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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Kitchener?

Lowest Price$113.20
Fastest Train7h 6m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Ottawa to Kitchener right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $113.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Kitchener, ON. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 $0.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Ottawa to Kitchener?

The distance between Ottawa and Kitchener is approximately 274 miles, or 440 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 6 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 Ottawa to Kitchener are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Ottawa to Kitchener?

Trains leave the station in Ottawa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Kitchener to Ottawa.

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Kitchener?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa, Ontario to Kitchener, Ontario. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail27h 16m$113.38

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

There are two stations in Ottawa where you can board the train to Kitchener:

  • Fallowfield Train Station
  • Ottawa Train Station

Where is the train station in Kitchener?

Kitchener has one train station:

  • VIA Station

Price trends for trains from Ottawa to Kitchener

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ottawa, ON to Kitchener, ON
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
4.0
Condition
5.0
Jean De Dieu
5.0
June 11, 2019
Pros
The trains were on time.

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