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There are 10 ways to get from Toronto to Waterloo by shuttle, plane, car, bus or train

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Waterloo  •  8h 57m

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

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Bus via Detroit  •  19h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

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Fly Toronto to Mason City, drive  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Mason City (MCW) YYZ - MCW
  2. Drive from Mason City to Waterloo

Fly Toronto to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Cedar Rapids (CID) YYZ - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia

Fly Toronto to Dubuque, bus  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Dubuque (DBQ) YYZ - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, Ia to Waterloo, Ia

Fly Toronto to Waterloo  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Waterloo (ALO) YYZ - ALO

Train, bus via Detroit  •  17h 58m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Bus  •  21h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON
  2. Take the bus from Detroit to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Train, bus  •  23h 36m

  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 bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Drive  •  13h 29m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Waterloo 808.4 miles

Toronto to Waterloo by train, car, bus and walk

The journey time between Toronto and Waterloo is around 41h 45m and covers a distance of around 824 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 26h 21m. The fastest journey normally takes 41h 45m. Operated by VIA Rail, Flixbus USA and Burlington Trailways, the Toronto to Waterloo service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Waterloo, Ia. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h 24m
Layover time:
26h 21m
Total time:
41h 45m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
41h 45m
Journey distance:
824 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$132
Carbon emissions:
137 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 Waterloo train, car, bus and walk schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Toronto to Waterloo is to drive, which costs $130 - $200 and takes 13h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Waterloo is to fly which costs $600 - $1,000 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Waterloo, Ia via Windsor Transit Terminal, Detroit and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 26m.

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The distance between Toronto and Waterloo is 662 miles. The road distance is 808.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Waterloo without a car is to bus via Detroit which takes 19h 26m and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8h 57m to get from Toronto to Waterloo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Toronto to Waterloo is to fly which takes 6h 39m and costs $600 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus via Detroit, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 19h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Waterloo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Toronto to Waterloo bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Waterloo, Ia station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 662.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 57m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Waterloo, IA, USA?

Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Toronto to Waterloo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Waterloo via Windsor, ON, Windsor Transit Terminal, Cass at Michigan, Detroit, Chicago, and Chicago, Il in around 19h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Flights from Toronto to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Mason City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Mason City via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Mason City via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Mason City via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $650
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 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
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, Ia to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90

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Waterloo is 1h behind Toronto. It is currently 7:00 PM in Toronto and 6:00 PM in Waterloo.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Waterloo is 808 miles. It takes approximately 13h 29m to drive from Toronto to Waterloo.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to Waterloo Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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