Cheap train tickets from Halifax to Ottawa


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How much are train tickets from Halifax to Ottawa?

Lowest Price£82.60
Fastest26h 15m
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How much does a train ticket from Halifax to Ottawa cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Halifax to Ottawa were £82.60.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Halifax to Ottawa is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average £54.92 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Halifax to Ottawa?

The distance between Halifax and Ottawa is approximately 594.04 miles, or 955.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 29 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 15 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Halifax to Ottawa?

On Monday trains from Halifax to Ottawa 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 Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

VIA Rail has the greatest number of connections between Halifax to Ottawa

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Ottawa. One train carrier operates regular service on the Halifax to Ottawa route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Halifax to Ottawa, usually offering 5 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Halifax to Ottawa, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train company connects Halifax to Ottawa

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Halifax to Ottawa start from £82.60, and on average cost £123.17. Daily there are 5 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Halifax leaves from VIA Station, And in Ottawa trains arrive at Fallowfield Train Station and one other train station.

From Halifax to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 29 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 26 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £129.81 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Halifax on their way to Ottawa. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Halifax are:
  • VIA Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Ottawa. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Ottawa:
  • Fallowfield Train Station
  • Ottawa Train Station