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Ottawa-Québec City Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Ottawa to Québec City?

Lowest Price$38.15
Fastest Train5h 20m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Ottawa to Québec 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 Québec City?

In the last month, $38.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Québec, QC. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.33 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Ottawa and Québec City is approximately 236 miles, or 379 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 20 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 Québec City 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 Wednesday 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 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Québec City?

Trains leave the station in Ottawa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Québec City with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Which train should you take from Ottawa to Québec City?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail25h 55m$53.72

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

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

  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station

Where is the train station in Québec City?

Québec City receives travelers from Ottawa at its two active train stations:

  • Gare du Palais
  • Sainte Foy Station

Price trends for trains from Ottawa to Québec City

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Ottawa, ON to Québec, QC
5.0
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 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
3.3
Staff
4.7
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Jill
5.0
September 17, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable seat, good service, quiet carriage, good snack service, good and spacious washroom, good communication throughout Comfortable seat, good service, quiet carriage, good snack service, good and spacious washroom, good communication throughout
Cons
All goodAll good
Tips
Great food options at Ottawa rail stationGreat food options at Ottawa rail station
Graciela Dora Elisa
5.0
May 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
Cómodo, excelente vista desde mi asiento, partió y llegó en horario establecidoCómodo, excelente vista desde mi asiento, partió y llegó en horario establecido
Cons
Muchas paradas intermediasMuchas paradas intermedias

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