Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train

Cheap train tickets from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

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Cheapest

40

Average

48

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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02:20PMOttawa1h55 04:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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401One-way
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06:30AMOttawa2h01 08:31AMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
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04:10PMOttawa1h54 06:04PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
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06:55PMOttawa2h02 08:57PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
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10:15AMOttawa2h00 12:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way

Train schedule from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

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06:30AMOttawa2h01 08:31AMMontreal (Central Station)
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10:15AMOttawa2h00 12:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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02:20PMOttawa1h55 04:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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04:10PMOttawa1h54 06:04PMMontreal (Central Station)
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06:55PMOttawa2h02 08:57PMMontreal (Central Station)
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Fastest train times from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

Showing times and prices for Dec 05

Fastest Journey

1 h 54 m

Average

1 h 58 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

165 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Ottawa, ON for Montreal, QC every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:10PMOttawa1h54 06:04PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
2nd Fastest
02:20PMOttawa1h55 04:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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401One-way
10:15AMOttawa2h00 12:15PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
06:30AMOttawa2h01 08:31AMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way
06:55PMOttawa2h02 08:57PMMontreal (Central Station)
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501One-way

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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 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
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. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $40 (€36), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $40 (€36).

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

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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.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC, check Omio for VIA Rail trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 102 miles (164 km) route between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC, Omio makes it easier than ever to find VIA Rail trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. 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 ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your VIA Rail train on Omio. If you search for trains between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the VIA Rail tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for VIA Rail trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC starting at $40 (€36), buy your official VIA Rail tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

VIA Rail from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 58 min
  • Average Price: $40
  • VIA Rail frequency: 4 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC

Travel Tips: 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.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON for as low as $40 (€36)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train price to come in at an average of $40 (€36)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 102 miles (164 km)  to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON by train.
On average the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC train time is 1 h 54 min  covering the 102 miles (164 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC, you can rely on VIA Rail Canada to get you to Montreal, QC. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day between Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QC. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with VIA Rail Canada. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC at 2: 15 PM. The last train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC that you can take departs at 2: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you book a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, QC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€36) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Montreal, QC from Ottawa, ON are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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