Trains from Kamloops to Edson
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There is one daily train from Kamloops to Edson. Traveling by train from Kamloops to Edson usually takes around 13 hours and 27 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||260 mi (418 km)|
|Fastest train||13h 27m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Kamloops to Edson?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Kamloops to Edson. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||1||13h 27m||£83.41|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Kamloops and Edson. 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 Kamloops to Edson 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 Kamloops to Edson?
The distance between Kamloops and Edson is approximately 260 miles, or 418 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 27 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 Kamloops to Edson tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kamloops at 00:00 and arrives in Edson around 13 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Kamloops to Edson?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Edson with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Edson to Kamloops.
Kamloops is an exciting, family-friendly city set against a backdrop of jaw-dropping natural beauty in the mountains of British Columbia. A temperate climate, rugged hills, and translucent bodies of water provide the perfect setting for such outdoor activities as mountain biking, hiking, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on one of the many beaches that line the South Thompson River. Visitors can step back in time at the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, which features the remains of a 2,000-year-old indigenous village, or view stunning landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia at one of Kamloops' provincial parks. The British Columbia Wildlife Park to the east of the city is home to 65 different animal species, including cougars and bears.
The city boasts four first-rate wineries that offer tours and tastings within beautiful green spaces. Kamloops also features an eclectic food scene comprising luxury restaurants, health-conscious eateries, hearty pub meals, and several mobile food trucks.
Kamloops has a vast network of transport links that allow visitors to travel efficiently. VIA Rail service runs from the central train station while buses take advantage of scenic mountain routes to carry passengers throughout the region.
Where is the train station in Kamloops?
Main departure station: Kamloops North VIA Station
Kamloops North is a VIA Rail Station off of the Yellowhead Highway. The station includes a small building with restrooms and seating, plus limited parking in the lot outside. The station is in a fairly industrial area of Kamloops, so there are no restaurants or other amenities close to the station. From Kamloops, VIA Rail trains head to Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, and beyond.
All train stations in Kamloops:
Kamloops North VIA Station
Where is the train station in Edson?
Main arrival station: Edson VIA Station
Edson has one train station.
Train stations in Edson:
Edson VIA Station
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