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Overview: Train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto

distanceDistance217 miles (350 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€57)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto cover the 217 miles (350 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 24 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $49 (€41), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€57).

Train companies: VIA Rail from Ottawa, ON to Toronto trains

For as little as $49 (€41) you can travel by train between Ottawa, ON and Toronto 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 Toronto.

Book your VIA Rail Ottawa, ON to Toronto train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check VIA Rail up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Ottawa, ON to Toronto routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable VIA Rail train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Toronto from Ottawa, ON is 217 miles (350 km), and the best price for a one-way Ottawa, ON - Toronto VIA Rail train ticket starts at $49 (€41) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your VIA Rail ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with VIA Rail!

  • Average Price: $49

VIA Rail has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Ottawa, ON and Toronto:

  • 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 Toronto

Canada's largest city, Toronto, has the skyline of a major North American metropolis, with the soaring CN Tower looming above the steel and glass skyscrapers of the downtown CBD. At street level, it's a city of distinct neighborhoods, a multicultural place with diverse cultural and culinary scenes. It's a popular city-break destination for Ontario out-of-towners looking to catch a show or do a little high-end shopping. Toronto has excellent rail links with the capital, and vacationers or business travelers can take a direct train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station seven days a week with the national operator VIA Rail. There are frequent direct trains in the morning, afternoon, and evening, with journey times averaging around four hours and 30 minutes. Schedules are slightly reduced at weekends, although VIA Rail still provides plenty of daytime services and an evening connection to Toronto from Ottawa.

Which train companies travel from Ottawa to Toronto?

All direct trains from Ottawa to Toronto are operated by VIA Rail, the primary rail company in Canada responsible for all the country's intercity services. VIA Rail trains on this central stretch of the Ontario-Quebec corridor offer passengers a choice of Economy and Business Class seats. Train carriages have power points for charging cell phones and tablets, WiFi internet access and an onboard entertainment service. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available for purchase from a trolley service, with complimentary meals and cocktails provided for Business Class passengers. Additional services on this VIA Rail intercity train from Ottawa to Toronto usually include assistance with baggage and boarding for passengers with reduced mobility, and baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger.

How long is the train ride from Ottawa to Toronto?

The fastest VIA Rail train from Ottawa to Toronto is an early morning departure from the capital, taking four hours and five minutes to cover the 277-mile (445 kilometer) south-west route through Ontario to Toronto Union Station. Other direct trains take from 12 to 42 minutes longer to complete the trip from the capital, with the early afternoon departure providing the slowest train from Ottawa to Toronto, taking four hours and 47 minutes to reach its destination. Indirect journeys would require a lengthy detour via Montreal and, due to the frequency of VIA Rail's direct services, are not a practical option for travel from Ottawa to Toronto.

How many trains are there from Ottawa to Toronto?

The VIA Rail weekday schedule offers ten daily direct trains to Toronto from the capital. Services begin very early in the morning and continue with five morning trains, four afternoon services, and a final early evening departure from Ottawa, arriving at Toronto Union Station a little after 11:00 p.m. Saturday timetables offer seven daily connections, with a later first train in the morning and three fewer daytime departures. On Sundays, the VIA Rail timetable provides eight direct trains to Toronto, with no early morning departures from Ottawa.

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

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

Arrival station: Toronto Union Station is the busiest station in Canada and the second-busiest rail terminus in North America. A national historic site, the station lies close to the waterfront on the south side of downtown Toronto and is the main hub for VIA Rail intercity services and GO suburban train routes. Public transport connections downtown include TTC Subway trains, GO express buses, city buses and streetcars operating from stops inside the station or nearby on Bay Street and Front Street. Passenger facilities at the station include car rental agencies, baggage storage lockers, taxi stands, bike share racks, and free WiFi. The station food court includes a Thai diner, sushi bar, pizzeria, fast food outlets, sandwich stalls and burger bars. The station shopping mall has a grocery market, book store, drugstore and pharmacy, and news vendors.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto to cost as little as $49 (€41)  in the next 7 days.

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

The train price between Ottawa, ON and Toronto is on average $68 (€57)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

What is the distance between Ottawa, ON and Toronto by train?

The Ottawa, ON to Toronto train distance is approximately 217 miles (350 km).

What is the Ottawa, ON to Toronto train travel time?

On average the Ottawa, ON to Toronto train time is 4 h 24 min  covering the 217 miles (350 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train companies go from Ottawa, ON to Toronto?

If you're looking for trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, you can rely on VIA Rail Canada to get you to Toronto. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Ottawa, ON to Toronto journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When is the earliest train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto? When is the last train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto?

The earliest train departing from Ottawa, ON to Toronto leaves at 1: 26 PM. The last train departing from Ottawa, ON to Toronto leaves at 10: 49 PM. You can find the latest Ottawa, ON to Toronto 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 purchase a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Toronto to get the best deals?

You can find trains between Ottawa, ON and Toronto to cost on average $68 (€57) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Ottawa, ON to Toronto train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.