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Cheap train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa?

Lowest Price$20.42
Fastest Train2h 0m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Montreal to Ottawa
Based on 12 reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 82 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 24, 2019Visiting family
Excellent service !
December 5, 2019Visiting family
I like that everything is clean and the staffs are very friendly.
Hope that station at Ottawa will be like the one at Montreal where we don’t have to get off the car stairs.
You can always email to VIA Rail to change your seat if you want. No extra fee and the respond is really fast. Better not to bring too heavy luggage because the Ottawa station requires you to walk down from the car stairs.
September 3, 2019Solo travel
Absolute perfect trip. Friendly staff. Train on time and very clean. Thanks dir the ride.
Less prices
August 11, 2019Couples trip
the price and the conditions of the train
nothing so far
always check wanderu once, twice and three times if necessary. we got a 60 dollars discount just for waiting and checking wanderu more than once.
July 8, 2019Vacation
Easy to use as a link between Ottawa and Montreal at a reasonable price. Train was on time, clean, and boarding was orderly and well run.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

The train ride from Montreal to Ottawa takes an average of 2 hours and 16 minutes. The distance is approximately 198.1 kilometers (123.1 miles).

Is the train ticket from Montreal to Ottawa cheap?

Tickets from Montreal to Ottawa on Via Rail Canada average about $36. If you were to book your trip at least 20 days out, you can expect to save almost $6. If you have some flexibility on when you are planning to travel, midweek train schedules tend to be less busy and cheaper.

Is there a direct train from Montreal to Ottawa?

VIA Rail Canada offers 9 routes from Montreal to Ottawa per day, 7 of which are direct. In Montreal, the train departs from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O and arrives into the Ottawa Train Station.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Montreal 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 Montreal to Ottawa was $24.91. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $16.12 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 Montreal to Ottawa?

The distance between Montreal and Ottawa is approximately 103.42 miles, or 166.40 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours,

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 Montreal to Ottawa?

On Wednesday trains from Montreal 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Montreal to Ottawa?

Typically there are 9 schedules to compare for your trip to Ottawa. One train carrier operates regular service on the Montreal to Ottawa route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Montreal to Ottawa, usually offering 8.571 trips per day. 7 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.

One train company connects Montreal to Ottawa

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa start from $20.42, and on average cost $35.19. Daily there are 8.571429 VIA Rail schedules to Ottawa. VIA Rail in Montreal leaves from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O, And in Ottawa trains arrive at Ottawa Train Station and one other train station.

From Montreal to Ottawa train travel on VIA Rail takes 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Ottawa faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 6.4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $39.78 for a one-way train ticket to Ottawa.

Avg. Time
2h 18m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Montreal on their way to Ottawa:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O
There are 2 different stations where trains from Montreal 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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