A GO train travels past apple trees in bloom.

Toronto and Niagara Falls GO service reintroduced this weekend

One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning.

Jul 28, 2020

Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls.

Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday as part of regular weekend schedules. GO customers will be able choose from four trips to Niagara and back.

These weekend trains will each feature six coaches, and until after Thanksgiving weekend, three of them will be outfitted to accommodate up to 18 bikes.

Check out the new weekend schedule

Leaving Toronto Union Station heading to Niagara Falls

  • 8:51am, 12:51pm, 4:51pm and 8:51pm

Leaving Niagara Falls heading to Toronto Union Station

  • 11:16am, 3:16pm, 7:16pm and 11:16pm

For more information, head to the GO Transit website and use the trip planning tool to figure out your trip.

Affordable travel options to Niagara

Metrolinx is once again partnering with the Niagara Parks Commission to make it easy for people to discover the beauty of the Niagara Region.

If you’re planning on heading down to Niagara for the weekend, you can buy a GO-Niagara Parks travel package online for $30 per person.

  • The package covers the round trip GO train between Toronto and Niagara Falls, plus a WEGO bus pass that connects people to the train station, the city tourist area and the Niagara Parks attractions
  • Travelling as a group? Buy a GO Niagara travel group package online for $65 (including 2 adults and 3 kids).
A GO train crosses over a bridge as man paddles a kyack on a waterway below.

A GO train crosses a bridge as a kayaker looks on (Metrolinx photo).

Niagara Region chair Jim Bradley says Niagara’s tourism sector employs more than 40,000 people that rely on visitors from the Toronto area and the reintroduction of weekend GO Train is a positive step in the right direction.

“We are pleased to see the return of weekend GO Train service into Niagara as we continue to take steps to recover from the effects of COVID-19,” says Bradley.

Safety Never Stops

From face coverings to enhanced cleaning measures, safety is a partnership. With everyone doing their part and having patience – transit users can get to where they’re going – and back again – safely. You can read more about the new safety measures introduced by Metrolinx in their handy customer walkthrough guide here.

With plenty of warm summer weather left, the transit agency says reintroducing weekend train service to Niagara Falls allows  GO customers to safely discover the beauty of their own backyard with family and friends.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager