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Windsor - Toronto Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Windsor to Toronto. Traveling by train from Windsor to Toronto usually takes around 4 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance206 mi (332 km)
Fastest train4h 7m
Lowest price$47.56
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Windsor to Toronto

(Based on 37 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Elaine L

December 22, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was great. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Just relax and enjoy.

Pros: It was great. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Just relax and enjoy.

5.0

Angela

December 14, 2021- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: I liked that the staff kept making sure we were good and someone in front of me didn't have their mask over their nose and staff was quick to have the man pull it up. Cons: The seats are uncomfortable! In a dream it would be AMAZING if the seats had a choice to b...

Pros: I liked that the staff kept making sure we were good and someone in front of me didn't have their mask over their nose and staff was quick to have the man pull it up. Cons: The seats are uncomfortable! In a dream it would be AMAZING if the seats had a choice to be heated!! More stuffing in them is needed. Tips: Yes use there own over head space for their luggage.

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5.0

Yiting

November 8, 2021- Regular commuter

VIA Rail

has reading light and charging spot

has reading light and charging spot

4.0

Diane

September 6, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Relaxing and not driving. Cons: Wifi needs improvement and staff need to be friendlier. Tips: Nothing.

Pros: Relaxing and not driving. Cons: Wifi needs improvement and staff need to be friendlier. Tips: Nothing.

5.0

Tinotenda

December 14, 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable & clean. Cons: Wifi didn't work well.

Pros: Comfortable & clean. Cons: Wifi didn't work well.

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

In the last month, $48.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Windsor to Toronto. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Windsor to Toronto 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$48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Windsor to Toronto in September, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$63 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

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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 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Toronto from Windsor will be about C$36.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Windsor to Toronto?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail44h 16m$74.96
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Windsor to Toronto start from $48, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 VIA Rail schedules to Toronto. VIA Rail in Windsor leaves from Windsor VIA Station . And in Toronto trains arrive at Union Station .

    From Windsor to Toronto train travel on VIA Rail takes 4 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 7 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 Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bus from Windsor to Toronto?

Wanderu does not currently have bus service between Windsor and Toronto. You can buy bus tickets for this route directly from Greyhound Canada, but tickets cost around $50 and range in duration, with some trips taking as long as 7 hours 55 minutes. Train tickets cost about $52, and average just 4 hours 13 minutes in travel time.

Is Windsor to Toronto a good day-trip?

Windsor to Toronto would not be a good day-trip, considering the shortest possible train duration is 4 hours 6 minutes. The earliest train to Toronto leaves at 5:00 a.m., and the last return trip leaves around 5:00 p.m., meaning you’d be left with about 8 hours in Toronto if you left on the earliest train and departed on the last one.

Do you need a passport to travel from Windsor to Toronto?

You do not need a passport to travel from Windsor to Toronto, since you are already traveling within Canada. If you are going from inside of the U.S to Windsor, however, then traveling to Toronto, you will need a passport to cross the U.S.–Canada border.

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

The distance between Windsor and Toronto is approximately 206 miles, or 332 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 7 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 departing from Windsor to Toronto tend to have the most passangers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Windsor to Toronto?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto 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.

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 Windsor?

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Departure 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.

All train stations in Windsor:

  • Windsor VIA Station

Where is the train station in Toronto?

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Arrival 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!

Train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

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