Trains from Ottawa to Smiths Falls

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Ottawa - Smiths Falls Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Ottawa to Smiths Falls. Traveling by train from Ottawa to Smiths Falls usually takes around 46 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 26 minutes.

Distance39 mi (63 km)
Fastest train0h 26m
Lowest price$16.11
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $16.78 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa to Smiths Falls. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.62 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Ottawa to Smiths Falls by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $17 whenever you decide to board the train to Smiths Falls.

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Smiths Falls?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa to Smiths Falls. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail40h 46m$22.75
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Smiths Falls?

The distance between Ottawa and Smiths Falls is approximately 39 miles, or 63 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Smiths Falls.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Ottawa to Smiths Falls on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday 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 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 Smiths Falls?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Smiths Falls. 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 Smiths Falls 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-1

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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 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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