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Train Information between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€29)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC cover the 102 miles (164 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 54 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $37 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€29).

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VIA Rail from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

For as little as $36 (€29) you can travel by train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC with VIA Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is Canada's main train provider. There are several different ticket fares like Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, Prestige and Touring for your next journey by train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC.

It’s easy to book your VIA Rail train ticket between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC online with Omio! Simply check the current VIA Rail train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap VIA Rail train tickets online. Prices for VIA Rail trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC start at $36 (€29) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km). If you search for VIA Rail trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the VIA Rail tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC VIA Rail train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

When purchasing your VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • You can cancel your reservation at any time prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund in addition to not incurring any service charges, regardless of when you purchased your ticket. This includes all travel up to and including November 1, 2020, as well as any travel after November 1, 2020, if their outbound train is on or before November 1, 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC for the next 7 days starting from $36 (€29)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON?
The train price from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC is on average $37 (€29)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC by train?
The Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train distance is approximately 102 miles (164 km).
How long is a train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC on average?
On average the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train travel time is 1 h 54 min  for the 102 miles (164 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train companies offer a service from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC?
When taking a train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC, you can count on VIA Rail Canada for the best way to get you to Montreal, QC. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
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 earliest train for this journey departs from Ottawa, ON at 10: 30 AM. The last train leaves from Ottawa, ON at 10: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $37 (€29). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.