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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Kitchener to Ottawa?

Lowest price$65.27
Fastest train7h 15m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kitchener 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

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

In the last month, $65.45 was the average price of a train ticket from Kitchener, ON to Ottawa, ON. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $52.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Kitchener to Ottawa?

The distance between Kitchener and Ottawa is approximately 274 miles, or 440 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Kitchener to Ottawa are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kitchener at 9:00am and arrives in Ottawa around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Kitchener to Ottawa?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 Kitchener.

Which train should you take from Kitchener to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Kitchener, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail17h 26m$101.49

VIA Rail train tickets from Kitchener to Ottawa start from $65, and on average cost $101. Daily there are 1 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Kitchener leaves from VIA Station, And in Ottawa trains arrive at Fallowfield Train Station and one other train station. From Kitchener to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 7 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 15 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $89 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

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