VIA Rail Ottawa

Train Station and Bus Station
200 Tremblay Rd. (at Pickering Pl.), Ottawa ON K1G 3H5, Canada
Open until 11:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 5:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Based on 70 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    "Spend a bit more for Business Class, it's worth it IMHO"(4 Tips)
    Patrick M.
    "Thai chicken sandwich"(3 Tips)
    Alexander R.
    "The bagel and cream cheese is pretty dope!"(2 Tips)
    "Complimentary coffee or soda and free wifi."(4 Tips)
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  • Reena B.

    Via 1 passengers, children/families and/or disabled requiring assistance board first. (If that's not you, just chill and wait - seats are assigned so there's no rush).

    Reena B-S · May 24
  • Richard

    Spend a bit more for Business Class, it's worth it IMHO

    Richard · March 13
  • Sabrina S.

    There is only one store inside, that has some magazines, pop, chips, coffee and some funny/old/dtyy looking "home made" salads, paninis, and so on

    Sabrina S. · October 3, 2014
  • Richard

    Business class lounge is nice and comfortable. Complimentary coffee or soda and free wifi.

    Richard · August 29, 2014
  • Michael R.

    Retard du train: fréquent :-(

    Michael Roy · August 7, 2014
  • Tony W.

    There's a ~$3 bus that will take you to Ottawa city centre / downtown, but it goes near/through the University of Ottawa, which has a surprising concentration of obnoxious children.

    Tony Webster · August 2, 2014
  • Jean-Luc D.

    If you need a place to hang out hours before the station opens at 5AM, go to the Tim Hortons on Altavista.

    Jean-Luc David · April 14, 2014
  • Jean-Luc D.

    Unlike the airport, the train station closes at 11:30 PM and reopens at 5:00AM. Security guard will be grumpy if you don't leave.

    Jean-Luc David · April 14, 2014
  • Jean-Luc D.

    All the drink dispensers are broken and will eat your change.

    Jean-Luc David · April 14, 2014
  • ju h.

    1 hour free parking!

    ju huo · October 22, 2013
  • Care W.

    Limited food selection. Better to bring your own before arriving here.

    Care W · September 29, 2013
  • Tyler L.

    Restaurant is under new & nicer management but is still very pricey.

    Tyler Leach · July 22, 2013
  • Mark B.

    Parking pay machines are in the arrivals/departures area, NOT by the entrance/exit where you would expect them to be.

    Mark Blevis · July 19, 2013
  • Andressa A.

    Very limited station..... but they do have a small cafe inside if you're hungry..... Arrive very close to your departure, cause there's nothing to do on this place... :(

    Andressa Alencar · April 19, 2013
  • Chris P.

    Need business class ticket for lounge access, not just a status member of via preference unfortunately

    Chris Phillips · April 17, 2013
  • Miss R.

    Kind of ghetto train station... As its been said bring food

    Miss R · April 16, 2013
  • Mike G.

    They could do to liven this place up. Their tuck shop is terrible for magazines, etc.

    Mike Glasspool · March 14, 2013
  • Judi S.

    Bring cash, have food... No services here at all, ATM is mostly down and no other way to get cash.

    Judi Samuels · February 28, 2013
  • Nadine B.

    Le petit café Sul Posto....des gens très gentil et la bouffe est très bonne!! :)

    Nadine Belisle · February 28, 2013
  • Alexandre E.

    There's a couple of power outlets near Sul Posto.

    Alexandre Enkerli · December 26, 2012
  • Andre L.

    Travel first class (at least) once just for the experience. Trust me.

    Andre Lalonde · July 29, 2012
  • Geoffrey W.

    The Café is certainly not amazing but it seemed a lot better than most of its foursquare reviews to me. Wide selection of sandwiches and other edibles which were better than food court quality.

    Geoffrey Wiseman · June 13, 2012
  • Julie G.

    I love my Gatineau colleagues, but this has to be the most boring train station i have spent 2 hours at! Thank god for wifi!

    Julie Godon · June 7, 2012
  • Holiday Inn Midtown M.

    Via Rail Rocks!

  • Daniel D.

    Pedestrian access is a joke.

    Daniel Drolet · April 12, 2012
  • Hailley G.

    If theres no assigned seating people start lining up 30mins before the train leaves. If you want a good seat its worth the waiting in line.

    Hailley Griffis · February 23, 2012
  • Shelley B.

    Hardly any food here and the café only takes cash. Oh and there's ONE table near the back that has an outlet for your laptop. You may have to fight for it.

    Shelley Burgoyne · February 10, 2012
  • Patrick M.

    Restaurant in the station is great & they have an ATM! Had a Thai chicken sandwich, deelish!

    Patrick McMahon · December 15, 2011
  • Patrick M.

    I've heard of child height urinals, but not child width ones. Weird!?

    Patrick McMahon · December 15, 2011
  • Christian T.

    Stay near your gate to avoid waiting to board if you're early!!

    Christian Twigg · October 17, 2011
  • Liz M.

    The caf is a bit of a mess, bring your own food if you can!

    Liz McConomy · October 6, 2011
  • Talia J.

    I go to Subway or other place like that to get food to bring along. No station or train food unless I happen to be able to afford business class.

    Talia Johnson · June 25, 2011
  • Edwin C.

    The train station is your best friend if you need to travel to Ottawa frequently during the winter time.

    Edwin Chan · June 10, 2011
  • Leigh H.

    They finally replaced the ATM. It's over by the restaurant/tuck shop. Which, incidentally, does not carry OCtranspo tickets. And OCtanspo is increasing fares July 1.

    Leigh Honeywell · May 26, 2011
  • Mree H.

    The Sul Posto has terrible, unfriendly service. Expensive food and poor quality.

    Mree H. · February 16, 2011
  • Ken P.

    The food is pretty bad here. Eat before leaving for the station.

    Ken Poon · February 15, 2011
  • Vicki B.

    The restaurant has the WORST customer service ever. They did everything but spit in my face when I paid them. After throwing my bagel at me. Literally. Don't bother.

    Vicki Braide · January 10, 2011
  • Stephane G.

    Just don't order a Latte's just bad!

    Stephane Grunenwald · December 22, 2010
  • Adrienne D.

    Free wifi in the station and all train cars in the Quebec-Windsor corridor :). Sweet!

    Adrienne De La Rosa · December 13, 2010
  • Adrienne D.

    They've expanded their express deals to everyday now, not just Thurs anymore :). Check often for cheap tix!

    Adrienne De La Rosa · December 13, 2010
  • Victoria P.

    Check out for last minute deals posted each Thursday ie one way to Toronto anywhere from $34-59

    Victoria Procunier · October 17, 2010
  • Jay L.

    Do not eat at the restaurant. Its kinda gross. The poutine is okay.

    Jay Large · May 9, 2010
  • Alexander R.

    The bagel and cream cheese is pretty dope! I accompanied it with an apple juice, I saw they had espresso but it came from a sketchy machine so I nixed that idea.

    Alexander Russo · February 6, 2010

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