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

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Fly Windsor to Ottawa  •  4 h 49 min

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

$120 - $330

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Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Windsor, On to Toronto, On 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5354 / ...

$55 - $133

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Fly Detroit to Ottawa  •  4 h 46 min

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

$195 - $555

Fly Windsor to Montreal, train  •  5 h 6 min

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

$148 - $395

Train to London, fly to Ottawa  •  5 h 50 min

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

$138 - $444

Train  •  8 h 50 min

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

$86 - $276

Drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Ottawa 503.8 miles

$65 - $100

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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 35 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 50 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Ottawa is 426 miles. The road distance is 503.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Ottawa without a car is to train which takes 8 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Detroit to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Detroit to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Windsor, On station.

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Detroit to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Windsor station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Windsor Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 425.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Porter Airlines and Air Canada fly from Detroit to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Windsor to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Windsor to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from London to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Windsor to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Windsor to Montreal via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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 Windsor to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $260
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 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
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Ottawa is 504 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to drive from Detroit to Ottawa.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Windsor Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Windsor Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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