Ottawa to Saint-Lambert train
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There are 4 daily trains from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert. Traveling by train from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert usually takes around 2 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 36 minutes.
|Distance||106 mi (171 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 36m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert?
In the last month, $44.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $52.87 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$45 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$71 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Saint-Lambert from Ottawa will be about C$52.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa to Saint-Lambert. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||4||2h 44m||$68.59|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Ottawa and Saint-Lambert. 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.
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Trains from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Ottawa at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Saint-Lambert to Ottawa.
If big cities such as Toronto or Montreal appear too crowded for your taste, consider Ottawa for a change. Boasting a small-town vibe with a vibrant art scene, the city will appeal to all kinds of travelers. Ottawa’s star attraction is the Rideau Canal, which meanders its way through the city center. In the summer months, the canal is full of boats and cyclists who wander about, and in the colder months of the year, it becomes the largest ice skating rink in the world. If you are a fan of architecture, don’t miss out on Parliament Hill, which features three amazing neo-Gothic structures. For those who seek to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Gatineau Park, located just 15 minutes from Downtown, offers the reprieve you need.
Ottawa features a very diverse food scene that caters to everyone’s needs. If you just can’t get enough of French delicacies, head to Signatures Restaurant, which is housed in a Tudor Revival-style mansion. If you want to try out Canadian signatures, try Atelier instead.
The main intercity train station in town is Ottawa Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s air services are handled by the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, which is located 5.5 miles south of the city’s downtown.
If you're visiting Montreal, it's well worth crossing the river and spending a day or two in Saint-Lambert. It's a small city that's best experienced in the open air by strolling along the harbor, relaxing in one of its 30 parks, and admiring the blend of modern and historic architectural styles. Le Balcon d'Art showcases an exciting selection of art from across the ages, while the Saint-Lambert Municipal Memorial Library acts as a hub of cultural enrichment for residents and tourists alike. Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate Saint-Lambert's vast network of bike trails that transport riders out of the urban environment and into a rural idyll of luscious meadows and long-forgotten chateaus.
During the summer months, Canadians from the surrounding areas descend on Saint-Lambert for its annual festivals, including Festival Classica, Foire d'Art Contemporaine de Saint-Lambert, and, most notably, Saint-Lambert Days, which takes place in the downtown core and combines music, street performance, and local products.
Saint-Lambert is just a 10-minute boat ride from one of Canada's major urban centers, Montreal, from which nationwide air, rail, and bus connections are available. Saint-Lambert's central train station also provides regional rail and bus links.
Where is the train station in Ottawa?
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Main departure station: Ottawa Train Station
The Ottawa Station is the central station for intermodal transportation services in Ottawa. Constructed in 1966, the current station is an eclectic mix of modernism and Beaux-Arts, offering a unique design that makes it stand out from the crowd. The current station provides intercity bus services and rail services all from one convenient hub. The rail services are provided by VIA Rail, with possible destinations including Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Ontario Northland offers bus service, and there is also a shuttle bus line from the station to Montréal–Trudeau International Airport. On-station amenities include a parking lot with 330 spaces, bicycle parking racks, and disabled access.
All train stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Where is the train station in Saint-Lambert?
Main arrival station: 329 Avenue St-Denis
The Saint-Lambert train station is located at 329 Saint-Denis Avenue, on the corner of Victoria Avenue. The station is served by two VIA Rail lines and one Amtrak line, the Adirondack, which connects Saint-Lambert to New York City. This station also serves as a stop for four local bus lines. Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before departure if you're checking baggage on your train journey. If you arrive early, you can always stop by La Piazzetta Saint-Lambert or Les assoiffés – BISTRO, both of which are well-known diners within a one-kilometer range.
Train stations in Saint-Lambert:
329 Avenue St-Denis
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