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Ottawa-Montréal train – Train or flight?

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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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    wasted time

 

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