There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Ottawa by plane, bus, train, night bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Ottawa  •  3h 49m

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

$192 - $264

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Bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Montreal, Pq 3533 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON Montreal / ...

$73 - $117

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Fly to Massena, bus  •  5h 9m

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

$126 - $232

Train  •  18h 49m

  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

$185 - $398

Night bus, train  •  10h 14m

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

$116 - $195

Bus, rideshare  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Boston Logan Int. Airport to Hanover
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Montreal, Pq
  3. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Ottawa

$105 - $129

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Boston to Ottawa 689.9 km

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Ottawa is to fly which costs $130 - $190 and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Montréal, QC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 58m.

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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 18h 49m.

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The distance between Boston and Ottawa is 503 km. The road distance is 689.9 km.

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The best way to get from Boston to Ottawa without a car is to bus which takes 10h 58m and costs $50 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Boston to Ottawa, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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  • Distance: 503.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

Air Canada flies from Boston to Ottawa 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal, Pq and Montréal, QC in around 10h 58m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Flights from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$320 - $450
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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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
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$85 - $180
Business Class Seat
$140 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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 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
Bus from Montréal, QC to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$50 - $70
Online Fare
$20 - $28
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Standard Fare
$36 - $41
Refundable
$47 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Hanover to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$65 - $95
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Boston Logan Int. Airport to Hanover
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com
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 Boston to Ottawa is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs $130 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $85 and takes 10h 58m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $290 and takes 18h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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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 690 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m 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 266+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $150 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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