Cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Halifax


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How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Halifax?

Lowest Price£88.34
Fastest24h 36m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Halifax?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Ottawa to Halifax is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Ottawa to Halifax was £95.88. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £61.30 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Halifax?

The distance between Ottawa and Halifax is approximately 594.04 miles, or 955.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 26 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 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.

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

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

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

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Halifax. One train carrier operates regular service on the Ottawa to Halifax route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Ottawa to Halifax, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Ottawa to Halifax, 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 Ottawa to Halifax

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa to Halifax start from £81.15, and on average cost £110.21. Daily there are 3 VIA Rail schedules to Halifax. VIA Rail in Ottawa leaves from Ottawa Train Station and one other station. And in Halifax trains arrive at VIA Station,

From Ottawa to Halifax train travel on VIA Rail takes 26 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Halifax faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 24 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £107.73 for a one-way train ticket to Halifax.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Halifax that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Ottawa are:
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Halifax from Ottawa. These are the busiest arriving stations in Halifax:
  • VIA Station