That means service will run according to the Saturday schedule specific to that route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service, so please check your schedule for more information.

Check your schedule here.

NEW YEARS

DEC 31 - JAN 2

The year may be winding down, but not our service. With our early homebound trains on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be ready and waiting for the partying to start. If your plans involve celebrating in Toronto, we’ve got special train service in the evening to take you downtown. With free late-night rides after 7 pm, special train service leaving Union Station after the countdown – and not to mention all our bus services – we’ve got your entire night covered, so let the good times roll.

Holiday/Schedule Change Date Schedule Type
New Year's Eve December 31,2016 Saturday Schedule.
Late-night service & free rides after 7 p.m.
New Year's Day January 1,2017 Sunday Schedule
Observed New Year's Day January 2,2017 Sunday Schedule

Saturday Schedule or Sunday Schedule means service on these days will run according to the Saturday or Sunday schedule specified in the schedule for each route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service — you should check your specific schedule for information about weekend service.

Check back in the middle of December for our New Year’s special service schedules.

GETTING THERE

Find your schedule

Lakeshore line passengers can take advantage of regularly scheduled trips, running every 30 minutes for most of the day.Regular GO Bus service is available to/from Union Station Bus Terminal. To plan your next trip to Toronto, click here.

Fares

Our fares are based on the distance you travel. We offer various types of tickets and passes to fit everyone’s travel needs. Seniors, Students, Children and Groups save on fares.

Save with PRESTO!

See our fare calculator for details.

Connect to the TTC

You can connect from GO to the TTC’s 1 Yonge-University Line subway, 509 Harbourfront & 510 Spadina streetcar or Route 5, 97 & 320 buses at Union Station. Regular TTC Cash Fare for an adult is $3.25. Save with PRESTO, now available on new streetcars and at select subway stations. For more info, visit ttc.ca

Triplinx

Make connections with the Triplinx regional trip planning tool! Whether it’s planning your route, or finding schedules and fares, Triplinx will help you get where you need to go on transit systems across the region!

Plan your route today at triplinx.ca

Tap On & Off with PRESTO

If you're a regular PRESTO user and have Union Station as one of your default settings, don't forget to override your settings at the PRESTO machine. Press the "Override" button, then tap your PRESTO card on the device before boarding the train. When you reach your destination, tap off. Your defaults will go back to your regular setting the next time you travel. How convenient is that?