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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Toronto to Windsor. Traveling by train from Toronto to Windsor usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 3 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance206 mi (332 km)
Fastest train3h 59m
Lowest price€37.45
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto to Windsor

(Based on 34 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

min

24 May 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

This is my first time to take via train, everything is very nice

This is my first time to take via train, everything is very nice

5.0

Dwayne

4 January 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Thanks so much. Cons: Business class Internet. Tips: Perfect.

Pros: Thanks so much. Cons: Business class Internet. Tips: Perfect.

5.0

Elaine L

28 December 2021- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Just relax.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Just relax.

4.0

Carolny

27 November 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Scenery along the journey. Cons: Wifi needs to be improved, most sites are restricted thus you can't do much. Tips: Carry enough gadgets like tablets or ipads to keep you entertained along the journey.

Pros: Scenery along the journey. Cons: Wifi needs to be improved, most sites are restricted thus you can't do much. Tips: Carry enough gadgets like tablets or ipads to keep you entertained along the journey.

5.0

Saad

16 October 2021

VIA Rail

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

What is the price of a train ticket from Toronto to Windsor?

Typically €39.23 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to Windsor. At this price a train trip is a cheap way to travel from Toronto to Windsor. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€100€67€33JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Toronto to Windsor will vary between €49 and €92. Planning a train trip to Windsor within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Toronto over the next 7 days is €51. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Toronto to Windsor by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €48 whenever you decide to board the train to Windsor.

Prices as travel date approaches

€72€57€43€29€143020100

Since the average price of train trips from Toronto to Windsor remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Windsor?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Windsor. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail44h 16m€51.64
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Toronto and Windsor. 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

How many stops are between Toronto and Windsor?

There are 8 stops on the VIA Rail route between Toronto and Windsor. The train stops in Oakville, Aldershot, Brantford, Woodstock, Ingersoll, London, Glencoe and Chatham.

Is Toronto to Windsor a good day-trip?

No, Toronto to Windsor is not a very good day-trip. The fastest trains take about 4 hours each way, and there are only 3 daily trips in each direction.

What is the best way to travel from Toronto to Windsor?

The best way to travel from Toronto to Windsor depends on your priorities, but the train is a great option. Bus tickets are often cheaper, but train tickets start at just CA $22.20, and are generally faster than the bus.

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Windsor 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 Toronto to Windsor?

The distance between Toronto and Windsor is approximately 206 miles, or 332 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 59 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?

Because many passengers travel from Toronto to Windsor at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for trains. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Toronto at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Toronto to Windsor.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Windsor to Toronto.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Windsor

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Windsor is a vibrant urban community brimming with first-rate entertainment, luscious green space, and cultural delights—a city where there truly is something for everyone. Visitors can step back in time and experience Windsor's rich history through the ages at the Chimczuk Museum, Willistead Manor, and Mackenzie Hall. With 215 parks, the city is also a haven for outdoor recreation; but nowhere is better than the iconic Windsor waterfront, where strollers are spoiled for choice by a number of world-class gardens, the Ojibway Nature Centre, and the Windsor Sculpture Centre.

Known as a melting pot, Windsor is home to an eclectic blend of artistic styles and culinary surprises. For those who want a real taste of the city, catch a theatre performance at one of the many elite venues dotted around Windsor before hitting downtown to satisfy your appetite with a selection of delicious international foods.

Located across the river from Detroit, Windsor forms one half of the International Gateway between Canada and the U.S.—the second busiest border crossing in North America. The city also acts as a major jump-off point for national travel deeper into Canada via Toronto and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Toronto?

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Image credit: The City of Toronto

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

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