GO Transit is a provincial crown agency which runs the commuter buses and trains, linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and carrying more than 50 million passengers a year.
The GO Transit vehicles are all a distinctive green and white colour, and their 2-level commuter railcars have been in use since 1978 [more about fleet]. It was begun in 1967, and today covers 90% of operating costs through transit fares [Fare Calculator]. Transit users must pay their fare with either exact change, tickets (sold in books of 10), or show a monthly bus pass.
GO Transit routes serve not only Toronto's downtown core, but provides access to a number post-secondary institutions including McMaster University (Hamilton), Durham College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and York University.
East Gwillimbury (E)
Richmond Hill (F)
Integration with other Transit systems
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Many Guelph Transit routes serve St. George's Square near the Guelph Bus Terminal; however, Guelph Transit does not have any special discount for GO passengers.
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Hamilton Street Railway
905-527-4441, TTY: 905-528-0394 FoundLocally transit info |
A monthly Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) sticker is available to GO Transit monthly pass holders for travel to and from the Hamilton GO Centre (also good for travel across the HSR system). The sticker costs $15 per month and can be purchased at the Hamilton GO Centre.
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GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 50 cents per ride to travel on Burlington Transit to and from Appleby, Burlington, or Aldershot GO Stations. The fare arrangement with GO only applies when GO riders board Burlington Transit buses within the city of Burlington.
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GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 50 cents exact cash per ride to travel to and from Milton GO Station on Milton Transit.
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GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 50 cents exact cash per ride, or $20 monthly (the GO with Gus pass), to travel on Oakville Transit to and from the Oakville, Bronte, or Clarkson GO Stations. Oakville Transit's monthly pass can be purchased at Oakville, Bronte, or Clarkson GO Stations.
At Oakville station, you can also show your GO ticket or pass from GO's Hwy. 403 or York University Hwy. 407 bus services to receive the lower fare on Oakville Transit.
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GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 50 cents exact cash per ride to travel on Brampton Transit to and from Malton, Bramalea, Mount Pleasant, and Brampton GO Stations, or downtown Brampton's Bus Terminal, .
At Bramalea GO Station, you can also show your GO ticket or pass from GO's York University Hwy. 407 bus service to receive the lower fare on Brampton Transit.
905-615-INFO (4636) TTY: 905.615.3886 FoundLocally transit info |
GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 55 cents exact cash per ride to travel on Mississauga Transit to and from Long Branch, Port Credit, Clarkson, Dixie, Cooksville, Erindale, Streetsville, Meadowvale, and Malton GO Stations. Show your valid GO ticket or pass to the bus driver to receive the discounted fare. A $22 monthly sticker is also available to GO monthly pass holders. The sticker is sold at the stations mentioned above, plus Union Station, Hamilton GO Centre, Burlington, Appleby, and Oakville GO Stations (but not at Square One).
Region of Peel Transhelp
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Registered Transhelp riders who show their valid GO ticket or pass pay 50 cents exact cash per ride for travel on Peel Transhelp to and from Brampton GO Station.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Tel: 416-393-INFO (4636), TTY: 416-481-2523, TTC WheelTrans: 416-393-4111 FoundLocally transit info |
Passengers travelling one way on TTC first, then on GO Transit, then on TTC again may use a TTC transfer for their second TTC ride.
York Region Transit
905-762-2100, 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978) FoundLocally transit info |
GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 50 cents exact cash per ride to travel to and from GO stations in York Region on York Region Transit (YRT). A $20 monthly sticker is also available to GO monthly pass holders.
At Langstaff, Unionville, Centennial, and Markham GO Stations, you can show your GO ticket or pass from GO's York University Hwy. 407 bus service to board YRT services for 50 cents.
YRT customers travelling on GO's Sutton bus service can ride using valid YRT tickets, passes, or transfers between Newmarket and Pefferlaw. See Schedule
Some trips on this route require a two-zone YRT fare (zone border at Bloomington Road/15th Sideroad) Regular GO fares apply for Sutton GO Bus service trips that extend south of Newmarket or east of York Region into Port Bolster and Beaverton, for all GO Train services, and for customers paying with cash. For more details on the YRT local fare agreement, please contact YRT.
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Durham Region Transit
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Customers travelling within Durham Region can ride on GO Transit buses with a DRT ticket, pass, or transfer. Customers can also transfer quickly and easily between all DRT buses and GO Buses with a DRT ticket, transfer, or pass. Regular GO fares apply for bus travel that extends outside Durham Region, for all GO Train services, and for customers paying with cash.
Customers with a valid GO fare can also take advantage of the fare integration program. This allows customers riding on DRT to or from the Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Rouge Hill GO Train Stations to pay a reduced fare.
GO riders with valid GO tickets or passes pay 65 cents exact cash per ride, $6.25 for a 10-ride pass, or $25 for a monthly pass to travel on DRT to and from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Rouge Hill GO Stations.
