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1. Posted by j3nn1f3r14 (Budding Member 60 posts) 7y

I will be travelling from Toronto to Newyork on the 4/5th of Septmeber and was wondering what the best way to get there was... bus... train??

It would be good to travel through the fri night and arrive sat morning!

Any tips would be appreciated!

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

You can do just about every general mode of transport to get there. It takes about (give or take for usual hold-ups) 12-14 hours to do the trip by car. That includes stops for the obvious. Greyhound bus will get you there direct - but not, of course, non-stop. About the same travel time as if you were driving. I've done the Greyhound a lot - both in the USA and Canada. You either love it or loath it....Or aint quite sure. I'm in the third category.
The trains are nice and run pretty well, but the prices aren't so clever for a traveller on a budget. Your call though. Train times vary, but expect around 8 hours for the average journey.
Then there are numerous budget airlines that'll do the trip for about $US80 one way.
If I had to make a personal choice, I'd take an early morning train - and change in Buffalo for lunch, then onward. An overnight train would save you the cost of a bed, but you'd miss the views. A bit torn with that one - as to which way to go.
Sounds like a great trip.... Enjoy.
PS.... Did you go up The CN Tower?? Awesome.

3. Posted by AmandaAr (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I took the Greyhound bus from Toronto to New york just 2 weeks ago. took 11 hours but that was ok. I slept most of the time, so i would recomend the bus, it's cheap!

4. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Quoting AmandaAr

I took the Greyhound bus from Toronto to New york just 2 weeks ago. took 11 hours but that was ok. I slept most of the time, so i would recomend the bus, it's cheap!

How much is the Greyhound fare this year??

5. Posted by Jennyyore (Budding Member 66 posts) 7y

I booked a cheap flight which took between 1-2 hours.
10 hours more in New York!
Jenny

6. Posted by j3nn1f3r14 (Budding Member 60 posts) 7y

great tips people!

what flight company did you use jenny?

7. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 7y

Amtrak has (or used to have) a service that leaves from Union Station, in downtown Toronto, and goes directly to downtown New York. It's very scenic, travelling through the Hudson River valley, and more comfy than the bus. But probably flying would be cheaper and faster.

8. Posted by larginejoh (Inactive 12 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

You can do just about every general mode of transport to get there. It takes about (give or take for usual hold-ups) 12-14 hours to do the trip by car. That includes stops for the obvious. Greyhound bus will get you there direct - but not, of course, non-stop. About the same travel time as if you were driving. I've done the Greyhound a lot - both in the USA and Canada. You either love it or loath it....Or aint quite sure. I'm in the third category.
The trains are nice and run pretty well, but the prices aren't so clever for a traveller on a budget. Your call though. Train times vary, but expect around 8 hours for the average journey.
Then there are numerous budget airlines that'll do the trip for about $US80 one way.
If I had to make a personal choice, I'd take an early morning train - and change in Buffalo for lunch, then onward. An overnight train would save you the cost of a bed, but you'd miss the views. A bit torn with that one - as to which way to go.
Sounds like a great trip.... Enjoy.
PS.... Did you go up The CN Tower?? Awesome.

Thank you very much for your advise, much appreciated.

9. Posted by larginejoh (Inactive 12 posts) 7y

Travel by train is the best option for you when you are making a plan for trip to Canada.

10. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 7y

Porter Airlines flies out of the Toronto Island Airport to New York City (Newark).

Great fares and no hassels. It is a small airport right downtown.