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Saskatoon - Ottawa Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Saskatoon to Ottawa. The train trip from Saskatoon to Ottawa is usually about 62 hours and 10 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest VIA Rail train can get you there in as little as 62 hours and 1 minute.

Distance1472 mi (2369 km)
Fastest train62h 1m
Lowest price€233.12
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
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Which train should you take from Saskatoon to Ottawa?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail22d 14h 11m€258.72
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 2 daily trips between Saskatoon 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 Saskatoon and Ottawa is approximately 1472 miles, or 2369 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 62 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 62 hours and 1 minute.

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 Saskatoon to Ottawa on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Saskatoon at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Saskatoon twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

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 Saskatoon?

Main departure station: Saskatoon VIA Station

There is one train station in Saskatoon.

All train stations in Saskatoon:

  • Saskatoon VIA Station

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Fallowfield Train Station

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

Train stations in Ottawa:

  • Fallowfield Train Station

  • Ottawa Train Station

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