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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Toronto to Windsor. Traveling by train from Toronto to Windsor usually takes around 4 hours and 15 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$48.82
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Saad

October 16, 2021

VIA Rail

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

5.0

Joanne

October 1, 2021

VIA Rail

Had an amazing trip from start to finish. Highly recommend this service!

Had an amazing trip from start to finish. Highly recommend this service!

5.0

salam

August 22, 2021

VIA Rail

No issues, got there on time.

No issues, got there on time.

5.0

Jovelyn

July 3, 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Friendly staff, comfortable seats and would love to travel again! Cons: Internet ! 😁. Tips: Just bring sanitizing wipes if you want an extra clean, so far I could say all good!

Pros: Friendly staff, comfortable seats and would love to travel again! Cons: Internet ! 😁. Tips: Just bring sanitizing wipes if you want an extra clean, so far I could say all good!

4.0

Fred

March 8, 2020- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: I sat with my group in quad seating, so we were able to have great interaction. Cons: The train left about 30 minutes late. The quad seating legroom was limited compared with normal forward facing seats, but I prefer the quad seating regardless of the legroom iss...

Pros: I sat with my group in quad seating, so we were able to have great interaction. Cons: The train left about 30 minutes late. The quad seating legroom was limited compared with normal forward facing seats, but I prefer the quad seating regardless of the legroom issue. Also, I don't use onboard WiFi, so I'm not sure if it was working.

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

In the last month, $52.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$96$64$32NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to Windsor will vary between C$62 and C$96. 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$62. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Toronto to Windsor by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Windsor in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$68 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$96$76$57$38$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Windsor from Toronto will be about C$31.43 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, Ontario to Windsor, Ontario. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail44h 16m$60.57
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Windsor start from $49, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 VIA Rail schedules to Windsor. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station . And in Windsor trains arrive at Windsor VIA Station .

    From Toronto to Windsor train travel on VIA Rail takes 4 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Windsor faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 59 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Windsor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many stops are between Toronto and Windsor?

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.

Is Toronto to Windsor a good day-trip?

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.

What is the best way to travel from Toronto to Windsor?

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.

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

The distance between Toronto and Windsor is approximately 206 miles, or 332 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Toronto to Windsor are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Toronto to Windsor?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Toronto to Windsor.

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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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 Windsor?

Windsor VIA Station, Windsor, ON - CAXECVIA-0

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Arrival stations

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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