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Cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Québec City


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Québec City?

Lowest Price$27.63
Fastest Train5h 13m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Ottawa to Québec City
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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)
September 17, 2019Vacation
Comfortable seat, good service, quiet carriage, good snack service, good and spacious washroom, good communication throughout
All good
Great food options at Ottawa rail station
Graciela Dora Elisa
May 30, 2019Vacation
Cómodo, excelente vista desde mi asiento, partió y llegó en horario establecido
Muchas paradas intermedias

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Québec City?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Ottawa to Québec is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Ottawa to Québec was $32.81. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $25.57 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Québec City?

The distance between Ottawa and Québec City is approximately 235.63 miles, or 379.12 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 13 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Ottawa to Québec City?

On Tuesday trains from Ottawa to Québec are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Ottawa to Québec City?

Typically there are 8 schedules to compare for your trip to Québec. One train carrier operates regular service on the Ottawa to Québec route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Ottawa to Québec, usually offering 7.6 trips per day. 6 train trips per day are direct connections to Québec, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

One train company connects Ottawa to Québec

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa to Québec City start from $27.63, and on average cost $51.97. Daily there are 7.6 VIA Rail schedules to Québec. VIA Rail in Ottawa leaves from Ottawa Train Station and one other station. And in Québec trains arrive at Gare du Palais and one other train station.

From Ottawa to Québec City train travel on VIA Rail takes 6 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Québec faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 13 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 5.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $50.43 for a one-way train ticket to Québec.

Avg. Time
6h 8m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Ottawa with trains to Québec. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station
There are 2 different stations where trains from Ottawa arrive in Québec. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Québec:
  • Gare du Palais
  • Sainte Foy Station

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