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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver to Edmonton?

Lowest Price$116.44
Fastest Train26h 50m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Edmonton right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Edmonton?

In the last month, $116.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton, AB. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Edmonton?

The distance between Vancouver and Edmonton is approximately 508 miles, or 818 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 50 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vancouver to Edmonton are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 3:00pm and arrives in Edmonton around 26 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Edmonton?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Edmonton with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Edmonton to Vancouver.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Edmonton?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Edmonton, Alberta. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail11d 2h 50m$115.43

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Edmonton?

Edmonton has one train station:

  • VIA Station

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Edmonton

Monthly average prices

$234$187$140$93$47DJFMAMJJASON

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