Vaughan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Vaughan

With a population of 238,866, Vaughan is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Vaughan has to offer.

Where to Eat in Vaughan

Thornhill is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Vaughan. These include popular favourites such as What a Bagel Eatery - Bathurst (8010 Bathurst St), Terra Restaurant (8199 Yonge Street) and The Octagon (7529 Yonge St). If you’re looking for affordable options, Canyon Creek - Vaughan (255 Bass Pro Mills Drive) and Autostrada (3255 Rutherford Rd) are great picks. Families with children usually love to dine at Jack Astor's - Vaughan (10 Colossus Drive), while couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of Romano's Restaurant (830 Rowntree Dairy Rd), in Thornhill. For delicious green meals, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Woodbridge (6210 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON) and Bellafornia (7181 Yonge St 11) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Vaughan.

When to visit Vaughan

Vaughan in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 191
1 night at 3-star hotel
Vaughan in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 191
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Vaughan


When flying to Vaughan, you’ll arrive at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), which is located 21 km from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to Vaughan include Air Canada, Air France and Avianca. The shortest domestic flight to Vaughan departs from Vancouver and takes around 4h 10m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Vaughan to Brampton takes 0h 37m and costs around C$ 32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 41 for a 2h 12m trip.


Another option to get to Vaughan is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 25 km from Vaughan. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including FlixBus, Trailways and Greyhound. From London, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 135 miles and will cost you around C$ 51. From Buffalo, the ticket costs about C$ 89 for a journey of 165 miles.

Airports near Vaughan

Airlines serving Vaughan

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (494 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (305 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,193 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,439 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,025 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Vaughan

Average rates range from around C$ 202 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 224 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Vaughan

Most booked hotels in Vaughan

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 203+
Aloft Vaughan Mills
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 187+
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 157+
Monte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 133+
Liberty Suites Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 192+
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Renting a car in Vaughan

Renting a car in Vaughan costs C$ 45 per day, on average, or C$ 134 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 3% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 per litre in Vaughan (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 20.76 and C$ 27.68. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Mini (Kia Carnival or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Dodge Attitude or similar) are, on average, 47% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.