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Cheap train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa


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How much are train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa?

Lowest Price$26.82
Fastest Train3h 47m
Trains Per Day27
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Toronto to Ottawa
Based on 20 reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 17, 2020Visiting family
No driving no traffic
Not much
January 1, 2020
My train trip was good and comfortable. In my opinion, if you serve coffee or tea with a piece of cookies and bottle of water will be perfect. Thank you for your asking.
December 31, 2019Visiting family
Very efficient and on time
Wifi was a little weak. Couldn't screen. It was fine for emails and WhatsApp
No. All good
November 29, 2019Visiting family
I bought a return ticket to Ottawa enroute we arrived at the Ottawa Station our return ticked stated leaving from fallowvield stop?? we fortunately got on at Ottawa main station, and wondered why the train left so early this needs to be clarified when purchasing the tic...More
Make sure the return ticket indicates Ottawa both coming and going!!
October 16, 2019Visiting friends
Nice view of autumnal scenery, smoother than taking a bus. Very nice staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the train from Toronto to Ottawa?

The fastest possible travel time from Toronto to Ottawa is 3 hours and 45 minutes on VIA Rail Canada, but the average travel time is closer to 4 hours and 20 minutes. This route has 28 daily trips, 23 of which are schedules that will get you to Ottawa faster than a route with a transfer.

Is Toronto near Ottawa?

Toronto, Ontario, Canada is 218.91 miles (352.21 kilometers) southwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ottawa is the national capital of Canada, and Toronto is the most populous city in the country.

How much is a train ticket from Toronto to Ottawa?

The cheapest possible price for a train ticket from Toronto to Ottawa is CA$29 on VIA Rail Canada. The average price, however, is closer to CA$53. Save money by booking at least 20 days out, and look at booking midweek instead of on a busy weekend.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa 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 Toronto to Ottawa was $34.93. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $26.16 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

The distance between Toronto and Ottawa is approximately 218.91 miles, or 352.21 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 47 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

On Wednesday trains from Toronto to Ottawa 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Toronto to Ottawa?

Typically there are 27 schedules to compare for your trip to Ottawa. One train carrier operates regular service on the Toronto to Ottawa route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Toronto to Ottawa, usually offering 26.789 trips per day. 22 train trips per day are direct connections to Ottawa, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Toronto to Ottawa, which start at $74.48.

One train company connects Toronto to Ottawa

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Ottawa start from $26.82, and on average cost $48.92. Daily there are 26.789474 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Ottawa trains arrive at Ottawa Train Station and one other train station.

From Toronto to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 4 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 21.625 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $58.97 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

Avg. Time
4h 27m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Toronto with trains to Ottawa. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station
There are 2 different stations where trains from Toronto arrive in Ottawa. 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 Ottawa:
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • Fallowfield Train Station

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