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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Vancouver to Edmonton per day. The average train journey from Vancouver to Edmonton takes 26 hours and 50 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance508 mi (818 km)
Fastest train26h 50m
Lowest price$167.22
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Vancouver to Edmonton

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Jagdish

June 5, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: Although it was a long journey and over 22 hrs , it didn’t feel like it and time flew , the observation cart was a must and best viewes. Cons: Have wifi , they said no wifi although on my ticket it said ther was , maybe it was not working? Tips: If in economy class , ther is hot food and snacks and drinks at reasonable prices and good quantity and quality.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Edmonton?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Edmonton was $167.39. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 14 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $192.13 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for June if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Vancouver to Edmonton. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $162. If you're planning a trip from Vancouver to Edmonton during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $208 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Edmonton?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver to Edmonton. 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 2h 50m$191.08
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Vancouver and Edmonton. 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 Vancouver and Edmonton is approximately 508 miles, or 818 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 50 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Vancouver to Edmonton on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 3:00pm and arrives in Edmonton around 26 hours later.

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

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All train stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in Edmonton?

Edmonton VIA Station, Edmonton, AB - CAEMOVIA-0

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Main arrival 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

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