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There are 9 ways to get from Toronto to Amherst by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Toronto to Moncton, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Moncton (YQM)
  2. Take the train from Moncton to Amherst

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Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Moncton, train

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Moncton (YQM)
  2. Take the train from Moncton to Amherst

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Fly Toronto to Halifax, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ)
  2. Take the train from Halifax to Amherst

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Halifax, train

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Halifax (YHZ)
  2. Take the train from Halifax to Amherst

Fly Toronto to Fredericton, bus, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Fredericton (YFC)
  2. Take the bus from Fredericton Airport to Moncton, NB
  3. Take the train from Moncton to Amherst

Train

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Amherst

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Montreal
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Amherst

Rideshare, train, bus

  1. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Montreal
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Campbellton
  3. Take the bus from Campbellton, NB to Moncton Airport
  4. Take the bus from Moncton Airport to Amherst, NS

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Amherst

Toronto to Amherst by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Amherst is around 26h 7m and covers a distance of around 1660 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 59m. The fastest train normally takes 26h 7m. Operated by VIA Rail, the Toronto to Amherst train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Amherst. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
24h 8m
Layover time:
1h 59m
Total time:
26h 7m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
26h 7m
Train distance:
1660 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$287
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:32
Last train departs at:
11:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Amherst train schedules

Toronto → Amherst
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amherst is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amherst is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amherst is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Amherst is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 17h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Amherst is to fly and train which takes 6h 28m and costs $240 - $900.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Amherst via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 50m.

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The distance between Toronto and Amherst is 1221 km. The road distance is 1588.3 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Amherst without a car is to train which takes 24h 50m and costs $280 - $750.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Toronto to Amherst, including transfers.

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Toronto to Amherst train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Moncton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 52m.

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Amherst is 1h ahead of Toronto. It is currently 6:39 PM in Toronto and 7:39 PM in Amherst.

Toronto to Amherst train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Amherst station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 1221.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Amherst, NS, Canada?

You can take a train from Toronto to Amherst via Montréal in around 24h 50m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Moncton
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Moncton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Moncton via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Flights from Toronto to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Fredericton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Moncton
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Moncton via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Swoop
Website
flyswoop.com
Flights from Toronto to Halifax
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Moncton to Amherst
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$19 - $35
Business
$78 - $80
Economy
$44 - $45
EconomyPlus
$45 - $65
Train from Halifax to Amherst
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $55
Business
$95 - $120
Economy
$65 - $69
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$70 - $95
Business
$140 - $180
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Train from Montréal to Amherst
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$130 - $170
Business
$210 - $320
Economy
$180 - $220
EconomyPlus
$350 - $500
Train from Montréal to Campbellton
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$95 - $120
Business
$160 - $230
Economy
$130 - $160
EconomyPlus
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton Airport to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $90
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maritimebus.com
Bus from Campbellton, NB to Moncton Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton Airport to Amherst, NS
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Book at
maritimebus.com
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
megabus.ca
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Amherst is 1588 km. It takes approximately 17h 21m to drive from Toronto to Amherst.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Moncton Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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