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There are 11 ways to get from Toronto to Lima by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Lima, OH Detroit / ...

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Bus  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Lima, OH Detroit / ...

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Bus via Toledo  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Toledo
  3. Take the bus from Toledo to Lima

Train, bus via Amherst  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Toledo
  3. Take the bus from Toledo to Lima

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Lima 366.7 miles

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Windsor, bus  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Windsor (YQG) YTZ - YQG
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Lima, OH

Fly Toronto to Windsor, bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Windsor (YQG) YYZ - YQG
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Lima, OH

Fly Toronto to Columbus, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Columbus (CMH) YYZ - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Lima, OH

Fly Toronto to Detroit, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Detroit (DTW) YYZ - DTW
  2. Take the bus from Dearborn to Toledo Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Toledo to Lima

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Detroit, bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Detroit (DTW) BUF - DTW
  3. Take the bus from Dearborn to Toledo Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Toledo to Lima

Fly Toronto to Cleveland, train, bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Cleveland (CLE) YYZ - CLE
  2. Take the train from Cleveland to Toledo
  3. Take the bus from Toledo to Lima

Toronto to Lima by train, car and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Lima is around 13h 30m and covers a distance of around 364 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 36m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 30m. Operated by VIA Rail, Barons Bus and Greyhound USA, the Toronto to Lima service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Lima, OH. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 54m
Layover time:
6h 36m
Total time:
13h 30m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 30m
Journey distance:
364 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$95
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:45
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Lima train, car and bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.

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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 Lima is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Lima is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Lima is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Lima is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Lima. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Lima, OH via Windsor Transit Terminal and Detroit, MI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 52m.

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It is 316 miles from Toronto to Lima. It is approximately 366.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Lima without a car is to bus which takes 9h 52m and costs $90 - $160.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m to get from Toronto to Lima, including transfers.

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Toronto to Lima bus services, operated by Rider Express, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Windsor Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Toronto to Lima bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Lima, OH station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Lima is 367 miles. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Toronto to Lima.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Lima.
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  • Distance: 316.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 21m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Lima, Allen County, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Lima via Windsor, ON, Windsor Transit Terminal, Jefferson at Griswold, and Detroit, MI in around 9h 52m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Flights from Toronto to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $310
Flights from Buffalo to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Toronto to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Flights from Toronto to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$26 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$48 - $51
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Toledo
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$220 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Cleveland to Toledo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Lima, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Book at
baronsbus.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit to Lima
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Detroit to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Toledo to Lima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Hoosier Ride
Phone
+1 800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Lima Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Child Fares
$17 - $24
Amtrak Thruway

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Dearborn to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12
$8 - $13
Adult
$17 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Dearborn to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
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Porter Airlines offers flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Windsor Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is to car ferry which takes 2 min and costs $0 - $14.

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