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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Québec City to Ottawa?

Lowest Price$35.80
Fastest Train5h 36m
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Québec City-Ottawa Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Québec City to Ottawa

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 Québec City to Ottawa
4.7
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 6 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
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.7
Joette
5.0
October 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
No need to rent car! Helpful staff. Timeliness of schedule.
Cons
This was a long trip and it would have been nice to receive a complimentary bottle of wTer or cup of coffee.
Tips
I didn't use WiFi but saw travelers who did.
Annie
5.0
October 3, 2019Business
Pros
Easy ride,
Cons
Allocate single seats on empty rows first.
Tips
Seat back and relax
Esther
5.0
September 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfort and good employees
Cons
Nothing
Tips
No

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Québec to Ottawa 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $35.86 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Québec to Ottawa. By booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.34 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Québec City and Ottawa is approximately 236 miles, or 379 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 36 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 Québec City to Ottawa are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Tuesday 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 Québec City at 3:00pm and arrives in Ottawa around 5 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Québec City to Ottawa?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Ottawa with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

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

What train services are there from Québec City to Ottawa?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec City to Ottawa. 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.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail16h 1m$41.64

Where is the train station in Québec City?

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

  • Gare du Palais
  • Sainte Foy Station

Where is the train station in Ottawa?

Ottawa has one train station:

  • Ottawa Train Station

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