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Trains from Toronto to Winnipeg

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Toronto - Winnipeg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Toronto to Winnipeg. Traveling by train from Toronto to Winnipeg usually takes around 34 hours and 45 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance941 mi (1515 km)
Fastest train34h 45m
Lowest price$238.64
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Toronto to Winnipeg

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Toronto to Winnipeg?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to Winnipeg, Manitoba. 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 10h 45m$239.18
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Winnipeg start from $232, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 VIA Rail schedules to Winnipeg. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station . And in Winnipeg trains arrive at Winnipeg VIA Station .

    From Toronto to Winnipeg train travel on VIA Rail takes 34 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Winnipeg on a weekend there is typically one VIA Rail scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Winnipeg 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 Toronto to Winnipeg?

The distance between Toronto and Winnipeg is approximately 941 miles, or 1515 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 hours and 45 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Toronto to Winnipeg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Toronto at 9:00am and arrives in Winnipeg around 34 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Toronto to Winnipeg?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg to Toronto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Toronto to Winnipeg for $268.17.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

Image credit: The City of Toronto

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Departure stations

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Winnipeg?

Arrival stations

Winnipeg has one train station.

Train stations in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg VIA Station

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