My son wanted to travel to Toronto by train or plane. It's 4 hours away from Ottawa and he was hoping to avoid driving but it looks like that is the best mode of travel when on a student budget. For a 1 hour flight round trip it would cost $500 and for the train $400. Added to the cost of hotel and sites they want to visit, it would have been too much to pay. It would cost $120 by car which is the mode of transportation they are going to use. It's too bad that the closer to home trips are so overpriced.