The necessity of performing an unsteady simulation for the purpose of predicting the heat transfer on the endwall surfaces of a turbine passage is addressed. This is measured by the difference between the two solutions obtained from a steady simulation and time average of an unsteady simulation. The heat transfer coefficient (Nusselt number) based on the adiabatic wall temperature is used as the basis of the comparison. As there is no film cooling in the proposed case, a heat transfer coefficient so computed should be a better measure of such difference than say, wall heat flux. Results show that the effect of unsteadiness due to wake passage on the pressures and recovery temperatures on both the hub and casing is negligible. Heat transfer on the endwalls, however, is affected by the unsteady wake; the time-average results yield higher heat transfer; in some regions up to 15% higher. The results for the endwall heat transfer were compared to results in the open literature and are found to be comparable.