Trains from Ottawa to Belleville

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Ottawa - Belleville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Ottawa to Belleville. Traveling by train from Ottawa to Belleville usually takes around 2 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance120 mi (193 km)
Fastest train2h 18m
Lowest price$39.40
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ottawa to Belleville

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ismare

July 25, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was relax! Cons: The seats could improve.

Pros: It was relax! Cons: The seats could improve.

5.0

Nicole

July 15, 2022- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Dont drive. Cons: But it was expensive to bring my cat.

Pros: Dont drive. Cons: But it was expensive to bring my cat.

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

In the last month, $45.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Belleville. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.61 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Ottawa to Belleville by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Ottawa to Belleville in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $65 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 Ottawa to Belleville?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa to Belleville. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail82h 52m$63.58
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 8 daily trips between Ottawa and Belleville. 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 Ottawa to Belleville 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 Ottawa to Belleville?

The distance between Ottawa and Belleville is approximately 120 miles, or 193 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 18 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Ottawa to Belleville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday 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 Ottawa at 5:00am 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 Ottawa to Belleville?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Belleville. 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 Belleville to Ottawa.

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.

Belleville

Belleville, ON - CAXVV-2

The biggest city in the Bay of Quinte, Belleville is a charming lakeside community that features a range of sights and activities appealing to everyone in the family. Walking around the city, you’ll notice grand buildings and stately facades from a forgotten era—nowhere is this more evident than the quaint Old East Hill Neighborhood, which boasts the Glanmore National Historic Site. This estate-turned-museum stands as a testament to Belleville's rich history. For outdoors lovers, the city's waterfront is lined with picturesque bayside trails and opportunities for sporting activities, while the various conservation areas bordering Belleville abound with unspoiled natural splendors.

Belleville's Historic Downtown District is the most happening place within the city. It's home to a great selection of shops, a multicultural roster of restaurants, vibrant street performances, and top entertainment venues. The Empire Theatre, which hosts live music and theatre productions, is the heartbeat of the city's arts scene.

More or less equidistant from Toronto and Ottawa, Belleville can be accessed from these two major urban centers on rail service from VIA Rail.

Station Information

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 departure 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

Where is the train station in Belleville?

Belleville VIA Station, Belleville, ON - CAXVVVIA-0

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Main arrival station: Belleville VIA Station

The Belleville VIA Rail Station hosts incoming and outbound trains for the city. Established in 1856, the station underwent a major renovation project in 2012, adding more amenities such as access points for people with disabilities. The current station is served by two rail lines: The Toronto-Ottawa line and the Toronto-Montreal line. The station's additional amenities include paid permanent parking slots and a bicycle box. The station also features three tracks and two platforms to board the trains.

All train stations in Belleville:

  • Belleville VIA Station

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