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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa?

Lowest Price£28.76
Fastest Train3h 56m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines1

Toronto to Ottawa Route Map

Toronto Ottawa

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the train from Toronto to Ottawa?

The fastest possible travel time from Toronto to Ottawa is 3 hours and 45 minutes on VIA Rail Canada, but the average travel time is closer to 4 hours and 20 minutes. This route has 28 daily trips, 23 of which are schedules that will get you to Ottawa faster than a route with a transfer.

Is Toronto near Ottawa?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada is 218.91 miles (352.21 kilometers) southwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ottawa is the national capital of Canada, and Toronto is the most populous city in the country.

How much is a train ticket from Toronto to Ottawa?

The cheapest possible price for a train ticket from Toronto to Ottawa is CA$29 on VIA Rail Canada. The average price, however, is closer to CA$53. Save money by booking at least 20 days out, and look at booking midweek instead of on a busy weekend.

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Ottawa right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Toronto to Ottawa?

In the last month, £34.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £38.97 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Toronto to Ottawa?

The distance between Toronto and Ottawa is approximately 219 miles, or 352 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 56 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 Toronto to Ottawa are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Toronto at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

There are 13 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Toronto to Ottawa.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Ottawa to Toronto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Toronto to Ottawa for £65.06.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario. However, there are 13 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail134h 26m£50.06

Where is the train station in Toronto?

There are two stations in Toronto where you can board the train to Ottawa:

  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa receives travelers from Toronto at its two active train stations:

  • Fallowfield Train Station
  • Ottawa Train Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
17 January 2020Visiting family
No driving no traffic
Not much
1 January 2020
My train trip was good and comfortable. In my opinion, if you serve coffee or tea with a piece of cookies and bottle of water will be perfect. Thank you for your asking.
31 December 2019Visiting family
Very efficient and on time
Wifi was a little weak. Couldn't screen. It was fine for emails and WhatsApp
No. All good
29 November 2019Visiting family
I bought a return ticket to Ottawa enroute we arrived at the Ottawa Station our return ticked stated leaving from fallowvield stop?? we fortunately got on at Ottawa main station, and wondered why the train left so early this needs to be clarified when purchasing the tic...More
Make sure the return ticket indicates Ottawa both coming and going!!
16 October 2019Visiting friends
Nice view of autumnal scenery, smoother than taking a bus. Very nice staff.

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