Cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Québec


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How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Québec?

Lowest Price£22.68
Fastest5h 13m
Daily Schedules12
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Overall score for Ottawa to Québec
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
17 September 2019Vacation
Comfortable seat, good service, quiet carriage, good snack service, good and spacious washroom, good communication throughout
All good
Great food options at Ottawa rail station
Graciela Dora Elisa
30 May 2019Vacation
Cómodo, excelente vista desde mi asiento, partió y llegó en horario establecido
Muchas paradas intermedias

How much does a train ticket from Ottawa to Québec cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Ottawa to Québec were £30.76.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Ottawa to Québec is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average £38.60 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Québec?

The distance between Ottawa and Québec is approximately 235.63 miles, or 379.12 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 13 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's the best day to take the train from Ottawa to Québec?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Sunday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Ottawa to Québec.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Wednesday. If you are planning to book travel for Wednesday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Québec?

Typically there are 12 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Ottawa to Québec.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but VIA Rail has the most regularly scheduled departures from Ottawa to Québec, with an average of 12 trips per day and 242 monthly trips.

Of the 12 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Québec.

One train company connects Ottawa to Québec

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa to Québec start from £22.68, and on average cost £44.38. Daily there are 12 VIA Rail schedules to Québec. VIA Rail in Ottawa leaves from Ottawa Train Station and one other station. And in Québec trains arrive at Gare du Palais and one other train station.

From Ottawa to Québec train travel on VIA Rail takes 6 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Québec faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 13 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £45.96 for a one-way train ticket to Québec.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Québec 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 are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Québec. 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 Québec:
  • Gare du Palais
  • Sainte Foy Station