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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Québec to Edmonton. Traveling by train from Québec to Edmonton usually takes around 74 hours, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance1899 mi (3055 km)
Fastest train74h 0m
Lowest price$390.75
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail Canada
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Which train should you take from Québec to Edmonton?

VIA Rail Canada is the one and only train line which connects Québec, Quebec to Edmonton, Alberta. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail Canada13d 2h 8m$390.75
  • VIA Rail Canada

    VIA Rail Canada

    VIA Rail Canada train tickets from Québec to Edmonton start from $391, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 VIA Rail Canada schedules to Edmonton. VIA Rail Canada in Québec leaves from Gare du Palais . And in Edmonton trains arrive at VIA Station .

    From Québec to Edmonton train travel on VIA Rail Canada takes 74 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Edmonton faster, VIA Rail Canada offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 74 hours and 0 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Edmonton on a weekend there is typically one VIA Rail Canada scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Québec.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Québec to Edmonton 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 Québec to Edmonton?

The distance between Québec and Edmonton is approximately 1899 miles, or 3055 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 74 hours,

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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Québec to Edmonton on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Québec at 8:00am and arrives in Edmonton around 74 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Québec to Edmonton?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Edmonton to Québec.

City Information

Québec

Boasting quaint cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals, Québec City will make you feel like you are in France, with a unique Canadian touch. The city’s prime attraction lies in its Old Quarter, which features winding cobblestone streets and some of the city’s most iconic architectural marvels such as the Citadel or the Notre-Dame Basilica. Take a stroll around the quarter, and you might find yourself transported to Europe. If you wish to take a break from the hustles and bustles of a big city for a while, drive 9 miles northeast of the Old Town and you will reach Montmorency Falls Park, with its iconic 272-foot fall. The park’s idyllic beauty and its amazing landmarks will certainly strike a chord with nature lovers. For those who just can’t have enough with the town’s interesting history, head over to Place-Royale, which was the original birthplace of the French Colony and the French-American community.

Québec City’s food scene features a very strong French influence. If you want to try local specialties with a distinctive French twist, try La Traite or Le Clocher Penché. For lavish dinners, head over to Restaurant Initiale.

The city’s principal VIA Rail train station is the Gare du Palais, and the main bus station is right next to it. The main airport in the city is the Jean Lesage International Airport, 8.1 miles west of the city.

Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Québec?

Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-0

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Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-1

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Departure stations

Gare du Palais is an intermodal transportation station in Québec City. Built in 1915, the station gets its name from its proximity to the Palace of the Intendant of New France. Because of its immense cultural value, the station was named a Heritage Railway Station in 1992. The station currently provides rail services on VIA Rail, which offers 12 daily trains from Québec City to Ottawa Station and vice versa. The station's amenities include on-site parking spots and public restrooms.

All train stations in Québec:

  • Gare du Palais

Where is the train station in Edmonton?

Edmonton VIA Station, Edmonton, AB - CAEMOVIA-0

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Arrival stations

The Edmonton VIA Rail Station is the center of intercity rail travel in Edmonton. Located 5.5 kilometers northwest of downtown Edmonton, the station first opened in 1998. Due to its unique location, trains have to reverse into or out of the station. It is served by only one VIA Rail line: the Canadian line, which runs across the entire country, from Toronto to Vancouver. The nearest hotels are available just one kilometer away from the station.

Train stations in Edmonton:

  • VIA Station

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