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

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Train, bus  •  7h 24m

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

$72 - $224

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Night bus, rideshare  •  8h 18m

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

$65 - $81

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Bus  •  7h 45m

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

$69 - $219

Train  •  11h 12m

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

$117 - $199

Drive  •  5h 43m

  1. Drive from Albany to Ottawa 524.6 km

$60 - $90

Fly Albany to Ottawa  •  7h 5m

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

$352 - $752

Night bus to Montreal, fly to Ottawa  •  8h

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

$275 - $1,021

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Ottawa  •  7h 5m

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

$192 - $677

Train to Newark, fly to Ottawa  •  7h 7m

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

$198 - $641

Bus to Boston, fly to Ottawa  •  7h 27m

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

$218 - $552

Bus to Boston, fly to Massena, bus  •  8h 48m

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

$172 - $330

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 5h 43m.

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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 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Albany station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station and arriving at Ottawa via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 12m.

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The distance between Albany and Ottawa is 344 km. The road distance is 524.6 km.

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The best way to get from Albany to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 24m and costs $50 - $160.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Albany to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Albany to Ottawa bus services, operated by Trailways New York, 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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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 7h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Albany to Ottawa via Montreal Central Station and Montréal in around 11h 12m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $230
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 Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $110
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$35 - $70
Economy
$65 - $95
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$85 - $130
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
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $160
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$55 - $80
Online Fare
$26 - $40
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $50
Standard Fare
$46 - $52
Refundable
$58 - $62
Bus from Cornwall, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$13 - $19
Advanced Purchase
$22 - $35
Standard Fare
$27 - $31
Refundable
$37 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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
Night bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $110
Bus from Albany, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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The best way to get from Albany to Ottawa is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs $45 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 11h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 7h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 2m and has one stopover.

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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 525 km. It takes approximately 5h 43m to drive from Albany to Ottawa.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 254+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $150 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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