Trains from Saint-Lambert to Oshawa
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There are 4 daily trains from Saint-Lambert to Oshawa. Traveling by train from Saint-Lambert to Oshawa usually takes around 6 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 5 hours and 36 minutes.
|Distance||285 mi (459 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 36m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Saint-Lambert to Oshawa?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Saint-Lambert to Oshawa. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||4||6h 52m||$110.70|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Saint-Lambert 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 Saint-Lambert 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 Saint-Lambert to Oshawa?
The distance between Saint-Lambert and Oshawa is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 36 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 Saint-Lambert to Oshawa are the most crowded on Monday. 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.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Saint-Lambert at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Saint-Lambert to Oshawa?
There are 4 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 Saint-Lambert.
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.
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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 Saint-Lambert?
Main departure 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.
All train stations in Saint-Lambert:
329 Avenue St-Denis
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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