There are 9 ways to get from Columbus to Ottawa by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Ottawa  •  5 h 46 min

  1. CMH - YOW

$146 - $298

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  17 h 1 min

  1. 300

$70 - $193

7 alternative options

Fly to Kingston, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. CMH - YGK

$229 - $1,915

Fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. CMH - YUL

$164 - $363

Bus, night bus, train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. 270

$107 - $299

Bus, train via London  •  14 h 59 min

$118 - $346

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  15 h 32 min

  1. 212
  2. 300

$81 - $211

Bus, train  •  16 h 49 min

$138 - $384

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. 660.7 miles

$85 - $130

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Columbus to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Ottawa via Cleveland, Oh, Buffalo, Ny, Toronto, On, and Toronto, ON in around 15 h 32 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $150
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 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 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 London to Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to London, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Megabus CA
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbus and Ottawa is 850 km. The road distance is 1057 km.

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 11 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs $140 - $300.

No, there is no direct bus from Columbus to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Cleveland, Oh, Buffalo, Ny and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Columbus to Ottawa, including transfers.