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There are 7 ways to get from Columbus to Ottawa by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6h 11m

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

$146 - $298

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$72 - $252

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Bus, train  •  13h 51m

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

$99 - $319

Bus, train via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Ny / ...
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$119 - $260

Bus  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  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

$72 - $192

Bus, train via Toronto  •  17h 56m

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

$178 - $369

Drive  •  11h 15m

  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 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to fly which costs $140 - $300 and takes 6h 11m.

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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 Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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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 13h 51m and costs $95 - $320.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Columbus to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Columbus to Ottawa bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Columbus, OH station.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6h 11m and costs $140 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $260 and takes 15h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 41m 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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Map of how to get from Columbus to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 531.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Ottawa via Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and Syracuse, NY in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $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 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
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
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
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Ottawa is 661 miles. It takes approximately 11h 15m to drive from Columbus to Ottawa.

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American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Columbus 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 Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs $3 - $5.

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