Cheap train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa


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How much are train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa?

Lowest Price£16.55
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Overall score for Montreal to Ottawa
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VIA Rail
Based on 10 reviews
Based on 10 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 89 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
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3 September 2019Solo travel
Absolute perfect trip. Friendly staff. Train on time and very clean. Thanks dir the ride.
Less prices
11 August 2019Couples trip
the price and the conditions of the train
nothing so far
always check wanderu once, twice and three times if necessary. we got a 60 dollars discount just for waiting and checking wanderu more than once.
8 July 2019Vacation
Easy to use as a link between Ottawa and Montreal at a reasonable price. Train was on time, clean, and boarding was orderly and well run.
7 June 2019Vacation
I could manage to have a window seat as it was my first time in Ottawa. So l could take pictures and videos recorded.
Good customer service quiet cars/ wifi Make sure you are on time as train leaving on time.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Montreal 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 Montreal to Ottawa was £19.19. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £19.90 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 trip from Montreal to Ottawa? What is the distance between Montreal to Ottawa?

The distance between Montreal to Ottawa is 103.42 miles or 166.40 km. A train trip from Montreal to Ottawa typically takes 2 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by VIA Rail. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours to get from Montreal to Ottawa.

Getting to Ottawa from Montreal by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Ottawa from Montreal is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Ottawa and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Friday trains from Montreal to Ottawa 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

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

Typically there are 9 schedules to compare for your trip to Ottawa. One train carrier operates regular service on the Montreal to Ottawa route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Montreal to Ottawa, usually offering 9 trips per day. 7 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.

One train company connects Montreal to Ottawa

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa start from £16.55, and on average cost £30.76. Daily there are 9 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Montreal leaves from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O, And in Ottawa trains arrive at Ottawa Train Station and one other train station.

From Montreal to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 2 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £37.54 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Montreal on their way to Ottawa. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Montreal are:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O
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