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Trains from Moncton to Edmonton

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Moncton - Edmonton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Moncton to Edmonton. Traveling by train from Moncton to Edmonton usually takes around 90 hours, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance2187 mi (3519 km)
Fastest train90h 0m
Lowest price$643.71
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail Canada
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Which train should you take from Moncton to Edmonton?

VIA Rail Canada is the one and only train line which connects Moncton to Edmonton. 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 Rail Canada13d 17h 50m$643.71
  • VIA Rail Canada

    VIA Rail Canada

    VIA Rail Canada train tickets from Moncton to Edmonton start from $644, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 VIA Rail Canada schedules to Edmonton. VIA Rail Canada in Moncton leaves from VIA Station . And in Edmonton trains arrive at VIA Station .

    From Moncton to Edmonton train travel on VIA Rail Canada takes 89 hours and 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Moncton to Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Moncton to Edmonton?

The distance between Moncton and Edmonton is approximately 2187 miles, or 3519 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 90 hours,

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 Moncton 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 Thursday 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 Moncton at 5:00pm and arrives in Edmonton around 89 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Moncton to Edmonton?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

City Information

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

Where is the train station in Moncton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Moncton.

All train stations in Moncton:

  • VIA Station

Where is the train station in Edmonton?

Edmonton VIA Station, Edmonton, AB - CAEMOVIA-0

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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Edmonton:

  • VIA Station

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