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YMQ — YOW
Jul 23 — Jul 301
1 adult
Tue 7/23

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VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
2h 57m
VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
4h 18m
VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
2h 05m
VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
2h 07m
VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
2h 53m
VIA Rail Canada
VIA Rail Canada
With transfers
2h 07m
VIA Rail Canada

Montreal to Ottawa train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from Montreal to Ottawa

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$61

ONE-WAY FROM

$30

AVG TRAVEL TIME

2h 07m

TRAIN COMPANIES

VIA Rail Canada, AccesRail
The best round-trip train deal from Montreal to Ottawa found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $61
The best one-way train deal from Montreal to Ottawa found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $30
Average time it takes to travel by train from Montreal to Ottawa
There are 2 train companies servicing this route: VIA Rail Canada, AccesRail

Montreal Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Montreal
Montreal DorvalMontreal, 45.448763, -73.741329
Montreal Saint-LambertMontreal, 45.499167, -73.507222
Montreal CentralMontreal, 45.499443, -73.565834

Ottawa Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Ottawa
Ottawa FallowfieldOttawa, 45.299167, -75.736667
OttawaOttawa, 45.416389, -75.651667

Book round-trip train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 14
5:58 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 53m
8:51 pmOttawa
Aug 21
4:07 pmOttawa
2h 39m
6:46 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 14
8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
11:04 amOttawa
Aug 15
4:05 pmOttawa
2h 33m
6:38 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Sep 3
8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
11:04 amOttawa
Sep 4
4:05 pmOttawa
2h 33m
6:38 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Jul 23
8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
11:04 amOttawa
Jul 29
6:07 amOttawa
2h 42m
8:49 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 15
8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
11:04 amOttawa
Aug 22
6:07 amOttawa
2h 42m
8:49 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Jul 25
5:58 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 53m
8:51 pmOttawa
Jul 27
4:05 pmOttawa
2h 33m
6:38 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert

Book one-way train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Montreal to Ottawa we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 20
6:00 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 57m
8:57 pmOttawa
VIA Rail Canada
Oct 17
9:40 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
4h 18m
1 stop
1:58 pmOttawa
VIA Rail Canada
Oct 17
6:20 amMontreal Central
2h 05m
8:25 amOttawa
VIA Rail Canada
Oct 29
4:30 pmMontreal Central
2h 07m
6:37 pmOttawa
VIA Rail Canada
Oct 17
5:58 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 53m
8:51 pmOttawa
VIA Rail Canada
Sep 9
4:30 pmMontreal Central
2h 07m
6:37 pmOttawa

Choose the best way to get from Montreal to Ottawa

Buses

2h 00m
$25 one-way$50 round-trip
Nonstop · from $50

Distance to downtown

VT20.8 mi
CA31411670.2 mi
16lb CO2

86% less than flights

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Montreal to Ottawa Buses

Trains

1h 38m
$30 one-way$61 round-trip
Nonstop · from $611 stop · from $81

Distance to downtown

XDS2.2 mi
26lb CO2

78% less than flights

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Montreal to Ottawa Trains

Flights

0h 44m
$173 one-way$277 round-trip
1 stop · from $334

Distance to downtown

YOW6.6 mi
118lb CO2

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Montreal to Ottawa Flights


FAQs for booking trains from Montreal to Ottawa

Do VIA Rail Canada trains from Montreal to Ottawa have Wi-Fi?

Yes, nearly all VIA Rail Canada trains from Montreal to Ottawa provide free Wi-Fi to passengers for the duration of the trip. This public Wi-Fi system is intended for low-bandwidth activities like checking emails, browsing social media, or searching the web. High-bandwidth activities like downloading files or streaming music or movies might result in slow service for other passengers and long loading times. Since it’s a public network, some communication may be intercepted so it’s best to keep sensitive activities like entering financial or personal information to a minimum. Other amenities on Montreal to Ottawa trains include a food service cart with light snacks, beverages, and full meals. For children, there is a special activity bag with books and games, and for all passengers there is a special car – the Skyline or Park car – with a dome top that will give you a panoramic view of the sky.

What luggage is allowed on Montreal to Ottawa trains?

The luggage allowance you receive on trains to Ottawa from Montreal depends on the train tickets you purchase. An economy class ticket with VIA Rail Canada allows passengers to bring one personal item and one large item. The personal item may be up to 25 lbs in weight and 36 linear inches in size. The large items may be up to 50 lbs in weight and 62 linear inches in size each. An additional item (up to 50 lbs) is allowed for an extra fee. Business class tickets allow passengers to ride with one personal item (up to 25 lbs and 36 linear inches) and two large items (up to 50 lbs and 62 linear inches). Likewise, an additional item up to 50 lbs may be purchased. Young people between the ages of 12 and 25 have the same luggage allowance as business class tickets.

