Ottawa to Gananoque train
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There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Ottawa to Gananoque. Traveling by train from Ottawa to Gananoque usually takes one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.
|Distance||79 mi (127 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 31m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
What is the price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Gananoque?
In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Gananoque was $35.98. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 17 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $17.27 more if you wait to book until the last minute.
Monthly average prices
Which train should you take from Ottawa to Gananoque?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa to Gananoque. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||2||1h 43m||$52.63|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 2 daily trips between Ottawa and Gananoque. 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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Trains from Ottawa to Gananoque 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
The earliest train departs Ottawa at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Trains leave the station in Ottawa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Gananoque with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Gananoque to 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.
Where is the train station in Ottawa?
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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
Where is the train station in Gananoque?
Main arrival station: Gananoque VIA Station
Gananoque has one train station.
All train stations in Gananoque:
Gananoque VIA Station
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