Vaughan travel guide

Vaughan Tourism | Vaughan Guide

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. Vaughan deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

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 Farro Ristorante (2316 Major Mackenzie) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Woodbridge (6210 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON) and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Vaughan Mills (3300 Rutherford Rd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Vaughan.

When to visit Vaughan

Vaughan in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 184
1 night at 3-star hotel
Vaughan in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 184
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Vaughan

Plane

When flying to Vaughan, you’ll arrive at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), which is located 13 miles from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Vaughan departs from Québec City and takes around 1h 35m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Vaughan to Kingston takes 2h 05m and costs around C$ 49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 42 for a 2h 12m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Vaughan is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 15 miles from Vaughan. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Hertz, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including Rider Express, Bus and OurBus. From London, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 130 miles and will cost you around C$ 23. From Kingston, the ticket costs about C$ 51 for a journey of 150 miles.

Plane

When flying to Vaughan, you’ll arrive at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), which is located 13 miles from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Vaughan departs from Québec City and takes around 1h 35m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Vaughan to Kingston takes 2h 05m and costs around C$ 49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about C$ 42 for a 2h 12m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Vaughan is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 15 miles from Vaughan. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Hertz, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including Rider Express, Bus and OurBus. From London, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 130 miles and will cost you around C$ 23. From Kingston, the ticket costs about C$ 51 for a journey of 150 miles.

Airports near Vaughan

Airlines serving Vaughan

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
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Where to stay in Vaughan

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaughan-Southwest and Vaughan Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Vaughan

Most booked hotels in Vaughan

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South, An IHG Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 205+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaughan-Southwest
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 217+
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 231+
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 212+
Aloft Vaughan Mills
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 217+
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Toronto - Markham
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 217+

Renting a car in Vaughan

Renting a car in Vaughan costs C$ 43 per day, on average, or C$ 86 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 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$ 22.79 and C$ 30.39. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 76% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Vaughan costs C$ 43 per day, on average, or C$ 86 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 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$ 22.79 and C$ 30.39. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 76% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.