Brandon is located at the junction of two major highways, the Trans Canada #1 and Provincial Trunk #10. The Trans Canada Highway runs east - west connecting all provinces within Canada. Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg, is located a 2 hour drive east on the Trans Canada while Saskatchewan's capital, Regina, is located a 3 hour drive west.
Provincial Highway #10 is the main north-south route in western Manitoba, connecting the mining and forestry centres of northern Manitoba (Flin Flon, The Pas, Swan River) with a 24-hour border crossing at the International Peace Garden 100 kilometres south of Brandon. This crossing connects up with U.S. Highway #2, a major east-west route across the northern States. Highway #10 intersects the Yellowhead Route (#16) just 50 kilometres north of Brandon, providing a major route to Yorkton, Saskatoon and Edmonton.
Mainline rail services are provided by both the CP and CN railways. VIA Rail offers passenger service north of the city in the nearby community of Rivers. It is highly recommended that transportation from the VIA Rail station in Rivers to Brandon be arranged prior to your arrival. Please call the Via Rail direct line for rates and scheduling information. Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours before scheduled departure to ensure boarding at this station.
VIA Rail: www.viarail.ca
Direct passenger air service is provided daily from Brandon to Calgary, AB via WestJet. Commuter air service is provided daily via Perimeter Airlines to Winnipeg and Dauphin, MB. Winnipeg International Airport is about 2.5 hours east by road and 40 minutes by air.
Brandon Air Shuttle provides ground transportation between Brandon and Winnipeg International Airport. Home pick-up and drop-off is available in Brandon. Brandon Air Shuttle on the web at www.brandonairshuttle.com or by phone at 204-729-3332.
Greyhound Canada is the largest providor of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 communities. Greyhound has interline partnerships with a number of independent bus lines across Canada that provide complementary service to Greyhound Canada's existing schedules and link to many of the smaller towns in Greyhound Canada's national route system. Please call the Greyhound direct line for rates and scheduling information.
Fare & schedule information: 1-866-467-1675
Customer Assistance: 1-877-463-6446
There are ten bus routes within the City of Brandon that operate 7 days a week. Bus fares can be paid by exact change, pre purchased tickets, monthly passes or SMART Card. Please call the Transit Information Centre or see the transit website for detailed scedules and maps. A transit route can also be planned through Google Maps or the link to Google Maps on the Brandon Transit website.
Brandon Transit: www.brandontransit.ca
Transit Information Centre: 204-729-2300 Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Brandon Transit also has a Handi-Transit system for people with limited mobility. For bookings and reservations please contact the Handi-Transit dispatch office at 204-729-2437. Bookings can be made Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or leave message after 5:00 p.m. for next day call back. Give your name, destination and requested trip time to the dispatcher. Don’t forget to book a return trip at this time as well.
Brandon and Manitoba maps are available at the website www.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com/maps.