What is there to see along the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

On trains to Ottawa from Montreal, passengers will be able to look out their windows to see a variety of natural areas and Canadian landmarks. After departing from the city of Montreal, you may look out to see the St. Lawrence River as it makes its way down to Lake Ontario. As you travel a little further, you’ll cross over The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal, a National Historic Site of Canada where people like to go boating and take walks. As the Montreal to Ottawa trains continue, you’ll pass by the Village Gagnon, a historic landmark to an old 20th century village that used to exist there. Shortly after that, you’ll arrive at the central train station in Ottawa.

What train stations are used when traveling from Montreal to Ottawa?

When traveling on trains from Montreal to Ottawa, there are two main train stations to keep in mind. The first one is the Gare Central, or Montreal Central Station. It’s the main station that VIA Rail Canada train lines depart from on their daily trips to Ottawa. If you need to get there from other locations of Montreal, then one convenient way to do so is by taking the subway to the Bonaventure station and walking a block or so to the Montreal Central Station. Those in northern and western Montreal may take the Orange Line, and those in eastern or western Montreal can take the Commuter Rail. For those in southern Montreal, you may take the Green Line to Peel Station and then the Gare Central is only a few blocks away. When the trains finally arrive in Ottawa, most (if not all) of them do so at the Ottawa Train Station.

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Ottawa?

Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 1h 33m train from Montreal to Ottawa. Depending on the train you select, the travel time may vary by up to 0h 34m. Take the AccesRail train from Montreal and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.

Which train companies operate between Montreal to Ottawa?

You can find train tickets for VIA Rail Canada and AccesRail which service this route currently. VIA Rail Canada is the cheapest option recently available with prices starting at $61 round-trip.

How far is Montreal to Ottawa by train?

There are 103.4 mi between Montreal and Ottawa. By train, the distance is greater, and the train route may stop elsewhere along the way. 1h 33m is a normal train duration for this route.

What is the carbon footprint of a train from Montreal to Ottawa?

Carbon emissions when taking the train out of Montreal to Ottawa are around 25lb. Flying this journey instead would increase your carbon footprint to around 117lb. A bus from Montreal to Ottawa has a carbon footprint of about 16lb.

Is a train the fastest way to get from Montreal to Ottawa?

We’ve found that taking a flight from Montreal to Ottawa with Air Canada is more time-efficient when based simply on travel duration. A train from Montreal to Ottawa or a bus from Montreal to Ottawa can take you longer than a 0h 46m flight.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from Montreal to Ottawa?

A bus from Montreal to Ottawa from $50 can save you up to 81% on the cost of your trip compared to booking a flight from Montreal to Ottawa or a train from Montreal to Ottawa.


VIA Rail Canada trains from Montreal to Ottawa

Our best VIA Rail Canada deals on Montreal to Ottawa train tickets
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 14
XLM5:58 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 53m
XDS8:51 pmOttawa
Aug 21
XDS4:07 pmOttawa
2h 39m
XLM6:46 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Aug 14
XLM8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
XDS11:04 amOttawa
Aug 15
XDS4:05 pmOttawa
2h 33m
XLM6:38 pmMontreal Saint-Lambert
VIA Rail Canada
Jul 23
XLM8:24 amMontreal Saint-Lambert
2h 40m
XDS11:04 amOttawa
Jul 29
XDS6:07 amOttawa
2h 42m
XLM8:49 amMontreal Saint-Lambert

AccesRail trains from Montreal to Ottawa

Our best AccesRail deals on Montreal to Ottawa train tickets
AccesRail
Jul 25
YUL5:04 pmMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
1h 36m
XDS6:40 pmOttawa
Jul 27
XDS2:20 pmOttawa
1h 33m
YUL3:53 pmMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
AccesRail
Aug 8
YUL5:04 pmMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
1h 36m
XDS6:40 pmOttawa
Aug 11
XDS5:55 pmOttawa
1h 40m
YUL7:35 pmMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
AccesRail
Aug 8
YUL7:18 amMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
6h 07m
1 stop
XDS1:25 pmOttawa
Aug 11
XDS2:20 pmOttawa
1h 33m
YUL3:53 pmMontreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl

Popular train routes to Ottawa

Most frequently searched train routes to Ottawa, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Ottawa from Toronto
Fastest travel time3h 35m
Cheapest price$81

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Cheapest price$242

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