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There are 3 daily trains from Québec to Burlington. Traveling by train from Québec to Burlington usually takes around 13 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 11 hours and 56 minutes.
|Distance||483 mi (778 km)|
|Fastest train||11h 56m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Québec to Burlington?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec to Burlington. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||13h 34m||£78.94|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 3 daily trips between Québec and Burlington. 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 Québec to Burlington 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 Burlington?
The distance between Québec and Burlington is approximately 483 miles, or 778 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 56 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?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Québec to Burlington on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Québec at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. 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 Québec to Burlington?
There are 3 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 Burlington to 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. And for a chic bachelorette party trip, plan to hit up Québec City's spas and book an afternoon tea.
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.
Burlington is a charming city with enviable access to natural beauty. Its biggest attraction is the celebrated Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest and perhaps most stunning garden in Canada, but Burlington has a lot more to offer. Walking through the historic downtown, marvel at the city's quaint architecture that features Gothic Revival mansions and old-world churches. Burlington also has various outdoor activities available for every type of adventurer, including gentle walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront, jaw-dropping hikes up the Niagara Escarpment, or adrenaline-fuelled rock climbs at Mount Nemo Conservation Area.
The city has a vibrant culinary scene featuring a range of high-quality eateries and several food-focused festivals such as Ribfest, which falls on Labor Day every year. Dozens of bars and nightclubs serve up live music late into the night for those looking for a party.
Just 30 miles from Toronto, Burlington is well-connected and benefits from its proximity to Canada's biggest city. The local VIA Rail station provides convenient rail links across the region, and Burlington is within driving distance of four different international airports.
Where is the train station in Québec?
Main departure station: Gare du Palais
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
Sainte Foy Station
Where is the train station in Burlington?
Main arrival station: Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
Aldershot Station is Burlington's train station, located in the Aldershot neighbourhood slightly southwest of downtown. The station consists of a spacious waiting area with public restrooms and several platforms for long-distance VIA Rail trains and commuter GO Transit trains. The station has two large car parks, but it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot on weekdays. You can board VIA Rail's Windsor to Toronto line or Toronto to New York line from this station.
Train stations in Burlington:
Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd
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