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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal?

Lowest Price$27.03
Fastest Train1h 56m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1
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Price trends for trains from Ottawa to Montreal

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Ottawa to Montreal
4.7
Based on 14 reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.5
Value
3.9
Condition
4.5
Taleah
5.0
February 22, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The easiness of not having to drive.
Cons
Smaller price for day travel there and back in the same day,
Tips
The trip was worth it.
Max
5.0
February 9, 2020
Pros
Beautiful relaxing trip thanks via
Johanna
5.0
November 28, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
all good
Md Hilmy Baihaqy
5.0
November 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Fast and effective
Cons
nothing
Tips
Always asked for reminder
Ngoc
4.0
October 25, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Can take LRT direct to VIA
Cons
VIA is old but clean. Price could be a bit cheaper at 20$ per trip.
Tips
Be on time

Frequently Asked Questions

Do trains stop at any other cities on the way to Montreal?

Traveling from Ottawa to Montreal, VIA Rail Canada offers 10 trips per day. While 6 of them are direct routes, 4 trips per day are connecting routes that depart from Fallowfield Train Station just outside of Ottawa, with a transfer at Ottawa Train Station in downtown Ottawa.

What is the best way to get from Ottawa to Montreal?

The best way to get to Montreal from Ottawa is by train on VIA Rail Canada. The total travel time is as fast as 1 hour and 47 minutes, with trains departing 10 times per day. VIA Rail tickets for this route start around CA$28.

If you were to travel by bus, Greyhound offers multiple routes, although the average duration is longer at 2 hours and 35 minutes. In addition, tickets are slightly more expensive, starting at CA$45. A nonstop flight from Ottawa to Montreal will only take about 40 minutes, but tickets cost at least CA$200.

Is it more expensive to visit Ottawa or Montreal?

Although Ottawa and Montreal each have their pros and cons, Ottawa is the cheaper city to visit between the two. Montreal is known to be a little more pricey for things like hotels, restaurants and transportation. As for Ottawa, the hotels are less expensive and the food prices are more affordable. A typical meal in Ottawa averages about CA$18, while meals in Montreal are closer to CA$25.

Is it safe to travel by train from Ottawa to Montreal 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $27.14 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Ottawa to Montreal. By booking your trip 11 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.74 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Ottawa to Montreal?

The distance between Ottawa and Montreal is approximately 103 miles, or 166 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 56 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Ottawa to Montreal 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Ottawa at 6:00am and arrives in Montreal about an hour later.

How many trains per day run from Ottawa to Montreal?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Montreal with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Ottawa.

What train services are there from Ottawa to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Ottawa to Montreal. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail12h 1m$31.07

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

There is one train station in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa Train Station

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

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