This route is handled by VIA Rail Canada (TR-OT and OT-TR services).
Trains depart typically 6 times per day, with departures ranging from 6:40 AM to 6:40 PM. On Sundays, the earliest departure is at 9:20 AM
Trains depart from Toronto’s Union Station and arrive at Ottawa Station.
The final distance traveled by rail is approximately 275 miles.
Travel times range from 4 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours 49 minutes, depending on the time of departure.
The train stops at the following stations along the way (no transfers): Guildwood, Oshawa, Cobourg Train Station - VIA Rail, Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Smiths Falls, and Fallowfield.
The train from Toronto to Ottawa takes a similar amount of time as the same drive, but passengers can relax and close their eyes instead of driving.
Ottawa is Canada’s capital city and offers visitors a number of interesting attractions, including the Rideau Canal, a historically significant waterway, where people can watch boats being lifted and lowered through ingenious lock systems. Other popular attractions include Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canadian Museum of Nature. If staying in Ottawa for several days, it is worthwhile to travel out of town and visit one of the nearby lakes and/or fishing villages for a nice outdoor experience.