Barrie Line Trains

Family

Travelling between Toronto and Barrie is available year-round on the Barrie Line. This is great for heading to Toronto for sporting events, museums, art galleries, and concerts. A relaxing train ride will get you there and back.

And from April 28 to October 31, kids 12 and under ride FREE on the GO Barrie line!

Know before you GO! Just a few things to keep in mind before you travel:

  • Children do not require a ticket to travel.
  • If a child transfers from a local transit service onto GO, they will not be eligible for the co-fare discount. This doesn’t apply to TTC, as children 12 and under always travel for free.
  • If you plan on bringing a large group of kids, please call us at 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646) in advance so we can help accommodate your group.
  • Eligible Routes: GO Transit Barrie Corridor (All Barrie trains and Bus routes 63, 65, 68, 69 including their variants).
  • Transfers: For trip segments travelled on other corridors and/or bus routes, valid fare payment will be required.

Download a fun colouring sheet for the ride!

Looking for more good reasons to travel to and from Barrie? Check out some fun things you can do with your family.

Discover the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Save 20% off regular admission rates at the Royal Ontario Museum. Just show your PRESTO card or GO fare at the ROM admissions desk when you arrive.

(Valid for on-site sales only. Cannot be combined with other promotions).

Visit ROM for complete details about tickets and hours.

CN Tower

CN Tower

The CN Tower is an awe-inspiring wonder of the world that is a symbol of pride for Toronto residents, Ontario residents and all Canadians. A great experience for the whole family and steps away from Union Station.

To learn more about the CN Tower, click here.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Take your family on an underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Kids can get up close and personal with several touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and stingrays. Union Station is just steps away from the underwater action.

To learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, click here.

Barrie’s Waterfront of Fun

Barrie waterfront

You can’t beat Barrie’s waterfront for fun in the sun. Centennial Beach is a short walk from Allandale GO Station; it has a large kids playground, beach volleyball courts and a sandy beach for swimming. There is so much to do for the whole family; you can bike, hike, rent a kayak, or have a picnic. Or visit during one of Barrie’s many weekend events like the Waterfront Festival from May 25-27, the Jazz Festival June 14-17 or Boat Show June 15-17, Promenade Days June 30-July 2, and Barrie’s biggest summer attraction – Kempenfest from August 3-6. So GO to Barrie this summer.

Plan Your Trip

We have all-day GO Train service along the Barrie line, with hourly service between Union and Aurora.

Plus, we opened the new Downsview Park GO Station with connections to the new TTC Line 1 Extension. With more train service and a brand new station, there’s more reasons to GO.

Click here to Plan Your Trip.

Find Your Fare

GO 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 even more with PRESTO! It’s reloadable and can be used to pay your fare while travelling within and between transit systems by the simple tap of a card. The system calculates the fare for your trip and deducts it from the balance stored on your card – all in less than a second.

Customers with PRESTO cards can save even more when making trips combining GO and TTC. PRESTO will automatically charge only $1.50 for the TTC portion of their combined fare, or half the price of an adult TTC fare paid with tickets or tokens.

See our fare calculator for details.

We hope to see you more often!