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Alexandria - Ottawa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Alexandria to Ottawa. Traveling by train from Alexandria to Ottawa usually takes around 52 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 44 minutes.

Distance52 mi (84 km)
Fastest train0h 44m
Lowest price$21.49
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria to Ottawa

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Darlene

September 24, 2021- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

I enjoy traveling on a train. The ride is smooth and relaxing. No stress dealing with traffic. The train was right on time, for pick up and drop off. So much easier than dealing with the hussel and bussel on the highway. 😁

I enjoy traveling on a train. The ride is smooth and relaxing. No stress dealing with traffic. The train was right on time, for pick up and drop off. So much easier than dealing with the hussel and bussel on the highway. 😁

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Alexandria to Ottawa. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail40h 52m$28.43
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Alexandria 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

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Ottawa?

The distance between Alexandria and Ottawa is approximately 52 miles, or 84 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 44 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Ottawa.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Alexandria to Ottawa. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Alexandria at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Alexandria to Ottawa?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 5 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 Alexandria.

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 Alexandria?

Main departure station: Alexandria VIA Station

There is one train station in Alexandria.

All train stations in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria VIA Station

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-1

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Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-0

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Main arrival station: Ottawa Train Station

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.

All train stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Fallowfield Train Station

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