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Bus  •  22h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls to New York City
  3. Take the bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Washington Union
  4. Take the bus from Washington to Amherst, VA

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Fly Toronto to Charlottesville, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Charlottesville (CHO) YYZ - CHO
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA

$126 - $516

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Train, bus  •  23h 7m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Charlottesville
  3. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA

$173 - $500

Train, bus via Edison  •  23h 48m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick
  3. Take the train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to Charlottesville
  4. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA

$201 - $502

Train, bus #2  •  24h 27m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Youngstown, OH
  3. Take the bus from Youngstown to Washington
  4. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Charlottesville, VA
  5. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA

$158 - $260

Drive  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Amherst 572.7 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Toronto to Washington Dulles, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YYZ - IAD
  2. Take the bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Amherst, VA

$186 - $750

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YTZ - IAD
  2. Take the bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Amherst, VA

$132 - $211

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BUF - IAD
  3. Take the bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Amherst, VA

$246 - $550

Fly Toronto to Reagan Washington, train, bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YYZ - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Charlottesville
  3. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA

$205 - $526

Toronto to Amherst by train and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Amherst is around 2 days 6h and covers a distance of around 936 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 6h. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and others, the Toronto to Amherst service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Amherst, VA. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 6h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 6h
Journey distance:
936 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$173
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Amherst train and bus schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amherst is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Amherst is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Amherst is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Amherst is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $270 and takes 8h 9m.

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It is 422 miles from Toronto to Amherst. It is approximately 572.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Amherst without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 7m and costs $210 - $650.

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It takes approximately 22h 10m to get from Toronto to Amherst, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Charlottesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Amherst is 573 miles. It takes approximately 11h 11m to drive from Toronto to Amherst.

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Delta, Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $100 USD 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 $5 - $13.

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  • Distance: 422.1 miles
  • Duration: 22h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Toronto to Amherst via Niagara Falls, ON, Niagara Falls, New York City, 36th St & 11th Ave, Washington Union, and Washington in around 22h 10m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$85 - $110
Business
$140 - $210
Economy
$120 - $140
EconomyPlus
$220 - $320
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$46 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Train from Alexandria to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $65
Business Seat
$45 - $80
Bedroom
$180 - $380
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $170
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
Train from New Brunswick Amtrak Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$70 - $160
Business Class Seat
$110 - $210
Train from Alexandria to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $65
Business Seat
$45 - $80
Bedroom
$180 - $380
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$3 - $6
Adult
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls to New York City
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Charlottesville, VA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Amherst, VA
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Youngstown to Washington
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $95
Niagara Airbus

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