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There are 6 ways to get from Cleveland to Ottawa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Ottawa (YOW) CLE - YOW

$156 - $1,106

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$63 - $222

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 55m

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

$77 - $264

Bus  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Ny / ...
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$63 - $162

Train  •  14h

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  2. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$155 - $320

Drive  •  9h

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Ottawa 523.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Ottawa is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Ottawa is to fly which costs $150 - $1,200 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cleveland station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Cleveland Amtrak Station and arriving at Ottawa via Buffalo and Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Cleveland and Ottawa is 407 miles. The road distance is 523.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 55m and costs $75 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Cleveland to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Ottawa is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs $150 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $230 and takes 11h 52m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $320 and takes 14h.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 406.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Cleveland to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Ottawa via Buffalo, Ny, Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street, and Syracuse, NY in around 11h 52m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,700
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
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
3h 30m
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
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
2h 30m
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
5h 15m
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
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 Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 1m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Ottawa is 523 miles. It takes approximately 9h to drive from Cleveland to Ottawa.

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American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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