GO Train Service Pilot Between Toronto and London, Ontario (Southwestern Ontario)

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From London to Toronto, We’re Increasing Access to Southwestern Ontario

GO Transit is expanding! Beginning on October 18, 2021, we are running a pilot to expand GO train service to London, St. Marys, and Stratford. This new weekday service extends beyond the Kitchener GO line and uses the existing VIA train stations as the new stops.

We’re excited to create more connections between London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, and all the way to Toronto. Whether you’re travelling for business meetings, school, or a fun trip, we can help get you where you need to go along our route between London to Toronto!

Buy your London to Toronto GO e-tickets now!

London to Toronto GO Train Schedule

Our pilot service includes two trips per day on weekdays, an early morning trip from London to Toronto, and an evening trip from Toronto to London:

  • 5:20 a.m. train departing from London, arriving at Toronto Union Station at 9:13 a.m.
  • 4:19 p.m. train departing from Toronto Union Station, arriving in London at 8:17 p.m.

Be sure to plan your trip ahead of time and check the schedule for arrival and departure times in St. Marys and Stratford, as well as other stops along the Kitchener GO line.

Good to Know:

  • Trips from London to Kitchener will take approximately 2 hours.
  • Trips from London to Toronto will take approximately 4 hours.
  • The London VIA rail station is located at 205 York St., London, ON
  • The St. Marys VIA rail station is located at 5 James St. North, St. Marys, ON
  • The Stratford VIA rail station is located at 101 Shakespeare St., Stratford, ON
  • As with all GO train service, food or beverages are not sold on board.

Not all doors will open at London, St. Marys and Stratford VIA stations due to the length of our trains. If you have boarded the wrong coach, you can move through the train to another one.

  • At London and Stratford, the doors will open only in the accessibility coach and the adjoining coach west of the accessibility coach
  • At St. Marys, the doors will open in the accessibility coach only
  • Be sure to listen to the announcements on your train.

Accessibility

At St. Marys and Stratford, ramps will be available for accessible boarding.

If you are beginning your journey at London, please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Speak to VIA staff at the service counter inside the station to let them know that you require step-free access to the train. Initially VIA staff will use their portable lift while ramps are being built.

If you are travelling westbound and require step-free access at the London station, please let the Customer Service Ambassador on the accessibility coach of your train know and they will arrange for the portable lift to be available at the station.

Bringing luggage on board

Customer Service Ambassadors on GO trains are unable to assist with baggage handling, but customers are welcome to bring carry-on luggage with them. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate large amounts of luggage on rush hour trains, and aisles should be kept clear to keep all customers safe as they move through the train.

Buy Your Toronto to London GO Train Tickets Online

It’s important to know that trips that start or end in London, St. Marys, or Stratford are only available by using GO e-tickets. This includes trips that start at Union Station or along the existing Kitchener line.

E-tickets are super convenient and easy to use!

  • Buy your ticket online here.
  • Your ticket will be emailed to you after your purchase.
  • Use your smartphone to activate your e-ticket 5 minutes before boarding time.

You can calculate the fare for your trip here.

Please note: PRESTO is not available for trips to or from London, St. Marys, or Stratford at this time.

Buy your GO e-tickets here!

Take the GO Train to School

Are you a student at Western University, Fanshawe College, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, or the University of Guelph?

Our train service between London and Toronto gives you more options for travelling back home when you need a break from campus life for a few days, or to visit friends at other colleges and universities. When you ride with us, you can use your GO time for studying, texting, or napping!

Take the GO Train to the Office

If you live and work in Southwestern Ontario, your daily commute is about to get more relaxing! Maybe you’re back to working in the office everyday, or maybe you’re only attending the occasional team meeting. Whether your current working situation is full-time in-person or hybrid, you’ll love leaving the car at home and spending your GO time catching up on emails, prepping for your presentation, or relaxing with a good audiobook.

Take the GO Train for a Fun Getaway

Our new pilot service into Southwestern Ontario also opens up new options for a mid-week getaway! If you have a couple of days off during the week, why not take a mini vacation and explore Ontario?

Spend a day strolling through the Shakespearean Gardens, following the Chocolate Trail, or taking a self-guided art tour in Stratford. Head to St. Marys to explore the hiking trails, admire the stone architecture, or visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. London makes a great destination for a mini vacation with the family. Kids will love making discoveries at the London Children’s Museum and playing in the many parks that are within easy walking distance of the train station. Remember, kids 12 and under always ride free on GO!

Enjoy getting to know all the stops along our Toronto to London train route.

Stay in the Know

For all the latest information and updates on our pilot train route between Toronto to London, be sure to sign up for On the GO Alerts and follow us on Twitter.