Trains from Saint-Lambert to Kingston
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There are 4 daily trains from Saint-Lambert to Kingston. Traveling by train from Saint-Lambert to Kingston usually takes around 5 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 3 hours and 51 minutes.
|Distance||170 mi (274 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 51m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
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Which train should you take from Saint-Lambert to Kingston?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Saint-Lambert to Kingston. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||4||5h 6m||$88.48|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Saint-Lambert and Kingston. 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
Is it safe to travel by train from Saint-Lambert to Kingston 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 Saint-Lambert to Kingston?
The distance between Saint-Lambert and Kingston is approximately 170 miles, or 274 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 51 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 Saint-Lambert to Kingston tend to have the most passengers 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Saint-Lambert at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Saint-Lambert to Kingston?
There are 4 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 Kingston to Saint-Lambert.
If you're visiting Montreal, it's well worth crossing the river and spending a day or two in Saint-Lambert. It's a small city that's best experienced in the open air by strolling along the harbor, relaxing in one of its 30 parks, and admiring the blend of modern and historic architectural styles. Le Balcon d'Art showcases an exciting selection of art from across the ages, while the Saint-Lambert Municipal Memorial Library acts as a hub of cultural enrichment for residents and tourists alike. Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate Saint-Lambert's vast network of bike trails that transport riders out of the urban environment and into a rural idyll of luscious meadows and long-forgotten chateaus.
During the summer months, Canadians from the surrounding areas descend on Saint-Lambert for its annual festivals, including Festival Classica, Foire d'Art Contemporaine de Saint-Lambert, and, most notably, Saint-Lambert Days, which takes place in the downtown core and combines music, street performance, and local products.
Saint-Lambert is just a 10-minute boat ride from one of Canada's major urban centers, Montreal, from which nationwide air, rail, and bus connections are available. Saint-Lambert's central train station also provides regional rail and bus links.
Kingston is a beautiful lake city where the past and present intermingle at every turn, offering visitors of all ages and interests something to enjoy. History enthusiasts should visit Fort Henry National Historic Site to see remnants of old military conquest. Next, head to Bellevue House, the former home of Canada's first Prime Minister and perhaps the best example of the old-world Victorian architecture in the city.
Located on the northern tip of Lake Ontario, Kingston is brimming with watersports, bike trails, and mountain hikes for those that want to immerse themselves in nature—the Thousand Islands National Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, situated just outside of the city, are two highlights.
Kingston also harbors a bustling urban culture comprising live music, antique markets, and culinary excellence that is best experienced simply by walking around and following your eyes and nose. Raise a glass in any of Kingston's award-winning wineries or microbreweries before heading downtown to dine at one of the many international restaurants.
The city is well-placed and offers easy connections via rail and bus to major urban centers like Toronto and Montreal. Norman Rogers Airport is the quickest way to get around regionally, while the historic Rideau Canal provides Ottawa-bound travelers a slower but incredibly scenic mode of transport.
Where is the train station in Saint-Lambert?
Main departure station: 329 Avenue St-Denis
The Saint-Lambert train station is located at 329 Saint-Denis Avenue, on the corner of Victoria Avenue. The station is served by two VIA Rail lines and one Amtrak line, the Adirondack, which connects Saint-Lambert to New York City. This station also serves as a stop for four local bus lines. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before departure if you're checking baggage on your train journey. If you arrive early, you can always stop by La Piazzetta Saint-Lambert or Les assoiffés – BISTRO, both of which are well-known diners within a one-kilometer range.
All train stations in Saint-Lambert:
329 Avenue St-Denis
Where is the train station in Kingston?
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Main arrival station: Kingston VIA Station
Opened in 1974, the Kingston VIA Rail Station is the principal intercity rail transportation hub in Kingston, offering rail services throughout Ontario. The station is currently served by two VIA Rail lines: Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal. Public restrooms, vending machines, a snack bar, and wheelchair access points are just some of the station's amenities. The station also offers both long-term and short-term parking slots.
Train stations in Kingston:
Kingston VIA Station
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