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There is one daily train from Winnipeg to Saskatoon. Traveling by train from Winnipeg to Saskatoon usually takes around 13 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||442 mi (711 km)|
|Fastest train||13h 20m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
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Which train should you take from Winnipeg to Saskatoon?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Winnipeg 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||1||13h 21m||$89.89|
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 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 Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg to Saskatoon?
The distance between Winnipeg and Saskatoon is approximately 442 miles, or 711 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 20 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?
Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Winnipeg to Saskatoon. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
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 Saskatoon around 13 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg.
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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.
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 Saskatoon?
Main arrival station: Saskatoon VIA Station
Saskatoon has one train station.
All train stations in Saskatoon:
Saskatoon VIA Station
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