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Train Information to Quebec City, QC from Ottawa, ON

distanceDistance235 miles (379 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price$67 (€54)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC cover the 235 miles (379 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $40 (€32), but the average price of train tickets is $67 (€54).

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Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC with VIA Rail

Find the best trains from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC with Omio's travel partners VIA Rail from $40 (€32). 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 between Ottawa, ON and Quebec City, QC.

VIA Rail is one of the best options when traveling by train from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC. Omio quickly shows you current VIA Rail train schedules for the Ottawa, ON - Quebec City, QC route and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Ottawa, ON and Quebec City, QC is around 235 miles (379 km) and the cheapest VIA Rail one-way ticket you can book starts at $40 (€32). As you check the latest Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC train schedule from VIA Rail for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Quebec City, QC safely. If you search for VIA Rail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect VIA Rail ticket from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

    When you buy your VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • 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 Quebec City

    Quebec City, the provincial capital, is one of Canada's best-preserved historic French colonial cities, with the old town offering an atmospheric and attractive area to explore beneath the imposing backdrop of the Heights of Abraham. As the administrative center of Quebec, it also serves an important political function. There are good rail links with the national capital and business travelers, and city-break vacationers can book a direct train from Ottawa to Quebec City Gare du Palais with VIA rail, the national long-distance rail operator. Services from the capital to Quebec City run seven days a week, with a choice of morning and afternoon departures from Ottawa. Journey times to Quebec average around 6 hours. On some days there is an additional indirect train from Ottawa to Quebec City via Montreal, with a longer journey time. Weekend schedules to Quebec City from the capital are slightly reduced, but VIA Rail still provides a choice of direct connections from Ottawa.

    Which train companies travel from Ottawa to Quebec City?

    VIA Rail, the main rail operator in Canada, provides all the country's intercity services including all trains from Ottawa to Quebec City on the northern stretch of the Ontario-Quebec corridor. VIA Rail trains on this route offer passengers a choice of Economy and Business Class seats, with all train carriages equipped with electrical outlets, WiFi internet access, and onboard entertainment services. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available for purchase from a trolley service onboard the train from Ottawa to Quebec City, with complimentary meals and cocktails served to Business Class ticket-holders. Some VIA Rail intercity trains on this route also provide baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger and assistance with boarding and baggage for passengers with reduced mobility.

    How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Quebec City?

    The fastest train from Ottawa to Quebec City is the late afternoon departure from the capital, taking 5 hours and 39 minutes to complete the 196-mile (315 kilometer) route north-west to Quebec. Other direct trains take between 13 and 32 minutes longer to reach their destination, with the slowest direct service, the mid-morning train from Ottawa, taking 6 hours and 11 minutes to reach Gar du Palais. These journey times with VIA Rail all include a 20-30-minute stop in Montreal en route to Quebec City.

    How many trains are there from Ottawa to Quebec City?

    VIA Rail's weekday schedules provide four daily direct trains north-west from Ottawa to Quebec City Gare du Palais, with departures in early morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and late afternoon, the final train arriving in Quebec City just before 10:00 p.m. Saturday schedules provide two direct trains on this route, with departures in mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Sunday timetables have three direct trains from Ottawa, similar to the weekday schedule but without an early morning service. On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, there is one additional indirect train from Ottawa to Quebec City Sainte-Foy Station, departing in the late morning and requiring a change in Montreal.

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

    Departure station: Ottawa Station, situated on the east side of central Ottawa, is the main terminus in the capital for all VIA Rail intercity trains. Public transport links from the city center include OC Transpo light rail services on the O-Train Confederation Line to Tremblay station, next to the VIA Rail terminus, and frequent bus services from downtown on routes 61 and 62. Passenger facilities at the station include parking lots, vending machines, baggage storage services, a business lounge, free WiFi, ATMs, and restrooms. The station concourse has sandwich stalls, fast food franchises, snack bars, and coffee shops. Station shopping mall stores include a grocery mini-market, drug store, and news vendors.

    Arrival station: Quebec City Gare du Palais is the main terminus for VIA Rail intercity trains - a striking green-roofed chateau-style building and national heritage site dating from 1915, located on the north-east side of the city center. Public transport connections downtown include city buses from the adjacent bus terminus and a shuttle connection to Gare Sainte-Foy, which is located south-west of the city center. Sainte-Foy is also served by city bus route 76. Facilities at the stations include car rental desks, baggage storage services, ATMs, restrooms, and a taxi stand. Food options include Quebecois restaurants, fast food franchises, coffee shops, and sandwich bars. Shopping mall outlets at Gare du Palais include news vendors, a convenience store, and gift store.

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    Trains from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC
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    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Ottawa, ON and Quebec City, QC for as low as $40 (€32)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train between Ottawa, ON and Quebec City, QC?
    The train price to Quebec City, QC from Ottawa, ON is on average $67 (€54)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
    What is the distance to Quebec City, QC from Ottawa, ON by train?
    The Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC train distance is approximately 235 miles (379 km).
    How many hours is the train time from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC?
    The Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC train duration is on average 5 h 20 min, which is to be expected when traveling 235 miles (379 km) between Ottawa, ON and Quebec City, QC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What train providers go from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC?
    For the best Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with VIA Rail Canada. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When does the first train depart from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC? When does the last train depart from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC?
    You can take the first train from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC at 10: 30 AM. The last train from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC that you can take departs at 8: 10 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I book Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you buy a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Quebec City, QC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $67 (€54) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Quebec City, QC from Ottawa, ON are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.