Originally Posted by ~*Sara*~
I have another really quick Go bus question. I've been told that I can take the go bus/train combination to get from hamilton to toronto faster, using the 01 Lakeshore west or something. I looked at their website, and it kinda confused me even more, especially where to transfer, bus numbers, train transfer, etc. Has anyone actually taken that route before that can tell me what to do? Thank you!
Someone would probably be able to help you easier if posted exactly where you from to leave from and go to, or do you not know?
If no one here can help you you should just call Go Transit and they will be able to tell you exactly what to do.
This is presumably what you're looking for though.
That is the schedule for the Lakeshore West Go Train & Bus schedule.
So it looks like you get on either the 15 or 15A at McMaster (this bus stops at the middle section of the bus area by Mary Keyes), depending on which time you wish to leave. Then you get off at the indicated Go Station indicated in pink and you transfer to the train. So between Monday-Friday if you got on the 15A at say 16:10 (4:10) you'd get off at Burlington Go Station at 4:30 and get on the train at 4:45 and the train would take you to all the different Go Stations. If you're going to Union you'd get off the train at Union at 7:38 pm.
As mentioned below the time and date you are traveling may change this. Just look at the schedule and the times along the top and then the location on the side. You will either have to get off at Aldershot or Burlington Go depending on the time and day, but just look at the bus # and the pink and it will show you which station and which time to get on the train there.
One adult single-ride is $9.25, a day pass is $18.50 and this would allow you to go there and back obviously.
This is the fare calculator:
You just show the bus driver your ticket and get on, this same ticket will be used on the train. With Go Trains though it works on the honour system. You buy the ticket and validating it in advance (the Go Bus driver would do this in your case by punching a hole in it or stamping it depending on the ticket), then they may or may not check. They may not check but if they do and you don't have a ticket there is a large fine. With the train though you just get on it and go, there is no one at the door to check tickets.
I've never actually taken this particular trip but I'm pretty sure that is how it would work. I've taken the train to Union station from one of the Go stations in Hamilton before but I've never started on the bus.