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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa?

Lowest Price£17.11
Fastest Train2h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

The train ride from Montreal to Ottawa takes an average of 2 hours and 16 minutes. The distance is approximately 198.1 kilometers (123.1 miles).

Is the train ticket from Montreal to Ottawa cheap?

Tickets from Montreal to Ottawa on Via Rail Canada average about $36. If you were to book your trip at least 20 days out, you can expect to save almost $6. If you have some flexibility on when you are planning to travel, midweek train schedules tend to be less busy and cheaper.

Is there a direct train from Montreal to Ottawa?

VIA Rail Canada offers 9 routes from Montreal to Ottawa per day, 7 of which are direct. In Montreal, the train departs from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O and arrives into the Ottawa Train Station.

Is it safe to travel by train from Montreal 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 Montreal to Ottawa?

In the last month, £19.47 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £14.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Montreal to Ottawa?

The distance between Montreal and Ottawa is approximately 103 miles, or 166 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 5 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Montreal to Ottawa are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Montreal at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Montreal to Ottawa?

Trains leave the station in Montreal twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Ottawa with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Which train should you take from Montreal to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal, Quebec to Ottawa, Ontario. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail22h 8m£26.85

Where is the train station in Montreal?

There is one train station in Montreal:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa has one train station:

  • Ottawa Train Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal, QC to Ottawa, ON
Based on 13 ratings and 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)
5 September 2020Vacation
Fast, friendly and clean. I enjoyed the free wifi.
24 December 2019Visiting family
Excellent service !
5 December 2019Visiting family
I like that everything is clean and the staffs are very friendly.
Hope that station at Ottawa will be like the one at Montreal where we don’t have to get off the car stairs.
You can always email to VIA Rail to change your seat if you want. No extra fee and the respond is really fast. Better not to bring too heavy luggage because the Ottawa station requires you to walk down from the car stairs.
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.

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