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Overview: Train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€33)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersVIA 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $28 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $40 (€33).

Train providers: VIA Rail from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC trains

Find the best trains between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC with Omio's travel partners VIA Rail from $28 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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 to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON.

Omio helps you find the perfect Ottawa, ON - Montreal, QC train with VIA Rail. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC, Omio shows you VIA Rail current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC journey. You can expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km) between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC on a train with VIA Rail. Once you are ready, buy your one-way VIA Rail tickets from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC starting as low as $28 (€24) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with VIA Rail!

  • Average Price: $28

VIA Rail has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your VIA Rail tickets from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC and when traveling by train:

  • 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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FAQs

How much are cheap trains between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC trains for as little as $28 (€24)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON?

The train price between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC is on average $40 (€33)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC by train?

The distance from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC by train is approximately 102 miles (164 km).

How long is a train between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC on average?

While the time it takes to travel 102 miles (164 km) from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train journey time is on average 1 h 54 min.

Which train companies can get me from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC?

Take the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train with VIA Rail Canada. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first train depart from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC? When does the last train depart from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC?

The earliest train departing from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC leaves at 11: 30 AM. The last train departing from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC leaves at 9: 10 PM. You can find the latest Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book train tickets from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC is on average $40 (€33) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON available a few months in advance.