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 neighborhood with the most restaurants in Vaughan. These include popular favorites such as What a Bagel Eatery - Bathurst (8010 Bathurst St), Frilu (7713 Yonge St) and The Victorian Tea Room (7713 Yonge street). 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 package price
$318
2 travelers
Flight to Vaughan
3 nights at hotel
Vaughan in January
Estimated package price
$318
2 travelers
Flight to Vaughan
3 nights at 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 center. The shortest flight to Vaughan from the United States departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by UP Express. The train journey from Vaughan to London takes 2h 09m and costs around $31 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kingston, expect to pay about $36 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 Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including Rider Express, Bus and Red Arrow. From London, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 130 miles and will cost you around $33. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $43 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 center. The shortest flight to Vaughan from the United States departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Vaughan, followed by UP Express. The train journey from Vaughan to London takes 2h 09m and costs around $31 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Kingston, expect to pay about $36 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 Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Economy Rent a Car, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Vaughan, including Rider Express, Bus and Red Arrow. From London, the bus ride to Vaughan takes 130 miles and will cost you around $33. From Kingston, the ticket costs about $43 for a journey of 150 miles.

Airports near Vaughan

Airlines serving Vaughan

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (908 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,345 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,570 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,536 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,898 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,474 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,616 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (826 reviews)
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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, 550 reviews)
$146+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaughan-Southwest
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, 539 reviews)
$155+
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 445 reviews)
$146+
Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 833 reviews)
$145+
Aloft Vaughan Mills
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 721 reviews)
$144+
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
4 stars
Good (7.9, 593 reviews)
$151+

Renting a car in Vaughan

Renting a car in Vaughan costs $26 per day, on average, or $53 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 19% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay $5.19 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 $62.23 and $82.98. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Vaughan costs $26 per day, on average, or $53 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 19% cheaper than airport locations in Vaughan.

Expect to pay $5.19 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 $62.23 and $82.98. The most frequently booked car type in Vaughan is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.