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There are 3 daily trains from Windsor to Brampton. Traveling by train from Windsor to Brampton usually takes around 5 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 49 minutes.
|Distance||192 mi (309 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 49m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Windsor to Brampton?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Windsor to Brampton. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||5h 15m||$47.93|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 3 daily trips between Windsor and Brampton. 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.
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The distance between Windsor and Brampton is approximately 192 miles, or 309 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 49 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 Windsor to Brampton 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Windsor at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Brampton to Windsor.
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.
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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.
Where is the train station in Windsor?
Main departure 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.
All train stations in Windsor:
Windsor VIA Station
Where is the train station in Brampton?
Main arrival 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.
Train stations in Brampton:
Brampton VIA Station
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