Toronto to Hamilton Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $15
Fastest Way Train — 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Train — 6 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 38 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$25 · 2h 11min · 13 lb of CO2
Toronto to Hamilton
+4 more options
$24 · 27min · 9 lb of CO2
+3 more options
$5 · 56min · 11 lb of CO2
Toronto to Hamilton

Drive from Toronto to Hamilton

It's 38 miles between Toronto to Hamilton. On a typical day, it might take between 56min and 59min from Toronto to Hamilton under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 2min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Hamilton by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $5.

What is the best way to travel from Toronto to Hamilton?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Toronto to Hamilton. The fastest way out of Toronto towards Burlington is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Hamilton area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $15. Amtrak operates from Toronto to Hamilton, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Toronto to Hamilton?

The trip to Hamilton is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Toronto. The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Hamilton is $15 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 26 minutes with the bus. The earlier you can book your trip to Hamilton, the better.

Is the train or the bus better from Toronto to Hamilton Ontario?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Toronto to Hamilton. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Hamilton is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Toronto/Hamilton buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Toronto is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Toronto Ontario and Hamilton during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Toronto to Hamilton? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Hamilton traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Hamilton is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Toronto to Hamilton?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Toronto to Hamilton is by bus. The bus costs $15 roughly and will take 1 hour 26 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Toronto to Hamilton?

Amtrak costs about $26 between Toronto and Hamilton. In total, the train will take roughly 45 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at TWO Toronto Union Station, which is 5 miles from Toronto. Further, once you arrive at AST Aldershot Amtrak or you will still have 5 miles to Hamilton.

How long does it take from Toronto to Hamilton by car?

The total distance between Toronto and Hamilton is 38 miles and will take you about 56 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $5.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Toronto to Hamilton
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