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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Winnipeg to Vancouver. Traveling by train from Winnipeg to Vancouver usually takes around 60 hours and 30 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance1159 mi (1865 km)
Fastest train60h 30m
Lowest price$229.45
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Winnipeg to Vancouver

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Yu-Tz

September 27, 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: I like this trip. Tips: If check-in 2 big luggages, and want to go shopping at the terminal, go shopping first, go "Baggage" receive luggages after shopping. I go to receive luggages first, then I have to bring two big luggages to shopping.

Pros: I like this trip. Tips: If check-in 2 big luggages, and want to go shopping at the terminal, go shopping first, go "Baggage" receive luggages after shopping. I go to receive luggages first, then I have to bring two big luggages to shopping.

3.0

Alex

July 26, 2019- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: The 1 hour stop in Jasper. Cons: Seats are so uncomfortable to sleep in and food is not great.

Pros: The 1 hour stop in Jasper. Cons: Seats are so uncomfortable to sleep in and food is not great.

Price trends for trains from Winnipeg to Vancouver

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Winnipeg to Vancouver?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Winnipeg to Vancouver. 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 12h 30m$241.74
  • 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 Winnipeg and Vancouver. 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 Winnipeg to Vancouver 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 Winnipeg to Vancouver?

The distance between Winnipeg and Vancouver is approximately 1159 miles, or 1865 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 60 hours and 30 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 Winnipeg to Vancouver 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 Friday. Friday 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 Winnipeg at 9:00pm and arrives in Vancouver around 60 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Winnipeg to Vancouver?

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

City Information

Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB, CA - CAXEF-0

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Winnipeg is the capital of Canada's province of Manitoba, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Art and culture are central to Winnipeg's identity, best experienced at sights including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks National Historic Site, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. If you visit between January and March, you may even luck out and see the Northern Lights in Winnipeg's night sky.

Winnipeg is home to a host of memorable outdoor activities, such as soaking in a Nordic Spa, hiking to Hansel & Gretel's "Witch Hut" in Kildonan Park, and skiing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

Union Station is Winnipeg's main train station, where cross-country VIA Rail trains depart along the Great Western Way to Vancouver or Toronto, and regional VIA Rail trains head north to Churchill. Winnipeg also connects to several Ontario Northland intercity bus routes. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International is the city's airport, which used to be a major stop for Greyhound Canada lines before they discontinued their service in the country.

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 Winnipeg?

Main departure station: Winnipeg VIA Station

There is one train station in Winnipeg.

All train stations in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg VIA Station

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Main arrival 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

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