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Ottawa to Montreal by train

The journey from Ottawa to Montreal by train is 165.13 km and takes 22 hrs 1 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:30 a.m. and the last at 1:23 p.m.. It is possible to travel from Ottawa to Montreal by train for as little as $644.22 or as much as $1,735.01. The best price for this journey is $644.22.

Lowest Price$644.22
Journey Duration22 hrs 1 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$644.22
Highest Price$1,735.01
First Departure5:30 a.m.
Last Departure1:23 p.m.
Distance165.13 km
DepartureOttawa
ArrivalMontreal
CarriersViarail, Air CanadaMore

Ottawa to Montreal Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Ottawa to Montreal with Virail

What's the best way to get from Ottawa to Montreal? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Ottawa to Montreal, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal?

When you're traveling from Ottawa to Montreal, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $1,135.79. You might be able to find prices as low as $644.22, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately $1,135.79. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Ottawa to Montreal by train?

The journey between Ottawa and Montreal by train is approximately 165.13 km. It will take you more or less 22 hrs 1 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Ottawa and Montreal is around 165.13 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 22 hrs 1 min. However, the fastest routes between Ottawa and Montreal take 12 hrs 15 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Ottawa to Montreal leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Ottawa at 5:30 a.m.. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 1:23 p.m.. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Ottawa and Montreal. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Ottawa to Montreal, which usually leaves at 5:30 a.m.. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 1:23 p.m.. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Ottawa to Montreal by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Ottawa from the following stations: Ottawa Arlington Ave,Ottawa Train Station. Arriving at Montreal, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Montreal Central,Montreal / Saint-Hubert Airport,Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport,Montreal (Gare D'Autocars De Montreal),Aéroport YUL,Place Bonaventure. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Montreal.

How many times a day do journeys run from Ottawa to Montreal?

You will be able to travel from Ottawa to Montreal using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 2 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Ottawa to Montreal using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Ottawa to Montreal each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 2 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Ottawa to Montreal. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Ottawa to Montreal, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Ottawa to Montreal.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Ottawa to Montreal travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $597.17 to $1,439.79 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 59% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Ottawa to Montreal

The cheapest Ottawa - Montreal train tickets can be found for as low as $51.10 if you’re lucky, or $312.08 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $1,113.09.

Find the best day to travel to Montreal by train

When travelling to Montreal by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada, providing scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to over 200 destinations worldwide. The airline operates a fleet of over 400 aircraft, including narrow-body and wide-body jets, and serves both domestic and international routes. Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance, a global airline network that provides passengers with access to over 1,000 destinations in 190 countries. The airline offers a range of services, including in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and a loyalty program called Aeroplan. Air Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and has hubs in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.

United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the world's largest airlines, operating a comprehensive domestic and international network of flights. United Airlines operates a fleet of over 800 aircraft, serving more than 350 destinations in over 50 countries. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which is the world's largest airline alliance. United Airlines offers a range of services to its passengers, including in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and a loyalty program called MileagePlus. The airline has a strong commitment to sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Via Rail Canada, operated by the Crown Corporation, is the primary train service in Canada. Established in 1977, it serves over 400 communities throughout the country, with routes covering the entire nation from coast to coast and extending to nine Canadian provinces. Some of its notable long-distance train routes include 'The Canadian,' which runs between Toronto and Vancouver, and 'The Ocean,' which runs between Montreal and Halifax.

Ticket types and facilities from Ottawa to Montreal

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Viarail when traveling from Ottawa to Montreal.

