Cheap Ottawa to Toronto train tickets


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How much are Ottawa to Toronto train tickets?

Lowest Price$38.12
Fastest3h 39m
Daily Schedules26
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Overall score for Ottawa to Toronto
Based on 13 reviews
VIA Rail
Based on 13 reviews
Based on 13 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 85 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
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September 30, 2019Visiting family
The price was good, the seat wasn't comfortable long term but in terms of travel it was good.
Comfier seats.
Bring a credit card if you want food on the train.
September 25, 2019Solo travel
Everyvthing that was concerned in above your question.
I think no need to improve. However, we are wellcome all your improves to serve the customer more and more.
September 2, 2019Vacation
The price
August 23, 2019Visiting family
very good.
Abdul Raheem
August 19, 2019Visiting friends
Very Good
Not at all very good now
Not really

How to buy cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Toronto ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Ottawa to Toronto is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Ottawa to Toronto was $48.89. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $142.76 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Ottawa to Toronto ? What is the distance between Ottawa to Toronto ?

The distance between Ottawa to Toronto is 218.91 miles or 352.21 km. A train trip from Ottawa to Toronto typically takes 4 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by VIA Rail. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 39 minutes to get from Ottawa to Toronto.

Going from Ottawa to Toronto by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Wednesday trains from Ottawa to Toronto are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

VIA Rail has the most frequent connections between Ottawa to Toronto

Typically there are 26 schedules to compare for your trip to Toronto. One train carrier operates regular service on the Ottawa to Toronto route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Ottawa to Toronto, usually offering 26 trips per day. 24 train trips per day are direct connections to Toronto, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Ottawa to Toronto, which start at $103.80.

One train carrier connects Ottawa to Toronto

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa to Toronto start from $38.12, and on average cost $88.13. Daily there are 26 VIA Rail schedules to Toronto. VIA Rail in Ottawa leaves from Ottawa Train Station and one other station. And in Toronto trains arrive at Union Station and one other train station.

From Ottawa to Toronto train travel on VIA Rail takes 4 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 24 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $113.75 for a one-way train ticket to Toronto.

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Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Toronto that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Ottawa serving this route is Ottawa Train Station, Fallowfield Train Station.
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Toronto. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Ottawa serving this route is Union Station, Guildwood Train Station.
  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station