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Toronto - Windsor Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Toronto to Windsor. Traveling by train from Toronto to Windsor usually takes around 5 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 3 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance206 mi (332 km)
Fastest train3h 59m
Lowest price$53.45
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto to Windsor

(Based on 57 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Douglas

February 14, 2024- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: The train ride was smooth and it got me to Windsor safely. Cons: The train left the Toronto station about 20 minutes late. I've had other trips on Via Rail and they've always left the station right on time. Also, there were 2 or 3 other delays. A couple were waiting for other trains to pass and one was because anther train was stalled on the main line track. Overall, this meant we arrived in Windsor about 3 hours late. Tips: Be prepared to have to wait for other trains to pass, this is normal and usually only takes a few minutes, maybe 10-15 minutes. As for the Wi-Fi, I thought it was ok on previous trips but this time it was anything but ok. It was non-functional I would say about half the trip. If Via Rail advertises free Wi-Fi, the least they can do is make sure it works, at least 95% of the time, 50% is definitely unacceptable. BTW, I consider none of these problems I describe here are the fault of Wanderu. I have booked Wanderu in the past and will do so in the future.

5.0

Ran

November 26, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable and worry free. Cons: Increase frequency of trains from Toronto to Windsor and back.

5.0

Robin

September 9, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: The train ride was smooth, more so with traveling toward Toronto than traveling back to Windsor. The staff with helpful and available as needed. Cons: Information on how to charge your devices. Tips: Be prepared for handling your luggage.

5.0

Cathy

August 14, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Cons: We arrived in Windsor 30 minutes later than expected. Tips: Relaxing.

5.0

Douglas

July 17, 2023- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Train left on time, comfortable ride. Cons: For the price of my fair, everything was satisfactory. Tips: WiFi is available but when I travelled YouTube was not available. I found this a little disappointing. Maybe that will change in the future???

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

In the last month, $60.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto to Windsor. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $38.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$123$82$41MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to Windsor will vary between C$75 and C$116. Planning a train trip to Windsor within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toronto over the next 7 days is C$80. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Toronto to Windsor often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $64,

If you're thinking of traveling from Toronto to Windsor during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $80 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Windsor from Toronto will be about C$38.37 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Windsor?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Windsor. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail75h 8m$72.61
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 7 daily trips between Toronto 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

There are 8 stops on the VIA Rail route between Toronto and Windsor. The train stops in Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Woodstock, Ingersoll, London, Glencoe and Chatham.
No, Toronto to Windsor is not a very good day-trip. The fastest trains take about 4 hours each way, and there are only 3 daily trips in each direction.
The best way to travel from Toronto to Windsor depends on your priorities, but the train is a great option. Bus tickets are often cheaper, but train tickets start at just CA $22.20, and are generally faster than the bus.

The distance between Toronto and Windsor is approximately 206 miles, or 332 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 59 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 Toronto to Windsor are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Toronto at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 7 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 Toronto.

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.

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 Toronto?

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

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 Windsor?

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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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