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About Oshawa

Oshawa is a vibrant city packed with history and heritage. A diverse pool of sites spotlight regional and national history, including the renowned Canadian Automotive Museum, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and Parkwood National Historic Site—a lavish estate formerly owned by the founder of GM Canada. Situated along Lake Ontario, Oshawa also abounds with beautiful green spaces that make for peaceful waterside walks and bike rides. Trips to Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and the local zoo are great ways to get up close and personal with nature.

The city has a thriving art scene that visitors can experience first-hand by attending a concert at the multi-purpose Tribute Community Centre, listening to the award-winning Ontario Philharmonic orchestra, or catching a live theatre performance at the historic Regent Theatre.

Local train services into Toronto and rail travel throughout Canada are available from the central Oshawa Station. Oshawa does have a small airport, but Toronto Pearson International Airport better serves travelers seeking long-distance transport.

Station Information

Oshawa VIA Station, Oshawa, ON - CAYOOVIA-0

Image credit: GTD Aquitaine, Public domain

First opened in 1856, the Oshawa VIA Rail Station is the center of intermodal transportation in Oshawa, offering passengers both rail and intercity bus services. The station was completely modernized in 2017 and now includes larger restrooms, accessible entrances, and vending machines. Rail service is fulfilled by VIA Rail, with destinations like Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The station's location southwest of downtown Oshawa is close to the Oshawa Centre shopping mall and Lakefront Park West.

Popular train stations in Oshawa:

  • Oshawa

What train companies travel to Oshawa, Ontario?

Located in Ontario, Canada, Oshawa is accessible by train from 10 other cities. You can choose from 80 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Oshawa on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Oshawa are also available..

Train companies serving Oshawa

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail123h 19m$91.47
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Oshawa?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Oshawa by train with VIA Rail giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Oshawa taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Oshawa punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Oshawa, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$20.08 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Oshawa, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Oshawa. In the last month, trains from Cobourg to Oshawa had the lowest average price at $21.97.

The main train station in Oshawa is Oshawa. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Oshawa.

Oshawa ranks number 7 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 21 in Canada. Oshawa ranks number 5 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Oshawa via train service. On average 88 direct daily train trips serve Oshawa.
The population of Oshawa is 308875. Oshawa ranks number 12 in terms of population in Ontario and number 19 in all of Canada.
Train tickets to Oshawa range from $20 for a short trip to Oshawa, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Oshawa starts at , and a longer trip by train to Oshawa can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $85.
People who take the train to Oshawa are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Oshawa easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Oshawa is Oshawa, located just 2 miles away. Select Oshawa as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Oshawa. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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