Public transport in Toronto is fast, safe and reliable, consisting of an integrated system of subways, buses and streetcars that reach every part of the city, as well as a light rapid transit (LRT) line extending to the Harbour. The subway is easy to use, with only two major lines, and the buses and streetcar stations are next to every major stop, taking over where the subway leaves off. Fares are standard and a single fare will take you anywhere on a single trip; tokens can be used to avoid the hassle of having to pay with exact change. To freely change from one form of transport to another, get a transfer slip when paying for the fare. The subway operates from 6am to 1:30am, the buses and streetcars from about 5am to 12:30am (both start at 9am on Sundays), and the Blue Night Network services main street routes after 1:30am. The Request Stop Program allows passengers travelling alone late at night to get off the bus anywhere in between stops. Taxis are always available and ferries travel to the Toronto Islands. Driving a hired car is not recommended due to traffic congestion and expensive parking.
Become our Toronto Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Toronto travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Toronto or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.