Trains from Brampton to Windsor
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There are 2 daily trains from Brampton to Windsor. Traveling by train from Brampton to Windsor usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||192 mi (309 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 30m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Brampton to Windsor?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Brampton to Windsor. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||2||5h 50m||$70.26|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 2 daily trips between Brampton and Windsor. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Brampton to Windsor 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 Brampton to Windsor?
The distance between Brampton and Windsor is approximately 192 miles, or 309 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 30 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 departing from Brampton to Windsor tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Saturday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Brampton at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Brampton to Windsor?
Trains leave the station in Brampton twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Windsor to Brampton.
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Part of the Greater Toronto Area, Brampton is a suburban city featuring many key attractions that should tempt you away from Toronto for a couple of days. Get to know celebrities hailing from the city along the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame, then visit the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) for a unique insight into the region's cultural and artistic history. Brampton is not short on natural space, with dozens of pleasant urban parks, several sprawling conservation areas, and, to the northeast of the city, the must-see earthy hues of the Cheltenham Badlands.
The city is known for its extensive shopping facilities; shop ‘til you drop at one of Brampton's many impressive malls, including Bramalea City Centre, one of Canada's biggest malls. Various craft breweries and the summertime Brampton Farmers' Market serve up local flavors for those that prefer to drink and eat their way through the city.
The Brampton GO Station and the adjoining Downtown Terminal provide regional rail and bus services from Brampton. National and intercontinental air travel is available from the Toronto Pearson International Airport, a short 15-minute ride away from the city.
Windsor is a vibrant urban community brimming with first-rate entertainment, luscious green space, and cultural delights—a city where there truly is something for everyone. Visitors can step back in time and experience Windsor's rich history through the ages at the Chimczuk Museum, Willistead Manor, and Mackenzie Hall. With 215 parks, the city is also a haven for outdoor recreation; but nowhere is better than the iconic Windsor waterfront, where strollers are spoiled for choice by a number of world-class gardens, the Ojibway Nature Centre, and theWindsor Sculpture Centre.
Known as a melting pot, Windsor is home to an eclectic blend of artistic styles and culinary surprises. For those who want a real taste of the city, catch a theatre performance at one of the many elite venues dotted around Windsor before hitting downtown to satisfy your appetite with a selection of delicious international foods.
Located across the river from Detroit, Windsor forms one half of the International Gateway between Canada and the U.S.—the second busiest border crossing in North America. The city also acts as a major jump-off point for national travel deeper into Canada via Toronto and beyond.
Where is the train station in Brampton?
Main departure station: Brampton VIA Station
The Brampton VIA Rail station is located in downtown Brampton at 27 Church Street West. Local GO Transit and Brampton Transit buses connect this station to the Downtown Brampton Terminal for travelers continuing their travels by bus. This historic station first opened in 1856 along the Grand Trunk Railway line between Toronto and London. The current building, complete with a turreted entrance and large arching windows, dates to 1907. The station has three fairly spacious parking lots and restrooms. Aria Bistro & Lounge and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar are two popular restaurants near the station.
All train stations in Brampton:
Brampton VIA Station
Where is the train station in Windsor?
Main arrival station: Windsor VIA Station
Windsor's VIA Rail Station is located on Walker Road, and it is the center of intercity rail services in Windsor. The station opened in 1961, and it received substantial renovations in 2012. The current station features three tracks. Eight daily VIA Rail trains serve the Windsor-Toronto line that originates in Windsor. The station is the seventh busiest rail station in the country, so rush hour can mean a lot of foot traffic through the station. The station's amenities include a lounge, public restrooms, parking spots, and easy access points for people with disabilities.
Train stations in Windsor:
Windsor VIA Station
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