There are 9 ways to get from Columbus to Ottawa by plane, train, 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 47 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Ottawa (YOW) CMH - YOW

$146 - $298

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On 300
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$70 - $192

7 alternative options

Fly to Kingston, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Kingston (YGK) CMH - YGK
  2. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$229 - $1,915

Fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Montreal (YUL) CMH - YUL
  2. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$164 - $363

Bus, train  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$99 - $319

Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$93 - $291

Bus, train via Toronto  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to London, On
  3. Take the train from London to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Fallowfield

$121 - $349

Bus, train via Toronto #2  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$138 - $384

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Ottawa 660.7 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to fly which costs $140 - $300 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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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 Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 14 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Ottawa is 531 miles. The road distance is 660.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Ottawa without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 48 min and costs $95 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Columbus to Ottawa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs $140 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $300 and takes 14 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Ottawa is 661 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to drive from Columbus to Ottawa.

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

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  • Distance: 531.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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, Buffalo, NY, and Syracuse, NY in around 14 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 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
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Columbus to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
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 - $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 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 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 Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
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
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
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 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

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 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
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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
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
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
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
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