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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.
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The Ottawa Station is the central station for intermodal transportation services in Ottawa. Constructed in 1966, the current station is an eclectic mix of modernism and Beaux-Arts, offering a unique design that makes it stand out from the crowd. The current station provides intercity bus services and rail services all from one convenient hub. The rail services are provided by VIA Rail, with possible destinations including Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Ontario Northland offers bus service, and there is also a shuttle bus line from the station to Montréal–Trudeau International Airport. On-station amenities include a parking lot with 330 spaces, bicycle parking racks, and disabled access.
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Ottawa Train Station
What train companies travel to Ottawa, Ontario?
Located in Ontario, Canada, Ottawa is accessible by train from 19 other cities. You can choose from 90 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Ottawa on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Ottawa are also available.
Train companies serving Ottawa
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|VIA Rail||21||3h 54m||$69.00|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories. 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.
Which train carrier has the best service to Ottawa?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ottawa by train with VIA Rail giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that VIA Rail had the most comfortable train service to Ottawa taking into account the seats and amenities that VIA Rail offers. They rate VIA Rail a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Ottawa punctually, travelers suggest that VIA Rail has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Ottawa, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest train station in Ottawa is Ottawa Train Station. As Ottawa's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Fallowfield.
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|Truro||1d 3h 51m||$120.33|
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