How to Book Train Travel From Windsor to Niagara Falls

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Beautiful Windsor, Canada sits atop the southwest point of Ontario and is the main part of the Quebec-Windsor train corridor for VIA Rail Canada.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer with Internet access.

Choose a Railway Line

  • Hop on over to the main Windsor train station located at 298 Walker Road, just behind the Hiram Walkers Distillery, off of Riverside Dr. and right up against the Detroit River.

  • Remember the ticket counter at the Windsor train station is open daily from 5:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and there is also a self-service ticketing kiosk to buy and print your tickets. The station has few amenities, so bring your own food and snacks.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to book your train travel from Windsor to Niagara Falls because there is only one train available daily. The train always leaves at 2:00 in the afternoon, so be sure and plan your trip around that schedule.

  • Pack plenty of reading materials and bring your laptop or other electronic device to stay occupied during the 5.5-hour-long train journey.

  • Understand before you book your train travel that the ride from Windsor to Niagara Falls requires switching trains one time. You will have to switch trains at the Aldershot train station in Hamilton.

Select a Traveling Class

  • Pick Comfort class or VIA 1 business class for the first leg of the journey from Windsor to Niagara Falls. During the second leg of the trip, you will only be allowed to choose Comfort class.

  • Decide to book your tickets for VIA 1 class and know that you will be traveling in style and comfort. Take advantage of the pay-per-use wireless Internet access available and enjoy the meal that comes with wine and a tasty liqueur after you have finished off your dinner.

  • Know that you will not only be stopping in the Aldershot train station to switch trains, but also be passing through the London train station on your way to Niagara Falls.

Purchase Tickets

  • Hunt for tickets online using VIA Rail's extensive and comprehensive RESERVIA ticket purchasing system or call toll-free at 888-842-7245. The VIA Rail system will list all available trains for your trip, as well as the times and descriptions of the classes.

  • Book your train travel to Niagara Falls for a variety of prices that vary depending on the class and fare you choose. For Comfort class, you will pay anywhere from $50 to $100 and for VIA 1 class on the first leg of the trip, you are looking at anywhere between $130 and $200.

  • Rejoice in the convenient Commuter Pass available for frequent travelers in southern Quebec and southern Ontario. Choose between the 10-day round-trip Commuter Pass good for 30 days from the first day it is used, or the Monthly Commuter Pass, which lasts a calendar month.

Tips & Warnings

  • Call VIA Rail at 1-888-VIA-RAIL or visit the link below.
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