Economy

Affordable travel on all routes. Spacious seats, accessible, snacks & bar available, upgrade to Business possible, carry-on baggage allowed.
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Business Class

Relax or work on Québec-Ontario trips. Lounge access, priority boarding, ergonomic seats, accessible, meals & bar included, carry two bags plus personal item.
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Sleeper Plus Class

Comfort for Western Canada and Maritimes journeys. Lounge with freebies, one personal & two small carry-ons, two checked bags free, priority boarding, choice of cabin sizes, washrooms & showers with supplies, accessible cabins, onboard meals, buy or bring drinks, attendants for service.
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Prestige Class

Elite service exclusively on Toronto-Vancouver trips. Relax pre-departure in our lounge, breeze through baggage check-ins, board with ease, and settle into our plush cabins. With a personal concierge, delightful meals, a vast array of drinks, access to special train cars, and guaranteed seating, we've got all your needs covered.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Most of Via Rail's fleet offers Wi-Fi Internet access.
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Most of Via Rail's fleet provides electrical outlets.
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You can carry two pieces of carry-on luggage, not exceeding 11.5 kg each, and two pieces of checked baggage at 23 kg each for free on certain routes. Carry-on bags must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat. There's also the possibility of carrying oversized items like sporting equipment and musical instruments with specific restrictions and potential charges. For passengers traveling in sleeper classes on long-distance routes, an additional piece of checked luggage is allowed.
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Trains are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Sleeper Plus: Both 'The Canadian' and 'The Ocean' feature cabins accessible for those with reduced mobility. Prestige: 'The Canadian' includes a cabin suitable for travelers with reduced mobility.
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Economy: Purchase snacks, meals, local beers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks onboard. Adhere to the alcohol consumption policy. Business: Nutritious gourmet dishes made from local ingredients served with wine. Special meal requests available. Wide selection of local wines, beers, tea, and coffee provided. Sleeper Plus: Refer to the Food and drinks section for meal details. Special meal orders and affordable alcoholic beverages available. Option to bring personal drinks. Prestige: Three-course gourmet meals prepared onboard. Choose from three dishes per meal in the Dining car. Special meal orders accepted. Unlimited drinks, local wines, and beers served anytime.
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All coaches come with air conditioning.
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Child safety seats can be brought aboard but cannot be used in seats for safety reasons, and can be checked as baggage if necessary. Passengers with disabilities can bring mobility aids such as wheelchairs or scooters, with some trains providing spaces for secure placement, or else these aids can be stored as checked baggage. Sporting equipment such as bicycles, skis, and golf clubs can also be transported as checked baggage on certain routes for an additional fee. For musicians, carrying cases for smaller instruments can count as one piece of carry-on baggage, while larger instruments can be checked in if they meet size and weight requirements.
Services on board Viarail, Air Canada and United Airlines from Ottawa to Montreal
Compare services on board when travelling from Ottawa to Montreal by train.
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Ottawa to Montreal CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
11.56kg
Bus
12.38kg
Flight
33.03kg
Car
26.42kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Ottawa to Montreal by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Ottawa and Montreal are 11.56kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Ottawa and Montreal? By taking the train between Ottawa and Montreal you will save 21.47kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.82kg compared to a bus and 14.86kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Ottawa to Montreal?
A train ticket from Ottawa to Montreal is $1,135.79. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $644.22.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Ottawa to Montreal?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Ottawa to Montreal is $644.22. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Ottawa and Montreal by train?
Ottawa to Montreal is 165.13 km.
How long does the train between Ottawa and Montreal take?
Ottawa to Montreal is on average 22 hrs 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 12 hrs 15 mins.
Which companies operate from Ottawa to Montreal?
The train journey from Ottawa to Montreal is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Viarail, Air Canada, United Airlines, Privilege Style Líneas Aéreas and Porter Airlines.
How many train connections per day go from Ottawa to Montreal?
Ottawa to Montreal has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Ottawa to Montreal leave?
The earliest train from Ottawa to Montreal departs at 5:30 a.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Ottawa to Montreal depart?
The latest train from Ottawa to Montreal departs at 1:23 p.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Ottawa to Montreal in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $644.22 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Ottawa to Montreal by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Ottawa and Montreal is 12 hrs 15 mins.
Is there a direct train from Ottawa to Montreal?
Yes, there is a direct train between Ottawa and Montreal.
What are the CO2 emissions for Ottawa to Montreal by train?
The train journey from Ottawa to Montreal creates 11.56kg of CO2 emissions.

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