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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Winnipeg to Churchill per day. The average train journey from Winnipeg to Churchill takes 44 hours and 55 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance624 mi (1005 km)
Fastest train44h 55m
Lowest price£164.37
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

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9 November 2021- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: All Via rail staff were exceptional, from checking in to the actual staff on the train. Tips: If you want to save money bring your own food supplies, we were able to put our little cooler in between train cars and use it as a “fridge”! Also bring instant coffee/ hot chocolate as they will bring you hot water so you can make your own.

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Which train should you take from Winnipeg to Churchill?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Winnipeg to Churchill. 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 Rail11d 20h 56m£210.54
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Winnipeg and Churchill. 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 Winnipeg and Churchill is approximately 624 miles, or 1005 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 hours and 55 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.

Trains from Winnipeg to Churchill are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Winnipeg at 12:00 and arrives in Churchill around 44 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Churchill 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 Churchill to Winnipeg.

City Information


Winnipeg, MB, CA - CAXEF-0

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Winnipeg is the capital of Canada's province of Manitoba, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Art and culture are central to Winnipeg's identity, best experienced at sights including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks National Historic Site, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. If you visit between January and March, you may even luck out and see the Northern Lights in Winnipeg's night sky.

Winnipeg is home to a host of memorable outdoor activities, such as soaking in a Nordic Spa, hiking to Hansel & Gretel's "Witch Hut" in Kildonan Park, and skiing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

Union Station is Winnipeg's main train station, where cross-country VIA Rail trains depart along the Great Western Way to Vancouver or Toronto, and regional VIA Rail trains head north to Churchill. Winnipeg also connects to several Ontario Northland intercity bus routes. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International is the city's airport, which used to be a major stop for Greyhound Canada lines before they discontinued their service in the country.


Churchill, MB, CA - CAXAD-0

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Churchill is a town in the far north of Manitoba, located on the shores of Hudson Bay. Unforgettable encounters with nature await in Manitoba for all seasons. Churchill is called the polar bear capital of the world since these captivating animals live in the area during the fall. Guided safaris in tundra vehicles are popular to see wild polar bears from a safe distance. You can also kayak with beluga whales in the Churchill River in the summer, go bird watching during favorable weather, and experience dog sledding year-round. In the winter, Churchill offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the Northern Lights.

Churchill is filled with these incredible experiences and more, so it's no wonder the hotels and lodges in town fill up with reservations quickly. Despite the small population, Churchill has many excellent restaurants to cater to visitors, including the Lazy Bear Cafe and the Tundra Inn. Remember to pack your heavy winter gear, because Churchill has a sub-arctic (read: very cold!) climate.

You can travel to Churchill by plane or by train. The northern community is so remote that there are no roads to Churchill, which means you can't take the bus or drive yourself. VIA Rail runs trains from Winnipeg to Churchill twice a week, and though the journey takes two days, it is worth it for the magnificent views of the Great White North from the train's panoramic dome car.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Winnipeg?

Main departure station: Winnipeg VIA Station

There is one train station in Winnipeg.

All train stations in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg VIA Station

Where is the train station in Churchill?

Main arrival station: Churchill

Churchill has one train station.

Train stations in Churchill:

  • Churchill

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