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Vancouver - Saskatoon Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Vancouver to Saskatoon. Traveling by train from Vancouver to Saskatoon usually takes around 37 hours and 57 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance744 mi (1198 km)
Fastest train37h 57m
Lowest price$171.94
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver to Saskatoon

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

James

August 23, 2021- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Tons of landscape view during the whole trip. Very comfortable and happy atmosphere. Tips: Pay more attention during day time for outside landscape.

Pros: Tons of landscape view during the whole trip. Very comfortable and happy atmosphere. Tips: Pay more attention during day time for outside landscape.

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

In the last month, $171.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Saskatoon. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $151.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Vancouver to Saskatoon by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $165 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vancouver to Saskatoon in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $204 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Saskatoon?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver to Saskatoon. 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 13h 57m$214.85
  • 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 Vancouver and Saskatoon. 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 Vancouver to Saskatoon 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 Vancouver to Saskatoon?

The distance between Vancouver and Saskatoon is approximately 744 miles, or 1198 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 hours and 57 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 Vancouver to Saskatoon 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 3:00pm and arrives in Saskatoon around 37 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Saskatoon?

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

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 Saskatoon?

Main arrival station: Saskatoon VIA Station

Saskatoon has one train station.

All train stations in Saskatoon:

  • Saskatoon VIA Station

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