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There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to Ottawa by train, 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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Train, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Maple Leaf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$57 - $201

Cheapest option

Thru-Bus, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street NY - Toronto: 5562 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5354 / ...

$37 - $101

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Thru-Bus, bus via Syracuse, NY  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY Toronto - NY: 5365 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$39 - $225

Train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa VIA Rail

$116 - $219

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Ottawa 338.1 miles

$45 - $65

Thru-Bus to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW

$105 - $361

Thru-Bus to Toronto, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW

$111 - $348

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Ottawa is to drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Ottawa is to Thru-Bus and fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Ottawa via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Ottawa is 236 miles. The road distance is 338.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $55 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Buffalo to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street station.

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Buffalo to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Buffalo station.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Ottawa is to Thru-Bus and bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $35 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 236.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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

You can take a bus from Buffalo to Ottawa via Syracuse, NY in around 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Ottawa via Toronto in around 9 h 51 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Buffalo Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
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 Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$28 - $45
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Megabus Canada
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 Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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The quickest flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Ottawa is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Buffalo to Ottawa.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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