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Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

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Owen Sound, Canada
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Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

I need assistance... I am going from Owen Sound to London and I am very confused what is the best way to go. I am assuming that heading to Barrie would be the best but I can't find out if I take a bus to Barrie and then a bus (or Train?) to London. Also, no direct bus from OS to London on the day I'm leaving. Any advice would be great and much appreciated.

Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

Barrie is in the opposite direction than London from Owen Sound, so I'm not sure why you would want to head there.

Can you take a bus to Guelph, Kitchener, or somewhere else in the general direction of London and connect from there?

You might want to check out a map to orient yourself.

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

How about this: http://www.aboutown.com/northlink.php ? It doesn't run daily but it is direct.

Greyhound wants to route you via Barrie and Toronto. Perhaps their only Owen Sound route goes to Toronto?

Toronto, Canada
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3. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

Hmm...what do you know? It looks like all the buses from Owen Sound do go through Barrie!

But, it looks like you need to continue on to Toronto, then transfer to a bus to London from there. You may also be able to take a train to London from Toronto, but you would have to transfer from the Greyhound terminal to Union Station, so may not end up saving much time, depending on the schedules.

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

Eeeeee that is some ugly connection times!

Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

Going on Greyhound via Toronto will take 3-4 hours longer than going direct on Aboutown. I guess you have to decide whether you can make the shorter trip on Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, or have to suffer through the longer trip on other days of the week.

Via's Toronto-London train is 10 minutes faster than the Greyhound bus, so not worth the hassle of the transfer or the extra cost.

6. Re: Travelling from Owen Sound to London ON

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