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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Ottawa by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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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Fly to Ottawa  •  4 h 2 min

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

$95 - $269

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Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq 3533 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON 5810 / ...

$52 - $125

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Fly to Massena, bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

$79 - $247

Fly to Ogdensburg, bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ogdensburg (OGS) BOS - OGS
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Ottawa, ON

$146 - $425

Bus, train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq 3533 / ...
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$84 - $178

Bus via Burlingt Transit Ctr  •  11 h 20 min

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

$54 - $116

Train  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
  3. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa

$234 - $600

Night bus, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq 3541
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$83 - $177

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Ottawa 431.3 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Ottawa is to fly which costs $95 - $270 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Ottawa via New York Penn Station and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 49 min.

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The distance between Boston and Ottawa is 315 miles. The road distance is 431.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Ottawa without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 52 min and costs $80 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Boston to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Boston to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $95 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 11 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs $230 - $600 and takes 18 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 314.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Air Canada flies from Boston to Ottawa 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal, Pq and Montreal, PQ in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
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
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Ogdensburg via Albany
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Cornwall, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
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
$24 - $35
Bus from Brockville, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
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
Bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Ottawa is 431 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Boston to Ottawa.

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Air Canada offers flights from Boston Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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