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Windsor - Oakville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Windsor and Oakville. The average train journey from Windsor to Oakville takes 3 hours and 54 minutes, but some VIA Rail train trips are as short as 3 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance187 mi (301 km)
Fastest train3h 41m
Lowest price$38.67
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Windsor to Oakville

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Najat

May 18, 2023- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable without any stress. Cons: Time schedule can be improvef.

5.0

Catherine

November 19, 2022- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: It was very relaxing and enjoyable. Cons: Not too much really. Tips: Go Via.

5.0

Maryam

September 15, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was clean, spacious and organized. Cons: more food options. Tips: it gets chilly so dress warm.

5.0

Louay

August 23, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: The overall experience. Cons: Can't think of anything. Tips: Make sure to be at the station 15 minutes early to allow time for you to find your train.

4.0

Faeq

June 20, 2022- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

I liked if there are some Hospitality of coffee or tea

What is the price of a train ticket from Windsor to Oakville?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Windsor and Oakville cost $43.15, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Oakville. Booking your trip at least 19 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $32.11 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for March if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Windsor to Oakville. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $50. If you're planning a trip from Windsor to Oakville during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $61 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Windsor to Oakville?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Windsor to Oakville. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail43h 54m$59.68
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Windsor and Oakville. 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 Windsor and Oakville is approximately 187 miles, or 301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 41 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 Windsor to Oakville on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Windsor at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Windsor to Oakville.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oakville to Windsor.

City Information

Windsor

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Windsor is a vibrant urban community brimming with first-rate entertainment, luscious green space, and cultural delights—a city where there truly is something for everyone. Visitors can step back in time and experience Windsor's rich history through the ages at the Chimczuk Museum, Willistead Manor, and Mackenzie Hall. With 215 parks, the city is also a haven for outdoor recreation; but nowhere is better than the iconic Windsor waterfront, where strollers are spoiled for choice by a number of world-class gardens, the Ojibway Nature Centre, and the Windsor Sculpture Centre.

Known as a melting pot, Windsor is home to an eclectic blend of artistic styles and culinary surprises. For those who want a real taste of the city, catch a theatre performance at one of the many elite venues dotted around Windsor before hitting downtown to satisfy your appetite with a selection of delicious international foods.

Located across the river from Detroit, Windsor forms one half of the International Gateway between Canada and the U.S.—the second busiest border crossing in North America. The city also acts as a major jump-off point for national travel deeper into Canada via Toronto and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Windsor?

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Main departure station: Windsor

Windsor's VIA Rail Station is located on Walker Road, and it is the center of intercity rail services in Windsor. The station opened in 1961, and it received substantial renovations in 2012. The current station features three tracks. Eight daily VIA Rail trains serve the Windsor-Toronto line that originates in Windsor. The station is the seventh busiest rail station in the country, so rush hour can mean a lot of foot traffic through the station. The station's amenities include a lounge, public restrooms, parking spots, and easy access points for people with disabilities.

All train stations in Windsor:

  • Windsor

Where is the train station in Oakville?

Main arrival station: 200 Cross Ave

Oakville has one train station.

All train stations in Oakville:

  • 200 Cross Ave

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