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

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Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW)

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Ottawa

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Fly from Toronto

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW)

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 (Region)

Toronto to Ottawa (Region) by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Ottawa (Region) is around 4h 40m and covers a distance of around 444 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 22m. Operated by VIA Rail, the Toronto to Ottawa (Region) train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Ottawa. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 40m
Fastest train time:
4h 22m
Train distance:
444 km
Trains per week:
42
Cheapest price:
$95
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Ottawa (Region) train schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region) is to rideshare, which costs $40 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region) is to fly which costs $55 - $150 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto Union Station station and arriving at Ottawa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Toronto and Ottawa (Region) is 352 km. The road distance is 449.7 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region) without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs $95 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region), including transfers.

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Toronto to Ottawa (Region) train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region) is to fly which takes 2h 31m and costs $55 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $220 and takes 4h 39m, you could also 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 59 min.

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Toronto to Ottawa (Region) train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Ottawa (Region).
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  • Distance: 352 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Ottawa (Region), ON, Canada?

Porter Airlines flies from Toronto to Ottawa (Region) every 4 hours. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto Union Station to Ottawa every 3 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $220 and the journey takes 4h 39m.

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 - $550
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
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 (Region) is 450 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Toronto to Ottawa (Region).

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

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There are 122+ hotels available in Ottawa (Region). Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toronto and Ottawa (Region). 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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