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

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Train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Kitchener GO to Union Station Ki / ...
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa VIA Rail

$102 - $273

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street 5650 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5354 / ...

$45 - $98

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Bus, train  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel 5650 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa VIA Rail

$105 - $202

Drive  •  6h 4m

  1. Drive from Kitchener to Ottawa 338.7 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Toronto, fly  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Kitchener Bus Terminal to Square One
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW

$132 - $420

Train to Billy Bishop Toronto City, fly  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Kitchener GO to Union Station
  2. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW

$129 - $531

Train to London, fly  •  5h 45m

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

$191 - $562

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The cheapest way to get from Kitchener to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Kitchener to Ottawa is to bus and fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kitchener to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kitchener to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Kitchener GO and arriving at Ottawa via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 37m.

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The distance between Kitchener and Ottawa is 441 km. The road distance is 542 km.

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The best way to get from Kitchener to Ottawa without a car is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m to get from Kitchener to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Kitchener to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West station.

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Kitchener to Ottawa train services, operated by GO Transit, depart from Kitchener GO station.

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The best way to get from Kitchener to Ottawa is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs $100 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Kitchener to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 275.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 37m

What companies run services between Kitchener, ON, Canada and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

You can take a train from Kitchener to Ottawa via Union Station and Toronto in around 7h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kitchener to Ottawa via Toronto, ON in around 8h 55m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from London to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from London to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from London to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
GO Transit
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Kitchener to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Business
$150 - $210
Train from Kitchener to London
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $55
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Business
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$15 - $21
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $33
Refundable
$39 - $42
Bus from Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$15 - $21
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $33
Refundable
$39 - $42
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Standard Fare
$55 - $65
Refundable
$69 - $74
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Kitchener Bus Terminal to Square One
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
GO Transit

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 59m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kitchener to Ottawa is 542 km. It takes approximately 6h 4m to drive from Kitchener to Ottawa.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 252+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $100 CAD per night.

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