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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Toronto?

Lowest Price$48.94
Fastest Train3h 53m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get from Ottawa to Toronto?

The best way to get from Ottawa to Toronto depends on your priorities, but the train is a great option, especially if you want to get their quickly for a relatively low price. The VIA Rail train usually takes around 4 hours 22 minutes, and costs about CA $112 (and as little as CA $38). Bus trips for this route often cost more than the train, and always take longer.

How many stops are between Ottawa and Toronto?

The VIA Rail train from Ottawa to Toronto passes through up to 12 stations en route to Toronto. Which stations the train stops at vary based on schedule. However, all trains stop at the station in Kingston, Ontario.

How do you get from Ottawa to Niagara Falls?

The best way to get from Ottawa to Niagara Falls is to take a train from Ottawa to Toronto, then transfer and take a second train from Toronto to Niagara Falls. The entire trip can be made for as cheap as CA $55, with the longer leg of the trip from Ottawa to Toronto costing a bit more. Be aware that although there are 26 daily train schedules from Ottawa to Toronto, there is only 1 daily trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls, so make sure to plan accordingly.

Is it safe to travel by train from Ottawa to Toronto right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Toronto?

In the last month, $65.28 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $43.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Ottawa to Toronto?

The distance between Ottawa and Toronto is approximately 219 miles, or 352 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ottawa to Toronto are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Ottawa at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Ottawa to Toronto?

There are 12 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Ottawa to Toronto.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto to Ottawa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Ottawa to Toronto for $109.93.

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario. However, there are 12 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail124h 27m$88.38

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

There are two stations in Ottawa where you can board the train to Toronto:

  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Toronto receives travelers from Ottawa at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 85 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Johanna Theodora
January 16, 2020Solo travel
Spacious seat, I could change the seat because several seats were not taken. Good communication about the delay. Friendly staff.
The position of the seats is a bit uncomfortable; feels like you lean back while I prefer to sit more straight. Also, I had some issues with finding the spot for charging my phone, some communication about this would be nice as the system differs per train
January 6, 2020Vacation
Super friendly and helpful staff, helping me with my heavy bag on and off the train. Special thanks to the man who worked selling snacks onboard on the Ottawa-Toronto 6/1/20 train 45. ( I was in car 5) I don’t know his name but he had dark hair and a very friendly appro...More
December 31, 2019Business
Just once we could express train from Ottawa ,Kingston and Toronto,and also the 6pm is the last train if via rial can go at list at 8pm or 9pm it would be apreciat.
November 24, 2019Visiting family
Everything on time and great service
Bathrooms toilet bowls were filthy going and coming.. the male .. had to use the female.. maybe someone shud be checking each stop
November 19, 2019Couples trip
The seats!

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