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There are 6 ways to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City, line 1 train  •  2h 38m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW
  2. Take the line 1 train from Hurdman O-Train West / Ouest to Parliament / Parlement O-Train West / Ouest

$84 - $138

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Rideshare  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Ottawa 447.8 km

$40

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Fly from Toronto, line 1 train  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW
  2. Take the line 1 train from Hurdman O-Train West / Ouest to Parliament / Parlement O-Train West / Ouest

$54 - $506

Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa VIA Rail

$99 - $217

Bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station Toronto

$54 - $71

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa 450.3 km

$45 - $70

Toronto to Downtown Ottawa by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Downtown Ottawa is around 4h 54m and covers a distance of around 449 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by VIA Rail and OC Transpo, the Toronto to Downtown Ottawa train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Parliament / Parlement O-Train West / Ouest. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 54m
Fastest train time:
4h 35m
Train distance:
449 km
Trains per week:
35
Cheapest price:
$99
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:32
Last train departs at:
17:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Downtown Ottawa train schedules

Toronto → Downtown Ottawa
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Downtown Ottawa is 1-833-784-4397.

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa is to rideshare which costs $40 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa is to fly and line 1 train which costs $80 - $140 and takes 2h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Downtown Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Parliament / Parlement O-Train West / Ouest via Tremblay O-Train West / Ouest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Toronto and Downtown Ottawa is 352 km. The road distance is 450.3 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs $95 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa, including transfers.

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Toronto to Downtown Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs $95 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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Toronto to Downtown Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 352 km
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Downtown Ottawa, ON, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $220 and the journey takes 4h 35m. Alternatively, Megabus Canada operates a bus from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $230
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Train operators
OC Transpo
Phone
+1 613-741-4390
Website
octranspo.com
Train from Hurdman O-Train West / Ouest to Parliament / Parlement O-Train West / Ouest
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
OC Transpo
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $80
Business
$120 - $160
Economy
$95 - $105
EconomyPlus
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
megabus.ca
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Downtown Ottawa is 450 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Toronto to Downtown Ottawa.

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Porter Airlines offers flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Downtown Ottawa. Prices start at $112 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is to car ferry which takes 2 min and costs $0 - $14.

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