There are 13 ways to get from Buffalo to Ottawa by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Syracuse VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$54 - $220

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 300 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5354 / ...

$37 - $101

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY Eastbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$49 - $182

Train  •  8 h 56 min

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

$74 - $235

Train via Fallowfield  •  9 h 1 min

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

$77 - $238

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Ottawa 338.1 miles

$45 - $65

Train to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW

$126 - $425

Train to Toronto, fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW

$132 - $412

Thru-Bus to Hamilton, fly to Montreal, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Hamilton, ON
  2. Fly from Hamilton (YHM) to Montreal (YUL) YHM - YUL
  3. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$145 - $721

Train to Toronto, fly to Kingston, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Kingston (YGK) YYZ - YGK
  3. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$205 - $819

Train to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Montreal (YUL) YTZ - YUL
  3. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$154 - $520

Train to Toronto, fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal (YUL) YYZ - YUL
  3. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$145 - $487

Train, train to London, fly to Ottawa  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to London
  3. Fly from London (YXU) to Ottawa (YOW) YXU - YOW

$161 - $512

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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 drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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

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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 8 h 56 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 $50 - $220.

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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 Trailways New York, depart from Buffalo, NY 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 bus which takes 7 h and costs $45 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $240 and takes 8 h 56 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. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Ottawa via Toronto in around 8 h 56 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Hamilton to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kingston
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from London to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $2,900
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $180
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Toronto to Fallowfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $260
Train from Niagara Falls to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Dorval to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $160
Train from Buffalo to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $40
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Train from Aldershot to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak 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
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Buffalo to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $55
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 Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
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
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 230+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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