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There is one daily train from Toronto to Winnipeg. Traveling by train from Toronto to Winnipeg usually takes 34 hours and 35 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||941 mi (1515 km)|
|Fastest train||34h 35m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Toronto to Winnipeg?
In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Toronto to Winnipeg was $194.84. 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 26 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $4.47 more if you wait to book until the last minute.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Toronto to Winnipeg often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in May when the average ticket price is only $185,
If you're thinking of traveling from Toronto to Winnipeg during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $220 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.
Which train should you take from Toronto to Winnipeg?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Winnipeg. 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||1d 10h 35m||$197.03|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Toronto and Winnipeg. 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.
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The distance between Toronto and Winnipeg is approximately 941 miles, or 1515 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 hours and 35 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.
Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Toronto to Winnipeg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Toronto at 9:00am and arrives in Winnipeg around 34 hours later.
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg to 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.
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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 Toronto?
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Main departure 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:
Where is the train station in Winnipeg?
Main arrival station: Winnipeg VIA Station
Winnipeg has one train station.
All train stations in Winnipeg:
Winnipeg VIA Station
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