Oshawa to Alexandria train
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There are 3 daily trains from Oshawa to Alexandria. Traveling by train from Oshawa to Alexandria usually takes around 6 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||230 mi (370 km)|
|Fastest train||5h 55m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Oshawa to Alexandria?
In the last month, €58.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Oshawa to Alexandria. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €80.48 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Oshawa to Alexandria often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in April when the average ticket price is only €87,
If you're thinking of traveling from Oshawa to Alexandria during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €123 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.
Which train should you take from Oshawa to Alexandria?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Oshawa to Alexandria. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||3||6h 49m||€118.36|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 3 daily trips between Oshawa and Alexandria. 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.
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The distance between Oshawa and Alexandria is approximately 230 miles, or 370 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 55 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.
Trains from Oshawa to Alexandria 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Oshawa at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. 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 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 Alexandria to Oshawa.
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Oshawa is a vibrant city packed with history and heritage. A diverse pool of sites spotlight regional and national history, including the renowned Canadian Automotive Museum, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and Parkwood National Historic Site—a lavish estate formerly owned by the founder of GM Canada. Situated along Lake Ontario, Oshawa also abounds with beautiful green spaces that make for peaceful waterside walks and bike rides. Trips to Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and the local zoo are great ways to get up close and personal with nature.
The city has a thriving art scene that visitors can experience first-hand by attending a concert at the multi-purpose Tribute Community Centre, listening to the award-winning Ontario Philharmonic orchestra, or catching a live theatre performance at the historic Regent Theatre.
Local train services into Toronto and rail travel throughout Canada are available from the central Oshawa Station. Oshawa does have a small airport, but Toronto Pearson International Airport better serves travelers seeking long-distance transport.
Where is the train station in Oshawa?
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Main departure station: Oshawa
First opened in 1856, the Oshawa VIA Rail Station is the center of intermodal transportation in Oshawa, offering passengers both rail and intercity bus services. The station was completely modernized in 2017 and now includes larger restrooms, accessible entrances, and vending machines. Rail service is fulfilled by VIA Rail, with destinations like Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The station's location southwest of downtown Oshawa is close to the Oshawa Centre shopping mall and Lakefront Park West.
All train stations in Oshawa:
Where is the train station in Alexandria?
Main arrival station: Alexandria VIA Station
Alexandria has one train station.
Train stations in Alexandria:
Alexandria VIA Station
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