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There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Richmond by plane, subway, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Toronto to San Francisco, BART  •  9h 45m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Francisco (SFO) YYZ - SFO
  2. Take the BART from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond

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Fly Toronto to Oakland  •  10h 45m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Oakland (OAK) YYZ - OAK

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Oakland  •  13h 13m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Oakland (OAK) BUF - OAK

Fly Toronto to San Jose, BART  •  11h 59m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to San Jose (SJC) YYZ - SJC
  2. Take the BART from Milpitas to Richmond

Train via Detroit  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond

Train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond

Bus  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Dayton Trotwood
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood to El Monte
  4. Take the bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Cerrito del Norte BART

Drive  •  40h 45m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Richmond 2633.6 miles

Toronto to Richmond by train and car

The journey time between Toronto and Richmond is around 2 days 15h and covers a distance of around 2921 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak, the Toronto to Richmond service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Richmond. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Services
2 days 15h Average Duration
$318 Cheapest Price
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International entry into United States from Canada

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 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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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Richmond is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Richmond is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 19 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Richmond is to fly which costs $190 - $800 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Richmond is to fly and BART which costs $220 - $750 and takes 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at El Cerrito del Norte BART via Windsor Transit Terminal, Detroit, Dayton Trotwood, El Monte Station - Upper Level and Los Angeles Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Richmond via Buffalo Depew Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21h.

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The distance between Toronto and Richmond is 2269 miles. The road distance is 2633.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Richmond without a car is to train which takes 2 days 21h and costs $390 - $600.

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It takes approximately 9h 45m to get from Toronto to Richmond, including transfers.

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

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Toronto to Richmond train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Richmond is to fly which takes 10h 45m and costs $190 - $800. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $390 - $650 and takes 2 days 15h, you could also bus, which costs $370 - $550 and takes 3 days 1h.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 2268.9 miles
  • Duration: 9h 45m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Richmond, CA, USA?

Delta, WestJet and eight other airlines fly from Toronto to Richmond hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Richmond via Windsor, Detroit, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Baltimore, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Ontario/San Bernardino
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Baltimore, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Baltimore, Kansas City
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Chicago Midway, Burbank
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Indianapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Columbus, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
13h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Buffalo to Oakland via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Indianapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to San Francisco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,300
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $2,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
12h 44m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Toronto to San Jose via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Toronto to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Train operators
BART
Phone
+1-510-464-6000
Website
bart.gov
Subway from San Francisco International Airport to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Milpitas to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
bart.gov
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
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
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 Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Website
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$35 - $55
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 Dayton Trotwood
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Dayton Trotwood to El Monte
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $290
Flexible
$300 - $430
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Los Angeles Downtown to El Cerrito del Norte BART
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 47m.

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Toronto to Richmond bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at El Cerrito del Norte BART station.

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Richmond is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 6:23 PM in Toronto and 3:23 PM in Richmond.

Toronto to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Richmond station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Richmond is 2634 miles. It takes approximately 40h 45m to drive from Toronto to Richmond.

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