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There are 11 ways to get from Albany to Ottawa by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$57 - $201

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Night bus, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq 4036 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON 5800 / ...

$43 - $109

9 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Syracuse, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$49 - $160

Train  •  11 h 12 min

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

$91 - $204

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Ottawa 329.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Albany to Ogdensburg, bus  •  5 h 11 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  •  7 h 14 min

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

$104 - $854

Night bus to Montreal, fly to Ottawa  •  8 h

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

$196 - $873

Train to Newark, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 4 min

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

$164 - $451

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 12 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

$143 - $503

Bus to Boston, fly to Ottawa  •  7 h 42 min

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

$117 - $325

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 11 min.

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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 Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 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 11 h 12 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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The best way to get from Albany to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 8 min and costs $55 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Albany to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Albany to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Albany, Ny station.

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Albany to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $45 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $210 and takes 11 h 12 min, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $900 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Albany to Ottawa via Syracuse, NY in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Ottawa via Montreal Central Station and Montréal in around 11 h 12 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Albany to Ogdensburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
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 - $26
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The quickest flight from Albany Airport to Ogdensburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Albany to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Ottawa, ON station.

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Albany to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Ottawa is 329 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to drive from Albany to Ottawa.

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Cape Air offers flights from Albany Airport to Ogdensburg Airport.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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