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Trip Summary

There are usually 4 daily train trips available from Windsor to Toronto. Traveling by train from Windsor to Toronto usually takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance206 mi (332 km)
Fastest train4h 7m
Lowest price$39.59
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Windsor to Toronto

(Based on 75 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Heather

April 11, 2024- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: The train to Toronto was an awesome experience. But the train on the way back was an older train so you have less leg room and smaller seats which made our 4 hour trip some what uncomfortable. Tips: They come down the aisle with cart selling drinks, sandwich’s and snacks they only take card no cash. I bought veggie/cracker tray very pleased. Would buy again.

4.0

Ran

November 22, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Freedom from driving in winter conditions. Cons: Perhaps offering more trains from Windsor, Ontario to Toronto.

5.0

Robin

September 5, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: Family and friends getting together. Cons: N/A. Tips: Patience.

4.0

Donna

August 8, 2023- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: How helpful the staff was. Cons: Cleaning the bathroom….. the other bathroom block was broken. Tips: Bring your own drinks and snacks.

5.0

ITA

July 29, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Staff was genial and professional

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Windsor to Toronto was $48.15. This is an excellent price given the length of the route. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $23.00 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Windsor to Toronto will cost between $58 and $92. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JASONDJFMAMJ
Ticket prices for the train from Windsor to Toronto often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in June when the average ticket price is only $48. If you're thinking of traveling from Windsor to Toronto during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $63 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

By booking your train trip from Windsor to Toronto on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $23.00 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Windsor to Toronto?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail44h 23m$57.38
  • 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 Toronto. 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

Wanderu does not currently have bus service between Windsor and Toronto. You can buy bus tickets for this route directly from Greyhound Canada, but tickets cost around $50 and range in duration, with some trips taking as long as 7 hours 55 minutes. Train tickets cost about $52, and average just 4 hours 13 minutes in travel time.
Windsor to Toronto would not be a good day-trip, considering the shortest possible train duration is 4 hours 6 minutes. The earliest train to Toronto leaves at 5:00 a.m., and the last return trip leaves around 5:00 p.m., meaning you’d be left with about 8 hours in Toronto if you left on the earliest train and departed on the last one.
You do not need a passport to travel from Windsor to Toronto, since you are already traveling within Canada. If you are going from inside of the U.S to Windsor, however, then traveling to Toronto, you will need a passport to cross the U.S.–Canada border.

The distance between Windsor and Toronto is approximately 206 miles, or 332 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 7 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.

Trains from Windsor to Toronto are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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 Toronto.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto 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.

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.

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 Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main arrival 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:

  • Union Station

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