I am planning a vacation to Toronto in mid-August. I’m trying to determine what is more cost effective and easier; renting a car for a day trip to NOTL or using public transportation. The problem is I can’t figure out the cost or the schedule to take the train from Toronto to St. Catherine’s and then taking a GO bus shuttle to NOTL. I realize the train/bus is seasonal but do they offer this method of transportation on weekends only? The information online is limited. I’ve been reading online that GO bus shuttles are provided for the Shaw Festival. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to attend a show but we definitely want to go to NOTL for the day. I’ve tried calling the phone number provided on the GO train website but it is inactive. Plus, I don’t understand the difference between Go Train and Rail. Is there a difference?
Can someone give me some guidance as to how to purchase a ticket or at least find out how much the fare will cost? In addition, to plan the day I will need to see a schedule of drop off and pick up times for the train and bus shuttle. If anyone knows from experience that renting a car is easier please let me know. It is very confusing. I rely on this forum and have found it very helpful. Thanks