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

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Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City, line 6 bus

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW)
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Bank / Johnston to Bank / Isabella

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Ottawa

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Fly from Toronto, line 6 bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW)
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Bank / Johnston to Bank / Isabella

Train

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa

Bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station

Toronto to Ottawa Central Station by train and bus

The journey time between Toronto and Ottawa Central Station is around 6h 17m and covers a distance of around 449 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 25m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 44m. Operated by VIA Rail and OC Transpo, the Toronto to Ottawa Central Station service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Catherine / Kent. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 52m
Layover time:
1h 25m
Total time:
6h 17m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 44m
Journey distance:
449 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:32
Last service departs at:
17:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Ottawa Central Station train and bus schedules

Toronto → Ottawa Central Station
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Rules to follow in Canada

2m

Recommended

Recommended

Travel within Canada

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Regional restriction measures in place

COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ottawa Central Station is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ottawa Central Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Ottawa Central Station is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Government of Canada.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station is to rideshare which costs $40 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station is to rideshare which costs $40 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto station to Ottawa Central Station. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Bank / Chamberlain via St-Laurent D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Toronto and Ottawa Central Station is 352 km. The road distance is 448.4 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs $95 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station, including transfers.

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Toronto to Ottawa Central Station bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs $95 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Toronto to Ottawa Central Station bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station.
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  • Distance: 351.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Ottawa Central Station, 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 39m. 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
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
OC Transpo
Phone
+1 613-741-4390
Website
octranspo.com
Bus from Bank / Johnston to Bank / Isabella
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
OC Transpo
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
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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 Ottawa Central Station is 448 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Toronto to Ottawa Central Station.

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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 Ottawa Central Station. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toronto and Ottawa Central Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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