Take GO to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

E-tickets now available. Buy now.

Summer is not complete without a visit to the CNE. Getting there is quick and worry-free with GO Transit, giving you valuable time to worry about the important stuff: like what wild and wacky foods to try and which rides to go on!

Get to the CNE with a GO Transit mobile e-ticket: now available!

Pre-buy your mobile ticket here!

* Must pre-purchase tickets online. Not available at station.

Enjoy Special Labour Day Weekend GO Train Service to the CNE!

We’ll have special Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd) train service directly to Exhibition GO Station along the Kitchener, Milton and Stouffville lines.

Plus, passengers can take advantage of regularly scheduled trips along Barrie, Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines, including Niagara weekend service.

Kitchener Line

  • A trip from Georgetown GO at 9:14 a.m. will make all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 10:35 a.m.
  • A trip from Exhibition GO at 6:15 p.m. will make all stops to Georgetown GO, arriving at 7:41 p.m.

Milton Line

  • A trip from Milton GO at 10:17 a.m. will make all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 11:35 a.m.
  • A trip from Exhibition GO at 7:15 p.m. will make all stops to Milton GO, arriving at 8:39 p.m.

Stouffville Line

  • A trip from Lincolnville GO at 9:39 a.m. will make all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 11:05 a.m.
  • A trip from Exhibition GO at 6:45 p.m. will make all stops to Lincolnville GO, arriving at 8:13 p.m.

Barrie Line

  • Barrie line passengers can take weekend train service, with stops along the Barrie line then connect to the Lakeshore West train to get you to and from Exhibition GO.

Lakeshore West & East Lines

  • Lakeshore line passengers can take advantage of regularly scheduled trips, running every 30 minutes.

Niagara Service

  • Niagara passengers can take GO's weekend train service, with stops on the Lakeshore West line at Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Burlington, Oakville, Port Credit and Exhibition GO.

GO Bus

  • Regular GO Bus service is available to/from Union Station Bus Terminal, with connections at Union Station to the Lakeshore West train to get you to and from Exhibition GO.

Click here for your schedule.

Buy CNE Tickets at GO Stations

Rather be in the funnel cake line-up than the entrance line-up? Avoid the long lines at the gates and purchase your CNE ride-all-day and admission tickets at any train station, including Union Station and the Union Station Bus Terminal.

CNE discount ticket prices
Ticket Price

Ride-all-day (Including admission)

$65.99

General Admission (14 to 64 years)

$19.99

Senior Admission (65 years plus)

$16.00

Child Admission (5 to 13 years)

$16.00

Family Pass (Admission only; 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

$60.00

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GO to CNE with Short Distance Fares

Take GO Transit to the CNE for only $3.70 with your PRESTO card from Scarborough GO, Danforth GO and Mimico GO.

All shorter length trips of 10km or less across the GO Transit network are only $3.70 when you use your PRESTO card, or $4.40 with a paper ticket.

Plan your trip.

Learn more about short distance fares here.

Extra Prep

Strollers

Want to bring a stroller aboard our train? Please do so! Just keep in mind that trains will be busier during the CNE, so if possible, use strollers that are compact and foldable. Also, try to avoid boarding the Accessibility Coach – 5th coach, in the middle of the train – as priority seating is given to those with special needs. We know space is limited; courtesy and consideration will help make it a comfortable and safe ride for everyone.

Tap on and 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?

A little bit of time, a little extra patience

Everyone loves going to EX, so it’s going to be busy. Please give yourself extra time – trains and buses will be busier than normal as well as our stations, parking lots and ticket counters. A few extra minutes and a little extra patience can make a big difference and make your trip more enjoyable.