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Dorval - Ottawa Train Timetable

VIA Rail
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed
6:44 AM
DorvalDorval Train Station
10:44 AM
from £11.72
VIA Rail
  1. Mon
6:44 AM
DorvalDorval Train Station
9:55 AM
from £35.66
VIA Rail
  1. Mon,
  2. Tue,
  3. Wed,
  4. Thu
6:44 AM
DorvalDorval Train Station
8:20 AM
OttawaOttawa Train Station
from £24.04
VIA Rail
  1. Sun
9:24 AM
DorvalDorval Train Station
12:40 PM
from £35.73
VIA Rail
  1. Sun
9:24 AM
DorvalDorval Train Station
11:04 AM
OttawaOttawa Train Station
from £24.01

Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between Dorval and Ottawa. The average train journey from Dorval to Ottawa takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, but some VIA Rail train trips are as short as one hour and 32 minutes.

Distance94 mi (152 km)
Fastest train1h 32m
Lowest price£23.75
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Dorval to Ottawa

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)




12 September 2023- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Mostly liked the freedom of not having to drive. Cons: Returned on the new train. A bit disappointed. Perhaps expected too much as is suffered in comparison with trains in Europe. Exterior of very new trains resembled trains in Germany/France of three or four decades ago. I know the speed is limited by the archaic track conditions in Canada and the US. Interior was unexciting, appeared to be no access from one car to the next. Even the subway trains now enable this. Tips: It still beats the bus.



2 April 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Convenient and relaxing



13 November 2022- Solo travel

VIA Rail

I would like to thank the driver and appreciate his service he was very respectful and he drive safely



23 October 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Enjoyed the train ride



19 October 2022- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Quite, comfortable, warm and beautiful views.... Cons: Price! Train was signaling all time! Tips: It is real travel.

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

In the last month, £32.84 was the average price of a train ticket from Dorval to Ottawa. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 6 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £14.03 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Dorval to Ottawa, with the average price at just £31. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in October, when the average price goes up to £47. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Dorval to Ottawa, book online with Wanderu at least 6 days in advance. That way, you’ll save £14.03 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Dorval to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Dorval to Ottawa. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail72h 5m£44.00
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 7 daily trips between Dorval and Ottawa. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dorval and Ottawa is approximately 94 miles, or 152 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 32 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Dorval to Ottawa on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Dorval at 06:00 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.

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Ottawa. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Ottawa to Dorval.

City Information


If big cities such as Toronto or Montreal appear too crowded for your taste, consider Ottawa for a change. Boasting a small-town vibe with a vibrant art scene, the city will appeal to all kinds of travelers. Ottawa’s star attraction is the Rideau Canal, which meanders its way through the city center. In the summer months, the canal is full of boats and cyclists who wander about, and in the colder months of the year, it becomes the largest ice skating rink in the world. If you are a fan of architecture, don’t miss out on Parliament Hill, which features three amazing neo-Gothic structures. For those who seek to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Gatineau Park, located just 15 minutes from Downtown, offers the reprieve you need.

Ottawa features a very diverse food scene that caters to everyone’s needs. If you just can’t get enough of French delicacies, head to Signatures Restaurant, which is housed in a Tudor Revival-style mansion. If you want to try out Canadian signatures, try Atelier instead.

The main intercity train station in town is Ottawa Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s air services are handled by the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, which is located 5.5 miles south of the city’s downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dorval?

Main departure station: Dorval Train Station

There is one train station in Dorval.

All train stations in Dorval:

  • Dorval Train Station

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-0

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Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-1

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Main arrival station: Ottawa Train Station

The Ottawa Station is the central station for intermodal transportation services in Ottawa. Constructed in 1966, the current station is an eclectic mix of modernism and Beaux-Arts, offering a unique design that makes it stand out from the crowd. The current station provides intercity bus services and rail services all from one convenient hub. The rail services are provided by VIA Rail, with possible destinations including Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Ontario Northland offers bus service, and there is also a shuttle bus line from the station to Montréal–Trudeau International Airport. On-station amenities include a parking lot with 330 spaces, bicycle parking racks, and disabled access.

Train stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Fallowfield

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