Ottawa-Montréal train – Train or flight?

Compare the train to other means of transportation and you be the judge!

When you travel with VIA Rail, we do everything we can to make your trip a productive, pleasant and comfortable one. Why waste productive time travelling by plane or by car? VIA Rail offers an efficient and economical solution.

Total travel time vs productive travel time/ Ottawa - Montréal

 
Average travel time: 1 h 55 min
 
 
 
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Productive time: 1 h 55 min
 
Average travel time: 0 h 40 min (in air) + 2 hours (travel time to/from airports, security, lineups) = 2 h 40 min
 
 
 
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Productive time: 0 h 40 min
198 km*
Total travel time: 1 h 57 min + 30 min for traffic = 2 h 27 min
 
 
 
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Productive time: 0 h 00 min
*Car distance and trip time based on one-way trip according to Google Maps.
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    Productive time
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Help reduce air pollution and GHG emissions by choosing VIA!

The train offers a clear advantage over the car and plane.

Emissions Co2 / Ottawa - Montréal > 198 KM

 
 

6.36 kg/seat

 
 

12.5 kg/seat

 
 

68 kg


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