The 1pm bus was delayed until 2:45, there was a large group of people waiting outside in the cold. The 2pm was already there at 1pm waiting, rather than switching trips and having both buses experience a slight delay everyone with a 1pm ticket continued to wait in the cold while the 2pm bus loaded up. We weren't give a new time until 2:20. The frustrating part is our bus had already arrived and dropped passengers off I am not saying bus driver should skip her break but she could have at least told us how long it would be so we could go warm up. It's frankly cruel to treat people like this in the winter
Got to the bus for 6:10 and was told that the bus was now leaving at 7. If I had known it would be an additional 50 minutes I would have gone and done something or taken the train instead as nothing was said to anyone on the bus until we got there.
Bus was on time and all, but the driver was very condescending, almost rude. Also should be a rule that doesn’t allow intoxicated people in the bus, as the whole way I was expecting this man to just have a go at someone. Not my best ride.
When I purchased the ticket online I chose the option to have it printed at the terminal. Upon arriving at Yorkdale Station, there were absolutely no Greyhound staff there, and the other staff from other companies were confused and unable to help. Finally someone pointed me to a terminal and said that sometimes Greyhound buses come there but they did not have access to schedule or know for sure because they didn’t work for Greyhound. At this point, I still had no printed ticket. I waited and there was no bus. I then found a way to track the Greyhound buses online and it was 30 minutes late, I continued to track the buses and the delay time kept increasing. I was not even sure if the bus was even going to come at all or if I was even in the right spot. When the predicted delay time online increased to 49 minutes, late I decided to leave. The whole process was confusing and stressful and I ended up leaving and paying for an alternative way to Barrie because I was going to be late for something important.
I was on time for the bus and it came early I waited an hour and a half later thinking it was in traffic. Called several numbers and I ended up having to buy a new bus ticket and not have gotten reimbursed. I was waiting a total of three hours before I was able to get on to a different bus to make my journey
Apparently they dont call out the buses boarding, despite the lady in the yellow vest who checks your ticket yelling "415 bus to london" right next to me. made the mistake of waiting to be called and missed my bus. had to wait 4 hours and buy another ticket.
In general the experience was positive, however, the driver insisted that all passengers stow their baggage under their seats, and not only was the floor filthy, there is only room under the seat for one piece of baggage. There are metal supports directly under each seat so the baggage has to go in the middle between the seats. The driver was courteous though, efficient, and drove safely.
I use Ontario Northland bus all the time. For over 30 years and yes I've used other bus services, even if a new bus service was to start up my first choice and choice is Ontario Northland bus and always will be.
81 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5E, Canada, , Head inside the Union Station, locate the Bus Terminal following the signs. You can always ask Union Staff for directions. Rider Express counter is at second floor at the Bus Terminal.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Toronto - Barrie
How much does a bus ticket from Toronto to Barrie cost?
The average bus ticket price from Toronto to Barrie is $23. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Toronto to Barrie is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Toronto to Barrie?
The average travel time between Toronto and Barrie is around 1h 25m, although the fastest bus will take about 1h.This is the time it takes to travel the 50 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Toronto and Barrie?
The number of buses from Toronto to Barrie can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Toronto to Barrie by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Toronto to Barrie?
When taking the bus from Toronto to Barrie, you can travel comfortably and safely with Ontario Northland.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Toronto to Barrie?
Buses traveling between Toronto and Barrie leave from YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport - Terminal 1 or Coach Terminal and arrive at Transit Terminal.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Toronto to Barrie vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $27 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $16.
Usually Ontario Northland will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $0.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Toronto and Barrie!
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Toronto to Barrie, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Toronto to Barrie will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Toronto to Barrie while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
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