The Stratford Festival will be offering twice-daily private bus service between Toronto and Stratford for the 2013 season at a price of $10 each way.
“We want to make it as easy and affordable as possible for people to get to Stratford,” says Festival executive director designate Anita Gaffney. “We’ve seen a growing demand for transportation from Toronto, especially as train and bus service has declined over the past two decades, so we’ve decided to step in to fill the gap.”
Called Stratford Direct – an expansion of the Saturday bus service launched in 1999 – the new service offers many improvements:
• Buses will depart from Toronto’s InterContinental Toronto Centre hotel, at the corner of Front and Simcoe streets, with easy access to Union Station.
• Service will be direct from Toronto to Stratford, with no stops.
• Service is available for both matinée and evening performances.
• Bus reservations, tickets and overnight accommodation can all be booked together through the Festival’s box office or website.
Some rare exceptions to the twice-daily service do apply on occasions when just one performance is running.
Details are available through the box office and are noted on the performance calendar.