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Train Information from Ottawa, ON to Toronto

distanceDistance217 miles (350 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$114 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto cover the 217 miles (350 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $114 (€92), but the average price of train tickets is $114 (€92).

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Ottawa, ON to Toronto with VIA Rail

Find the best trains between Ottawa, ON and Toronto with Omio's travel partners VIA Rail from $114 (€92). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 Toronto.

Book your VIA Rail Ottawa, ON to Toronto train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check VIA Rail’s 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 between Ottawa, ON and Toronto is 217 miles (350 km), and the best price for a one-way Ottawa, ON - Toronto VIA Rail train ticket starts at $114 (€92) 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!

VIA Rail's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto are the following:

  • 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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Trains from Ottawa, ON to Toronto
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Toronto from Ottawa, ON cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto for the next 7 days starting from $114 (€92)  one way.
How much is a train ticket between Ottawa, ON and Toronto?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Ottawa, ON to Toronto train price to come in at an average of $114 (€92)  one way.
How many miles is it from Ottawa, ON to Toronto by train?
The distance to Toronto from Ottawa, ON by train is approximately 217 miles (350 km).
How long is the train ride between Ottawa, ON and Toronto?
On average the Ottawa, ON to Toronto train travel time is 4 h 12 min  for the 217 miles (350 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 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.
How many trains per day are there to Toronto from Ottawa, ON?
The average number of trains departing Ottawa, ON for Toronto is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto? What time is the last train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto?
The first Ottawa, ON to Toronto train departs at 12: 26 PM   and the last train from Ottawa, ON to Toronto leaves at 9: 49 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Ottawa, ON to Toronto on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Toronto to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Ottawa, ON to Toronto within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $114 (€92) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Ottawa, ON and Toronto are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.