Trains from Drummondville to Oshawa
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There are 7 daily trains from Drummondville to Oshawa. Traveling by train from Drummondville to Oshawa usually takes around 8 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 6 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||341 mi (549 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 30m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Drummondville to Oshawa?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Drummondville to Oshawa. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||7||8h 11m||$106.99|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 7 daily trips between Drummondville and Oshawa. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Drummondville to Oshawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Drummondville to Oshawa?
The distance between Drummondville and Oshawa is approximately 341 miles, or 549 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 30 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?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Drummondville to Oshawa on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Drummondville at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Drummondville to Oshawa?
There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Oshawa to Drummondville.
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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.
Where is the train station in Drummondville?
Main departure station: Drummondville VIA Station
There is one train station in Drummondville.
All train stations in Drummondville:
Drummondville VIA Station
Where is the train station in Oshawa?
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Main arrival station: Oshawa VIA Station
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.
Train stations in Oshawa:
Oshawa VIA Station
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