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Trip Summary

9 trains operate daily from Oshawa to Ottawa. The train trip from Oshawa to Ottawa is usually about 3 hours and 56 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest VIA Rail train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance188 mi (303 km)
Fastest train3h 17m
Lowest price€33.86
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oshawa to Ottawa

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Barbara

10 June 2023- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: The ride was comfortable. Was able to get a snack onboard. Each stop was announced. Cons: The steps to get in and out as I travelled with luggage. Should be able to step in and out of the train without any issues. Tips: Should travel light due to the steps.

5.0

rauha

20 December 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Excellent. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Not in moments.

5.0

Dimitrios

14 May 2022- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable seats, friendly staff. Cons: Tickets are expensive, wifi was terrible.

5.0

Flora

6 December 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Easy ride though done delays both ways. Liked the choice of beverage and food, but a little expensive. Cons: Cheaper food and less delays.

5.0

Rhonda

22 August 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Great services. Cons: Nothing.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Oshawa to Ottawa is €43.44, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 10 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €49.28 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Oshawa to Ottawa. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €58. If you're planning a trip from Oshawa to Ottawa during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €73 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Ottawa from Oshawa will be about €49.28 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Oshawa to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Oshawa to Ottawa. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail93h 57m€75.65
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 9 daily trips between Oshawa 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 Oshawa and Ottawa is approximately 188 miles, or 303 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 17 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.

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

The earliest train departs Oshawa at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 9 scheduled trains on most days. 15 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 Oshawa.

City Information

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.

Ottawa

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 Oshawa?

Oshawa VIA Station, Oshawa, ON - CAYOOVIA-0

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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:

  • Oshawa

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Fallowfield

Ottawa receives travelers from Oshawa at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Ottawa:

  • Fallowfield

  • Ottawa Train Station

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