Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie train

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Winnipeg - Portage la Prairie Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie. Traveling by train from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie usually takes around one hour and 24 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance52 mi (83 km)
Fastest train1h 10m
Lowest price£13.08
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie. 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 Rail11h 24m£14.96
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    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 Portage la Prairie. 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 Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie?

The distance between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie is approximately 52 miles, or 83 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 10 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Winnipeg at 12:00 and arrives in Portage la Prairie about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Winnipeg to Portage la Prairie?

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

City Information

Winnipeg

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.

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 Portage la Prairie?

Main arrival station: Portage la Prairie VIA Station

Portage la Prairie has one train station.

Train stations in Portage la Prairie:

  • Portage la Prairie VIA Station

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