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There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Oshawa to Napanee. Traveling by train from Oshawa to Napanee usually takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in one hour and 30 minutes.
|Distance||98 mi (157 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 30m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Oshawa to Napanee?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Oshawa to Napanee. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||5||2h 21m||$65.20|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 5 daily trips between Oshawa and Napanee. 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.
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On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Oshawa to Napanee 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 Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
The earliest train departs Oshawa at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Napanee. 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 Napanee to Oshawa.
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Oshawa is a vibrant city packed with history and heritage. A diverse pool of sites spotlight regional and national history, including the renowned Canadian Automotive Museum, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and Parkwood National Historic Site—a lavish estate formerly owned by the founder of GM Canada. Situated along Lake Ontario, Oshawa also abounds with beautiful green spaces that make for peaceful waterside walks and bike rides. Trips to Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and the local zoo are great ways to get up close and personal with nature.
The city has a thriving art scene that visitors can experience first-hand by attending a concert at the multi-purpose Tribute Community Centre, listening to the award-winning Ontario Philharmonic orchestra, or catching a live theatre performance at the historic Regent Theatre.
Local train services into Toronto and rail travel throughout Canada are available from the central Oshawa Station. Oshawa does have a small airport, but Toronto Pearson International Airport better serves travelers seeking long-distance transport.
Where is the train station in Oshawa?
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Main departure station: Oshawa
First opened in 1856, the Oshawa VIA Rail Station is the center of intermodal transportation in Oshawa, offering passengers both rail and intercity bus services. The station was completely modernized in 2017 and now includes larger restrooms, accessible entrances, and vending machines. Rail service is fulfilled by VIA Rail, with destinations like Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. The station's location southwest of downtown Oshawa is close to the Oshawa Centre shopping mall and Lakefront Park West.
All train stations in Oshawa:
Where is the train station in Napanee?
Main arrival station: Napanee
Napanee has one train station.
All train stations in Napanee:
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