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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Boston (BOS) YOW - BOS

$95 - $269

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Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ Ottawa
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston, Ma 3536 / ...

$51 - $131

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Bus to Massena, fly  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
  2. Fly from Massena (MSS) to Boston (BOS) MSS - BOS

$79 - $247

Train to Montreal, fly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Boston (BOS) YUL - BOS

$145 - $377

Bus, bus to Saranac Lake, fly  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
  2. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Paul Smiths
  3. Fly from Saranac Lake (SLK) to Boston (BOS) SLK - BOS

$116 - $224

Train, bus  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
  3. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Boston, MA

$87 - $173

Train  •  16h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station

$131 - $310

Drive  •  7h 28m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Boston 430.8 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to fly which costs $120 - $360 and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Boston. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Boston, Ma via Montreal, Pq. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Boston South Station via Montreal Central Station and Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 12m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Boston is 503 km. The road distance is 689.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Boston without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 27m and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Ottawa to Boston, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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Ottawa to Boston train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 12h 10m, you could also train, which costs $170 - $410 and takes 16h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Boston.
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  • Distance: 314.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Boston, MA, USA?

Air Canada and Porter Airlines fly from Ottawa to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal, PQ and Montreal, Pq in around 12h 10m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Boston via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Massena to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $29
Refundable
$23 - $35
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Trailways New York
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Megabus

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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Ottawa to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Ottawa to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Boston is 689 km. It takes approximately 7h 28m to drive from Ottawa to Boston.

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Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 746+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19m and costs $4.

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