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There are 5 ways to get from Toronto to Pickering by bus, train, subway, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 71 bus, line 56 bus  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Unionville GO Bus 71
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Unionville GO Bus to Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride 56 / ...

$13 - $18

Cheapest option

Line 1 subway, bus  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the line 1 subway from St Patrick Station - Northbound Platform to Highway 407 Station - Northbound Platform 1
  2. Take the bus from Hwy 407 Bus Terminal to Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride 56 / ...

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Train, line 56 bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Unionville GO St
  2. Take the line 56 bus from Unionville GO Bus to Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride 56 / ...

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Toronto to Pickering 48.7 km

$120 - $150

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Pickering 48.7 km

$5 - $8

Toronto to Pickering by bus

The bus journey time between Toronto and Pickering is around 1h 34m and covers a distance of around 56 km. The fastest bus normally takes 48 min. Operated by GO Transit, the Toronto to Pickering bus service departs from Union Station Bus Terminal and arrives in Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride. Typically 69 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 34m
Fastest bus time:
48 min
Buses per week:
69
Cheapest price:
$13
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
02:43
Last bus departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Pickering bus schedules

Toronto → Pickering
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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pickering is 1-833-784-4397.

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

The social distance requirement in Pickering is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Pickering is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Pickering is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto station to Pickering. However, there are services departing from Union Station Bus Terminal and arriving at Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride via Unionville GO Bus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 26m.

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The distance between Toronto and Pickering is 34 km. The road distance is 48.7 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Pickering without a car is to line 71 bus and line 56 bus which takes 1h 26m and costs $13 - $18.

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from Toronto to Pickering, including transfers.

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Toronto to Pickering bus services, operated by GO Transit, depart from Union Station Bus Terminal.

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Toronto to Pickering bus services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Pickering is 49 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Toronto to Pickering.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Pickering. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Pickering.
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  • Distance: 34.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 26m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Pickering, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Pickering via Unionville GO Bus in around 1h 26m.

Train operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Toronto Union Station to Unionville GO
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit
Toronto Transit
Phone
+1 416-393-4636
Website
ttc.ca
Subway from St Patrick Station - Northbound Platform to Highway 407 Station - Northbound Platform
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
Toronto Transit
Bus operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Unionville GO Bus
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit
Bus from Unionville GO Bus to Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
GO Transit
Bus from Hwy 407 Bus Terminal to Brock Rd. @ Hwy. 407 Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
GO Transit
Other operators
Taxi from Toronto to Pickering
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Scarborough City Cabs
Phone
+1 416 438 5151
Website
scarborocitycab.com
Maple Leaf Taxi
Phone
+1 416 751 5555
Website
mapleleaftaxi.com
Flash Taxi
Phone
+1 416 480 1234
Website
flashtaxi.com
Co-op Cabs
Phone
+1 416 504 2667
Website
co-opcabs.com
City Taxi
Phone
+1 416 740 2222
Website
citytaxitoronto.com

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