A network of bus and train lines connects the Canadian towns and cities with each other. As a result, bus and train travel in Canada is usually not a challenge. The intercity buses are usually well equipped. Information can be obtained from local tourist information offices or on the Internet.
Bus and train travel in Canada East with private transportation companies
The two major Canadian railway companies Canadian National and Canadian Pacific have joined together for passenger transport under the name VIA-Rail.
Railway network is very dense in eastern Canada
Canadian intercity trains offer a great way to travel around this impressive country. There are regular train connections between the cities of Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax. Here you can find detailed information about timetables and trains, as well as a ticket service: Train travel in Canada
VIA-Rail and the American company Amtrack are operating the following routes:
- on the corridor route from Windsor via Toronto, Kingston, Montreal to Quebec City, trains run several times a day.
- Ottawa is connected with Toronto and Montreal.
- the Atlantic provinces are also connected to the network (Montreal to Halifax)
- on the Nordland line from North Bay via Cochrane to Moosonee at Hudson Bay, trains of the Ontario Northland Company operate.
- from Toronto a train runs once a day to New York – to Boston there is only the “detour” via New York.
- there are also train connections between Toronto and Chicago