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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 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Vaughan has to offer.

Where to Eat in Vaughan

Thornhill is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Vaughan. These include popular favorites 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 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
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Vaughan in January
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2 travelers
Flight to Vaughan
3 nights at 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 13 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Vaughan include Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines and United Airlines. The shortest flight to Vaughan from the United States departs from New York and takes around 1h 39m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Vaughan to London takes 3h 44m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about $40 for a 4h 02m trip.


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 NextCar and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including FlixBus, Trailways and Greyhound. From Buffalo, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 165 miles and will cost you around $65. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $59 for a journey of 175 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 (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (2,048 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 $147 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $163 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Vaughan

Most booked hotels in Vaughan

Staybridge Suites Toronto - Vaughan South
Excellent (8.6, 369 reviews)
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
Excellent (8.4, 411 reviews)
Aloft Vaughan Mills
Excellent (8.2, 662 reviews)
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
Excellent (8.1, 728 reviews)
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8, 417 reviews)
Monte Carlo Inn Vaughan Suites
Good (7.8, 2062 reviews)
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Renting a car in Vaughan

Renting a car in Vaughan costs $30 per day, on average, or $177 if you want to rent if for 6 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 29% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay $4.77 per gallon in Vaughan (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $57.24 and $76.31. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Jeep Cherokee or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

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