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Burlington - Windsor Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 5 daily train trips between Burlington and Windsor. The average train journey from Burlington to Windsor takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, but some VIA Rail train trips are as short as 3 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance178 mi (287 km)
Fastest train3h 21m
Lowest price$52.92
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Burlington to Windsor

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Dominic

October 11, 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Nice journey, safer and more convenient than road or air. Gave rest of mind. Cons: Promptness of arrival and departure. Tips: The safest and more convenient way to travel.

What is the price of a train ticket from Burlington to Windsor?

In the last month, $53.15 was the average price of a train ticket from Burlington to Windsor. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for May if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Burlington to Windsor. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $66. If you're planning a trip from Burlington to Windsor during February, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $80 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Burlington to Windsor, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $30.36 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Burlington to Windsor?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Burlington to Windsor. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail53h 50m$79.09
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 5 daily trips between Burlington 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

The distance between Burlington and Windsor is approximately 178 miles, or 287 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 21 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.

Trains from Burlington to Windsor are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Burlington at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Windsor. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Windsor to Burlington.

City Information

Burlington

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Burlington is a charming city with enviable access to natural beauty. Its biggest attraction is the celebrated Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest and perhaps most stunning garden in Canada, but Burlington has a lot more to offer. Walking through the historic downtown, marvel at the city's quaint architecture that features Gothic Revival mansions and old-world churches. Burlington also has various outdoor activities available for every type of adventurer, including gentle walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront, jaw-dropping hikes up the Niagara Escarpment, or adrenaline-fuelled rock climbs at Mount Nemo Conservation Area.

The city has a vibrant culinary scene featuring a range of high-quality eateries and several food-focused festivals such as Ribfest, which falls on Labor Day every year. Dozens of bars and nightclubs serve up live music late into the night for those looking for a party.

Just 30 miles from Toronto, Burlington is well-connected and benefits from its proximity to Canada's biggest city. The local VIA Rail station provides convenient rail links across the region, and Burlington is within driving distance of four different international airports.

Windsor

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd, Burlington, ON - CAASTAMT-0

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Main departure station: Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

Aldershot Station is Burlington's train station, located in the Aldershot neighborhood slightly southwest of downtown. The station consists of a spacious waiting area with public restrooms and several platforms for long-distance VIA Rail trains and commuter GO Transit trains. The station has two large parking lots, but it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot on weekdays. You can board VIA Rail's Windsor to Toronto line or Toronto to New York line from this station.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

Where is the train station in Windsor?

Windsor VIA Station, Windsor, ON - CAXECVIA-0

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Main arrival station: Windsor

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

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