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Journey Summary

Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 55 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $46
Trains depart from:Ottawa, ON
Trains arrive in:Montreal, QC
Distance:165 km
Train Companies:VIA Rail Canada

Trains from Ottawa to Montreal

Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, is a unique Canadian metropolis - a North American Paris with chic squares, bistros and boulevards that also enjoys a spectacular setting on a river island with a mountainous backdrop. It's Canada's cultural powerhouse, with the substantial student population providing a ready market for Montreal's wealth of theaters and music venues and the headquarters of Cirque du Soleil. Business travelers and tourists can book a direct train from Ottawa to Montreal with Canada's main rail operator, VIA Rail. The company provides daily direct trains to Montreal from the Canadian capital seven days a week, with journey times of just under 2 hours. There are morning, afternoon and evening departures available from Ottawa on most days. Weekend schedules are a little less frequent with fewer direct trains from Ottawa to the Quebecois city on Saturdays and Sundays.

Which train companies travel from Ottawa to Montreal?

All the train services from Ottawa to Montreal are operated by Canada's main long-distance rail company VIA Rail, which provides all the country's intercity services. Passengers on the train from Ottawa to Montreal can travel in VIA Rail's Economy or Business Class seats. Intercity services are equipped with electrical outlets for charging laptops and cell phones, WiFi internet access and onboard entertainment. Trolley services in Economy Class provide sandwiches, snacks and drinks for sale, with complimentary meals and cocktails on offer for Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains on this route to Montreal feature baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger. Travelers with reduced mobility can access priority boarding assistance from VIA Rail station staff.

How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Montreal?

The Ottawa to Montreal service is one of the shorter journeys on VIA Rail 's Ontario-Quebec corridor. The fastest train from Ottawa to Montreal is the late afternoon departure from the capital, taking 1 hour and 50 minutes to cover the 116-mile (186 kilometer) route north-east. Other direct trains from the capital with VIA Rail take between five and 12 minutes longer, with the mid-evening connection providing the slowest train from Ottawa to Montreal at 2 hours and two minutes. Indirect services are not a viable option on this VIA Rail intercity route.

How many trains are there from Ottawa to Montreal?

Weekday VIA Rail timetables for this route between Ottawa and Montreal feature six daily departures from the capital. Schedules begin in the early morning, with a total of three morning trains, two afternoon trains and a final departure from Ottawa in mid-evening, arriving in Montreal around 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays there are four direct trains to Ottawa from Montreal, with no early morning train and just one afternoon service. Sunday timetables offer five direct trains to Montreal following a similar schedule to weekdays but omitting the early morning connection from the capital.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Ottawa to Montreal?

Departure station: Ottawa station, located on the east side of the city center, is the capital's main hub for VIA Rail intercity trains. OC Transpo provides public transport connections from the city center on light rail services on the O-Train Confederation Line stopping at Tremblay station, adjacent to the rail terminus, and on frequent bus services from downtown Ottawa on routes 61 and 62. Passenger facilities at the station include parking lots, a business lounge, free WiFi, ATMs, vending machines, baggage storage services and restrooms. The station concourse has a choice of fast food outlets, snack bars and coffee shops, and a shopping mall that includes a convenience store and news vendors.

Arrival station: Montreal Central Station, known to the French-speaking locals as the Gare Centrale, is the city's main terminus for VIA Rail intercity trains and also the busiest commuter station in the province of Quebec. The station is situated on the south-east side of central Montreal, close to the Old Port, with public transport links provided by seven local bus routes, night buses and airport shuttles, and Montreal Metro subway trains on the Orange line from Bonaventure station or the Green line from McGill station. Facilities at the station include car rental agencies, Bixi bike share racks, ATMs, a hair salon, free WiFi, and taxi stands. The station food court includes Quebecois restaurants and takeout stalls, fast food franchises, coffee shops, bakeries and an Asian diner. The shopping mall offers designer brand fashion and accessory boutiques, a luxury chocolatier, luggage stores, jewelers, cosmetics outlets, grocery markets, and news vendors.

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Trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC
Travel by train to Montreal, QC easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC.
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How much does a cheap train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC cost?
Train tickets between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $36 (€29)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON?
The Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train ticket price is on average $53 (€42)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC by train?
You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km)  to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON by train.
What is the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train travel time?
The train time from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC is on average 1 h 54 min  for the 102 miles (164 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What time is the earliest train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC? What time is the last train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC?
The first Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train departs at 2: 15 PM   and the last train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC leaves at 8: 10 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I book Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON to cost on average $53 (€42) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.