Trains from Moncton to Ottawa
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There are 3 daily trains from Moncton to Ottawa. Traveling by train from Moncton to Ottawa usually takes around 24 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 21 hours and 43 minutes.
|Distance||528 mi (850 km)|
|Fastest train||21h 43m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Moncton to Ottawa?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Moncton to Ottawa. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||1d 0h 23m||€150.40|
VIA Rail train tickets from Moncton to Ottawa start from €116, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Moncton leaves from Moncton VIA Station . And in Ottawa trains arrive at Fallowfield Train Station and one other train station.
From Moncton to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 24 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 43 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Moncton to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Moncton to Ottawa?
The distance between Moncton and Ottawa is approximately 528 miles, or 850 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 hours and 43 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 Moncton to Ottawa are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Moncton at 17:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Moncton to Ottawa?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Ottawa to Moncton.
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.
Where is the train station in Moncton?
There is one train station in Moncton.
All train stations in Moncton:
Moncton VIA Station
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