Cheap train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa


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Lowest Price£22.81
Fastest3h 47m
Daily Schedules28
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Overall score for Toronto to Ottawa
Based on 13 reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
16 October 2019Visiting friends
Nice view of autumnal scenery, smoother than taking a bus. Very nice staff.
Johanna Gabriela
18 September 2019Vacation
Very comfortable.
The food provided was ok for the price we paid, could a little bit better.
19 September 2019Vacation
9 September 2019Visiting family
Easy commute, great price and on schedule.
Seating could be more comfortable but perhaps you get what you pay for!!!
A neck pillow would be helpful.
6 August 2019Vacation
It was pretty straight forward to by the ticket online and everything else went also quite well.
Air conditioning in the train was set to a terribly cold temperature.

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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa 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 Toronto to Ottawa was £30.02. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £53.12 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

The distance between Toronto and Ottawa is approximately 218.91 miles, or 352.21 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 47 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

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

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

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

Typically there are 28 schedules to compare for your trip to Ottawa. One train carrier operates regular service on the Toronto to Ottawa route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Toronto to Ottawa, usually offering 28 trips per day. 23 train trips per day are direct connections to Ottawa, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Toronto to Ottawa, which start at £62.66.

One train company connects Toronto to Ottawa

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa start from £22.81, and on average cost £47.39. Daily there are 28 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Ottawa trains arrive at Ottawa Train Station and one other train station.

From Toronto to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 22 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £66.82 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Ottawa that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Toronto are:
  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train 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:
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station