Starting Saturday, June 29, we’re extending four trips on our GO Train Barrie weekend service to make it easier for you to spend time with family and friends or have a fun weekend getaway.
The Barrie GO line has stops at Rutherford, Maple, King City, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Bradford, Barrie South and Allandale Waterfront GO Stations.
If you’re travelling to Barrie on the weekend service, trains at 11:40 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. will take you from Union Station all the way to Allandale Waterfront GO.
Or if you’re travelling from Barrie, trains at 4:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. will take you from Allandale Waterfront GO all the way to Union Station.
If you want to leave the stress of driving behind and get a head start on your rest and relaxation time, you’ve got lots of options when you travel with us.
- There are 6 other trains that run all the way between Allandale Waterfront GO and Union Station on Saturdays and Sundays and 15 that run between Aurora GO and Union Station.
- Dozens of other GO bus trips at Union Station or Aurora GO Station will also get you to and from Barrie in comfort.
- We’ve also scheduled a number of trips to depart at different times to fit the extended trips into the weekend schedules. Be sure to check your schedule before you go.
Heading to Toronto?
Hop on our weekend train service from any stop along the Barrie GO line, and get right to downtown Toronto! Take GO to a Blue Jays game, visit Ripley's Aquarium, head to Toronto Island or just wander the city. Toronto’s got it all and GO will take you there.
That’s not all, you can save even more with PRESTO Perks. Find out how you can show your PRESTO card to get discounts at some of Toronto’s top attractions.
Heading to Barrie?
This town might not be on your radar but it should. Barrie boasts a beautiful waterfront and downtown area, and the city hosts some of the most popular festivals around—some of them are firmly in the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario list. If that doesn’t pique your interest, we don’t know what will.
What to see and do:
Beach bums and sun tanners can rejoice when they get off at Allandale Waterfront GO Station, as they’ll be steps away from Centennial Beach. With its large children’s playground, beach volleyball courts, outdoor mini putt, and an extensive sandy beach, a day at the beach is just a GO ride away. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Kempenfest is one of the largest outdoor arts and crafts festivals in North America. Held annually on the beautiful shores of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, the festival offers arts and crafts from local vendors, an antique show, food galore, games and activities for the whole family and of course, great live musical performances.
Fishing, Hiking and a Brewery Tour
If you like to do any or all of the above, it’s time to grab your PRESTO card and plan a trip to Barrie. Go fishing at Kempenfelt Bay, hike in the Ardagh Bluffs and finish the day off with a cold one from The Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery—and yes, they serve free samples when you join their thorough and friendly brewery tour.
Take your bike along for the ride. We make it easy with space for four bicycles on each GO coach, two just inside each set of doors. Then head to the Waterfront Trail along Kempenfelt Bay.
The Future of GO
Whether you’re in Toronto, York Region or Simcoe County, life can be busy. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and you’re looking for balance – you’re looking for easier ways to seamlessly get where you need to go. That’s what the Barrie GO line expansion will offer. We’re supporting the life you lead by bringing you all-day, two-way GO train service that fits your schedule. From Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario and everywhere in between, we’ve got you covered.