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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Utica
  2. Take the bus from Utica, NY to Colgate University

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Binghamton, NY
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Colgate University

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Hamilton
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hamilton is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Hamilton is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Hamilton is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Hamilton is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Colgate University via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 59m.

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The distance between Toronto and Hamilton is 203 miles. The road distance is 284.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Hamilton without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 59m and costs $120 - $270.

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It takes approximately 9h 59m to get from Toronto to Hamilton, including transfers.

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Toronto to Hamilton bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Hamilton bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Colgate University station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Hamilton is 285 miles. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Toronto to Hamilton.

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There are two+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 202.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 59m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Hamilton, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Hamilton via Binghamton, NY in around 10h 59m.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Utica
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $70
Business
$100 - $140
Economy
$80 - $95
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Utica, NY to Colgate University
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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Coach USA
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Colgate University
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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Coach USA
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com

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