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Windsor - Burlington Train Schedule

Train
VIA Rail
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri,
  5. Sat
5:40 AM
WindsorWindsor
9:28 AM
BurlingtonAldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
from $52.18
Train
VIA Rail
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri,
  5. Sat
8:43 AM
WindsorWindsor
12:25 PM
BurlingtonAldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
from $52.24
Train
VIA Rail
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri,
  5. Sat
1:46 PM
WindsorWindsor
5:10 PM
BurlingtonAldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
from $52.24
Train
VIA Rail
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Thu,
  4. Fri,
  5. Sat
5:41 PM
WindsorWindsor
9:09 PM
BurlingtonAldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
from $52.18

Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Windsor to Burlington. The train trip from Windsor to Burlington is usually about 3 hours and 35 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest VIA Rail train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance178 mi (287 km)
Fastest train3h 24m
Lowest price$51.61
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Windsor to Burlington

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Najla

June 8, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was nice trip. Tips: Traveling by train is wonderful.

5.0

Abbas

January 16, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

It was nice trip

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

In the last month, $57.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Windsor to Burlington. 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $28.91 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Windsor to Burlington, with the average price at just $65. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $86. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket 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 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Burlington from Windsor will be about C$28.91 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Windsor to Burlington?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Windsor to Burlington. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail43h 36m$78.46
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Windsor and Burlington. 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 Windsor and Burlington is approximately 178 miles, or 287 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 24 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.

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

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

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

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Windsor?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Windsor:

  • Windsor

Where is the train station in Burlington?

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

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Burlington:

  • Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

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