There are 10 ways to get from Albany to Ottawa by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq 4028 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON 5800 / ...

$43 - $108

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Train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Montreal Central Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$75 - $199

Night bus, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq 4038
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$59 - $151

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Ottawa 329.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Albany to Ogdensburg, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Ogdensburg (OGS) ALB - OGS
  2. Take the bus from Prescott, ON to Ottawa, ON

$48 - $94

Fly Albany to Ottawa  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Ottawa (YOW) ALB - YOW

$104 - $854

Night bus to Montreal, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Ottawa (YOW) YUL - YOW

$197 - $887

Train to Newark, fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ottawa (YOW) EWR - YOW

$172 - $454

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Ottawa (YOW) LGA - YOW

$151 - $506

Bus to Boston, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ottawa (YOW) BOS - YOW

$118 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to fly and bus which costs $45 - $95 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Albany and Ottawa is 215 miles. The road distance is 329.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 min to get from Albany to Ottawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Albany, Ny and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak and arriving at Ottawa via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Albany to Ottawa via Montreal, Pq and Montreal, PQ in around 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Ottawa via Montreal Central Station and Montréal in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Ogdensburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Montréal, QC
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Prescott, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35

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