Oshawa to Smiths Falls train
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There are 5 daily trains from Oshawa to Smiths Falls. Traveling by train from Oshawa to Smiths Falls usually takes around 3 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 54 minutes.
|Distance||157 mi (252 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 54m|
|Trains per day||5|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Oshawa to Smiths Falls?
In the last month, $55.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Oshawa to Smiths Falls. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.80 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Oshawa to Smiths Falls by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $60 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Oshawa to Smiths Falls in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $71 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Which train should you take from Oshawa to Smiths Falls?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Oshawa to Smiths Falls. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||5||3h 12m||$67.28|
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 Smiths Falls. 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 Oshawa to Smiths Falls 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 Oshawa to Smiths Falls?
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Oshawa to Smiths Falls on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Oshawa at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Oshawa to Smiths Falls?
There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Oshawa to Smiths Falls.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Smiths Falls 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 Smiths Falls?
Main arrival station: Smiths Falls VIA Station
Smiths Falls has one train station.
All train stations in Smiths Falls:
Smiths Falls VIA Station
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