There are 6 ways to get from Detroit 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 from Windsor  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Windsor (YQG) to Ottawa (YOW) YQG - YOW

$119 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Windsor, On to Toronto, On 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5352 / ...

$54 - $133

4 alternative options

Fly from Detroit  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Ottawa (YOW) DTW - YOW

$195 - $555

Train to London, fly  •  6 h 1 min

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

$131 - $436

Train  •  8 h 41 min

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

$85 - $273

Drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Ottawa 503.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Ottawa is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $190 - $600.

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The distance between Detroit and Ottawa is 681 km. The road distance is 806 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Detroit to Ottawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Windsor, On and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Windsor and arriving at Ottawa via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

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What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Porter Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines fly from Detroit to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto in around 8 h 41 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from London to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 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 Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
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
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Windsor, On to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Windsor, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$24 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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