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There are 3 ways to get from Toronto to Esson Lake by train, car or bus

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Train, drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Washago VIA Rail
  2. Drive from Washago to Esson Lake

$68 - $111

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Haliburton Toronto

$109 - $135

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Esson Lake 239.3 km

$24 - $40

Toronto → Esson Lake
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Esson Lake is 1-833-784-4397.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Esson Lake is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Esson Lake is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Toronto and Esson Lake is 176 km. The road distance is 239.3 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Esson Lake without a car is to bus which takes 4h 55m and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Toronto to Esson Lake, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Esson Lake is 239 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Toronto to Esson Lake.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Esson Lake. Prices start at $112 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Esson Lake.
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  • Distance: 175.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Esson Lake, ON, Canada?

TOK Coachlines operates a bus from Toronto Union Station to Haliburton 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Washago
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$27 - $45
Business
$85 - $95
Economy
$53 - $56
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Bus operators
TOK Coachlines
Phone
+1 1800 387 7097
Email
info@tokcoachlines.com
Website
tokcoachlines.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Haliburton
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
tokcoachlines.com

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