Originally Posted by littleluzer
going to mcmaster tomorrow for move in day! excited but at the same time i have a question about direction
i live in toronto, so if take the go train/bus, i have to get on union station to mcaster go bus terminal, as you can see, i know where im going, but i dont know which bus/train (the number) to take, it become an even bigger problem cuz tomorrow is sunday, so the schedule is different
also, do i need to book a ticket in advance? i dont want to find out tomorrow that they dont have any seats left.
please help me, i dont want the link to the go transit website, becuz i have it, just explain to me using your word would be very helpful, thank you very much!!
No need to book a ticket in advance. The bus you take is the 16. When you get to the GO Transit Station, you'll see a bunch of TV screens that tell you what the upcoming buses and trains are. One of them will say QEW Hamilton. That's the bus you take, it comes every 30 minutes. You can either stay in the station and wait for the number to come up or you can go straight to the bus terminal and they will announce it there (but you can also see it on the screens there).
The stop you get off at is the first stop, which is Columbia College (It's actually Main & Longwood but they always say Columbia College or even McMaster University). Then when you get off the bus you walk towards the right (opposite direction of where the bus is going to be going). McMaster is like a 10-15 minute walk from there and is on your right hand side.
No need to buy a ticket in advance, you can purchase tickets at the GO Station.
Originally Posted by jin09
the bus you take from union is lakeshore west. you can't book tickets in advance and there's really no need to. the trip will be a little over an hour so just go to union ahead of time and when you buy a ticket they can help you find the track and all that. you'll probably take a train and then have to transfer to a bus at either burlington or aldershot go. just follow the crowd outside and get on the go bus that says mcmaster terminal. if you're lucky there might be a bus direct to mac from union though.
if you're looking for more specific times on the go transit website click on schedules & maps and then schedules. there will be a chart for sunday times and you're looking at the lakeshore west one.
good luck and have fun at mac tomorrow!!!!
Unfortunately no such bus exists from Union Station.
This is another way of getting to McMaster if you don't mind transferring. The bus will stop right in McMaster's GO Terminal.