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Ottawa - Smiths Falls Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Ottawa and Smiths Falls. The average train journey from Ottawa to Smiths Falls takes 38 minutes, but some VIA Rail train trips are as short as 24 minutes.

Distance39 mi (63 km)
Fastest train0h 24m
Lowest price$14.77
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Ottawa to Smiths Falls

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Karen

January 27, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: It was my first time so the experience was excellent, and the staff were very helpful and so kind. Cons: For my first time riding the train , I have nothing to improve. Tips: Be on time, be patient and enjoy the ride.

5.0

marc

August 24, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Excellent

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Ottawa to Smiths Falls was $14.86. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Smiths Falls if you book your train tickets at least 15 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $10.65.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Ottawa to Smiths Falls. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $19. If you're planning a trip from Ottawa to Smiths Falls during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $23 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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 38m$19.09
  • 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

The distance between Ottawa and Smiths Falls is approximately 39 miles, or 63 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 24 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Smiths Falls.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Ottawa to Smiths Falls on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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.

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-0

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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

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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