More about transfers between GO and Durham Region Transit
Key Toronto Attractions
There several major attractions in Toronto that can be conveniently reached via GO Train:
Toronto Attractions by GO Train
Air Canada Centre (ACC) - Union Station
Canada's Wonderland - Buses from York Mills and Yorkdale
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) - Exhibition GO Station,
CN Tower - Union Station
Hockey Hall of Fame - Union Station,
International Centre - Malton bus stop, Malton GO Station
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Union Station
Metro Toronto Convention Centre - Union Station
Molson Amphitheatre - Exhibition GO Station
National Trade Centre - Exhibition GO Station
Ontario Place - Exhibition station
PATH shopping - Union Station
Ricoh Coliseum - Exhibition GO Station
Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) - Union Station
Sony Centre (formerly Hummingbird Centre) - Union Station
Toronto Islands - Union Station
Fares & Travel Times
Sample GO Transit fares into Toronto with one-way fare and travel time
Travel Time (h:mm)
WEST (A: Lakeshore West)
Hamilton to Union Station
Burlington to Union Station
Oakville to Union Station
Long Branch to Union Station
NORTH WEST (D: Georgetown -Bramalea)
Georgetown to Union Station
Brampton to Unions Station
Malton/Rexdale to Union Station
Weston to Union Station
NORTH (E: Barrie-Newmarket-Maple)
Barrie to Union Station
Aurora to Union Station
Maple to Union Station
York U to Union Station
NORTH EAST (G: Stouffville-Unionville-Kennedy)
Uxbridge to Union Station
Stouffville to Union Station
Markham to Union Station
Agincourt to Union Station
EAST (B: Lakeshore East)
Scarborough to Union Station
North Rouge (Kingston Rd & Port Union) to Union Station
Pickering to Union Station
Oshawa to Union Station
Bowmanville to Union Station
Fares as of Feb 1, 2015 (fare may vary by station within the community)
Hours of Service
The GO Transit service is most frequent during the "rush hour" with service on many routes through the day and into the evenings.
Weekday off-peak hours have service on the Lakeshore "A" & "B" trains between Oshawa in the east and Burlington in the west, and on the northwest "D" connecting Georgetown/Bramalea and Union Station. On weekends, "A" and "B" trains run only between Pickering in the east and Oakville in the west, with bus connections extending east to Newcastle and west to Hamilton.
Off-peak GO Buses between Union Station and other train stations (nicknamed "train-bus" routes) increase flexibility travelling to and from downtown Toronto, outside the peak-traffic train schedules, and on weekends. Many riders using Union Station buses travel one way by train and the other by bus.
Information about GO Transit is available by phone 24 hours a day. In the Toronto local calling area 416-869-3200 or Long distance toll-free 1-888-GET ON GO (438.6646). TTY teletypewriters only 1-800-387-3652
All lost articles are handled through our Lost & Found department at the Customer Service Centre in Union Station. (140 Bay St., Toronto - just inside Bay St. entrance)
The Customer Service Center is open weekdays 7 am to 8 pm, and weekends and statutory holidays 10 am to 6 pm, and they can be reached at 416-869-3600 ext 7273 For long distance callers, dial 1-888-438-6646 and ask for extension 7273.
20 Bay Street, Suite 600,
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2W3
Security and Safety
GO station platforms have a yellow platform line, which marks the safe boundary when trains pass by. Transit enforcement officers are trained to handle emergencies and provide first aid, as are customer attendants on trains.
Passengers requiring urgent assistance should press the yellow emergency strip on GO Trains, located above the railcar's windows. Each railcar is also equipped with a first aid kit (next to the washroom) and every other window is equipped as an emergency exit.
After dark, passengers may exit the bus anywhere on the route, where it's operationally safe for the driver to stop, as long as they are notified a stop ahead.
Commuters can get a "C-CAT" (Commuter-Combat Auto Theft) decal from the Canadian Automobile Association or the Newmarket Bus Terminal for their vehicles left in GO Station parking lots. Police will assume any decaled vehicles travelling between 10 am and 3 pm on weekdays has been stolen, and will request licence and registration from the driver.
Suspicious activity and specific incidents can be reported to Transit Enforcement at 905-803-0642 in Mississauga (24 hours a day), or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Access for Persons with Limited Mobility
Forty-six of GO's 58 train stations are accessible to passengers who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters - or anyone preferring step-free access to the train, including senior citizens, passengers with medical conditions, or people with luggage or baby strollers. Bicycles are not allowed on the accessible railcar.
A passenger with disabilities needing a companion and/or a specially trained dog for assistance may bring either or both along free of charge.
When bringing a companion for assistance, the GO ticket seller can endorse the single-ride or day pass as a "party ticket." It will be marked so two people can ride with one ticket or pass.
The accessible railcar is the fifth car from the locomotive end of the train.
NOTE: Aldershot GO Station is temporarily inaccessible due to construction, and disabled passengers should use the Burlington GO Station instead.
Many of the GO Buses "kneel" to make it easier to board, and several GO Bus routes provide wheelchair-accessible service on some or all trips. Accessible service is offered only at accessible stops and on designated trips. See accessible schedule
Note: At this time, GO does not have accessible service on buses connecting with GO Trains, so passengers should contact their local transit system about their accessible service to/from GO stations.