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About Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

Station Information

Edmonton VIA Station, Edmonton, AB - CAEMOVIA-0

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The Edmonton VIA Rail Station is the center of intercity rail travel in Edmonton. Located 5.5 kilometers northwest of downtown Edmonton, the station first opened in 1998. Due to its unique location, trains have to reverse into or out of the station. It is served by only one VIA Rail line: the Canadian line, which runs across the entire country, from Toronto to Vancouver. The nearest hotels are available just one kilometer away from the station.

Popular train stations in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton Train Station

What train companies travel to Edmonton, Alberta?

Located in Alberta, Canada, Edmonton is accessible by train from 8 other cities. You can choose from 8 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Edmonton on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Edmonton are also available..

Train companies serving Edmonton

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail131d 7h 3m$317.94
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

Which train carrier has the best service to Edmonton?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Edmonton by train with VIA Rail giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Edmonton taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.2 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Edmonton punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Edmonton, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$45.92 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Edmonton, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Edmonton. In the last month, trains from Wainwright to Edmonton had the lowest average price at $45.92.

The main train station in Edmonton is Edmonton Train Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Edmonton.

Edmonton is the third most popular destination for train trips in Alberta. It also ranks number 60 in Canada. Edmonton has the most train connections in the region. There are 8 train schedules arriving in Edmonton each day.
The population of Edmonton is 712391. Edmonton ranks number 1 in terms of population in Alberta and number 12 in all of Canada.
Train tickets to Edmonton range from for a short trip to Edmonton, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Edmonton starts at , and a longer trip by train to Edmonton can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $82.
Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Edmonton for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest train station to the city center of Edmonton is Edmonton Train Station, located just 2.9 miles away. Select Edmonton Train Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Edmonton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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