There are 5 ways to get from Halifax to Ottawa by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Fly to Ottawa  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Halifax (YHZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YHZ - YOW

$115 - $215

4 alternative options

Fly to Montreal, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$143 - $370

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel to Moncton, NB
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Moncton - 477 Paul street to Quebec - St Foy bus terminal
  3. Take the bus from Québec to Montréal
  4. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON

$288 - $344

Train  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Halifax to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$132 - $440

Drive  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Halifax to Ottawa 897.6 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to fly which costs $140 - $280 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to fly which costs $140 - $280 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Halifax to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Moncton - 477 Paul street, Québec and Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Halifax to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Halifax and arriving at Ottawa via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 22 min.

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The distance between Halifax and Ottawa is 956 km. The road distance is 1436.2 km.

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The best way to get from Halifax to Ottawa without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 20 h 26 min and costs $370 - $450.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Halifax to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Halifax to Ottawa bus services, operated by Maritimebus, depart from Marriott Harbourfront Hotel station.

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

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The best way to get from Halifax to Ottawa is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $140 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $600 and takes 24 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Halifax to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 597.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Halifax, NS, Canada and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines fly from Halifax to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Halifax to Ottawa via Montréal in around 24 h 22 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Halifax to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Halifax to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Halifax to Montreal via Moncton
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
Flights from Halifax to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Halifax to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $420
Flights from Halifax to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Halifax to Montréal
Ave. Duration
22 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $150
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$270 - $380
Business Plus/Sleeper
$480 - $700
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Autobus Les Sillons
Phone
+1(418) 986 3886
Email
info@autobuslessillons.com
Bus and ferry from Moncton - 477 Paul street to Quebec - St Foy bus terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$206
Schedules at
autobuslessillons.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50

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