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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Edmonton to Toronto. Traveling by train from Edmonton to Toronto usually takes 64 hours and 39 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance1681 mi (2705 km)
Fastest train64h 39m
Lowest price$333.55
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Edmonton to Toronto

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Thanh Tung

August 2, 2023- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: A nice experience I will try next time. Cons: Wifi, no wifi I can not connect anything, only sleep. Tips: Bring my wifi.

4.0

Mrs Sandra

August 10, 2022- Couples trip

VIA Rail

Pros: Our trip enabled us to see more territories in detail and also to travel west to east at a leisurely pace through Canada. Cons: Better organisation of staff at all points of departure prior to alighting the VIA Train. Tips: Only travel with minimum amount of luggage. Pack for convenience. Essential - take a pillow and blanket.

4.0

Samuel

June 23, 2019- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: I liked the seat, the seat was comfortable, we had stops to take fresh air, the food was good when I bought it. Cons: I wish there was an option to pay with Debit Card, I was missing that a lot. Or even Phone pay if possible. Everything else is good. Tips: This should be obvious but bring stuff you can sleep with, toothbrush and food. That's it.

Price trends for trains from Edmonton to Toronto

Monthly avg. prices

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Which train should you take from Edmonton to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Edmonton to Toronto. 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 Rail12d 16h 40m$392.50
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Edmonton and Toronto. 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 Edmonton and Toronto is approximately 1681 miles, or 2705 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 64 hours and 39 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 departing from Edmonton to Toronto 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Edmonton at 7:00pm and arrives in Toronto around 64 hours later.

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

City Information

Edmonton

An urban center coexisting peacefully with nature, Edmonton offers plenty of exciting outdoor activities that will keep you engaged. One of the city’s most notable trails is the North Saskatchewan River Trail, which features 150 km of trails. Adventure-seekers can explore the trail on bikes or on foot, and the scenery will certainly amaze you. If you wish to explore the city’s art scene or cultural life, head over to Downtown Spark, which is an immersive art program made by local artists. For those who just want to lay back and enjoy the sun, the perfect spot would be Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

If you are looking for a unique pub experience, head over to Central Social Hall, which offers amazing local dishes. For those who are simply looking for a cup of coffee, Nook Cafe considers itself to be the coziest hangout spot around.

The city’s primary railway station is the Edmonton Train Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s principal airport is the Edmonton International Airport, which is located 14 miles south-southwest of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Edmonton?

Edmonton VIA Station, Edmonton, AB - CAEMOVIA-0

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Main departure station: Edmonton Train Station

The Edmonton VIA Rail Station is the center of intercity rail travel in Edmonton. Located 5.5 kilometers northwest of downtown Edmonton, the station first opened in 1998. Due to its unique location, trains have to reverse into or out of the station. It is served by only one VIA Rail line: the Canadian line, which runs across the entire country, from Toronto to Vancouver. The nearest hotels are available just one kilometer away from the station.

All train stations in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton Train Station

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main arrival 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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