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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal?

Lowest Price€24.56
Fastest Train1h 54m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Do trains stop at any other cities on the way to Montreal?

Traveling from Ottawa to Montreal, VIA Rail Canada offers 10 trips per day. While 6 of them are direct routes, 4 trips per day are connecting routes that depart from Fallowfield Train Station just outside of Ottawa, with a transfer at Ottawa Train Station in downtown Ottawa.

What is the best way to get from Ottawa to Montreal?

The best way to get to Montreal from Ottawa is by train on VIA Rail Canada. The total travel time is as fast as 1 hour and 47 minutes, with trains departing 10 times per day. VIA Rail tickets for this route start around CA$28.

If you were to travel by bus, Greyhound offers multiple routes, although the average duration is longer at 2 hours and 35 minutes. In addition, tickets are slightly more expensive, starting at CA$45. A nonstop flight from Ottawa to Montreal will only take about 40 minutes, but tickets cost at least CA$200.

Is it more expensive to visit Ottawa or Montreal?

Although Ottawa and Montreal each have their pros and cons, Ottawa is the cheaper city to visit between the two. Montreal is known to be a little more pricey for things like hotels, restaurants and transportation. As for Ottawa, the hotels are less expensive and the food prices are more affordable. A typical meal in Ottawa averages about CA$18, while meals in Montreal are closer to CA$25.

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

In the last month, €24.56 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €11.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Ottawa to Montreal?

The distance between Ottawa and Montreal is approximately 103 miles, or 166 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ottawa to Montreal are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 Ottawa at 10:00 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 Ottawa to Montreal?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Montreal. 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 Montreal to Ottawa.

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail32h 14m€32.39

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

There are two stations in Ottawa where you can board the train to Montreal:

  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Price trends for trains from Ottawa to Montreal

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Taleah

22 February 2020 - Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: The easiness of not having to drive. Cons: Smaller price for day travel there and back in the same day,. Tips: The trip was worth it. Pros: The easiness of not having to drive. Cons: Smaller price for day travel there and back in the same day,. Tips: The trip was worth it.

5.0

Max

9 February 2020 -

VIA Rail

Beautiful relaxing trip thanks via Beautiful relaxing trip thanks via

5.0

Johanna

28 November 2019 - Visiting friends

VIA Rail

all goodall good

5.0

Md Hilmy Baihaqy

25 November 2019 - Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Fast and effective. Cons: nothing. Tips: Always asked for reminder. Pros: Fast and effective. Cons: nothing. Tips: Always asked for reminder.

4.0

Ngoc

25 October 2019 - Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Can take LRT direct to VIA. Cons: VIA is old but clean. Price could be a bit cheaper at 20$ per trip. Tips: Be on time. Pros: Can take LRT direct to VIA. Cons: VIA is old but clean. Price could be a bit cheaper at 20$ per trip. Tips: Be on time.

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