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Windsor-Ottawa Train Schedule
How much are train tickets from Windsor to Ottawa?
|Fastest train||10h 50m|
|Trains per day||1|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Windsor to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
What is the price of a train ticket from Windsor to Ottawa?
In the last month, $83.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Windsor, ON to Ottawa, ON. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.69 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Windsor to Ottawa?
The distance between Windsor and Ottawa is approximately 424 miles, or 682 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 50 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 Windsor to Ottawa 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 Windsor at 9:00am and arrives in Ottawa around 10 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Windsor to Ottawa?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Ottawa to Windsor.
Which train should you take from Windsor to Ottawa?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Windsor, Ontario to Ottawa, Ontario. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||1||11h 2m||$117.16|
VIA Rail train tickets from Windsor to Ottawa start from $83, and on average cost $117. Daily there are 1 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Windsor leaves from VIA Station, And in Ottawa trains arrive at Fallowfield Train Station and one other train station. From Windsor to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 11 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 50 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $126 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.
Where is the train station in Windsor?
There is one train station in Windsor:
- VIA Station
Where is the train station in Ottawa?
Ottawa receives travelers from Windsor at its two active train stations:
- Fallowfield Train Station
- Ottawa Train Station