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There are 8 ways to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Ottawa  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ottawa (YOW) LAX - YOW

$179 - $321

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Fly to Montreal, train  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Montreal (YUL) LAX - YUL
  2. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$227 - $496

Fly to Kingston, train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kingston (YGK) LAX - YGK
  2. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$311 - $1,518

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$412 - $1,230

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$392 - $1,208

Train, bus via Toronto, ON  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$347 - $1,003

Bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$290 - $830

Drive  •  44 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Ottawa 2814.9 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa is to fly which costs $170 - $330 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa is to fly which costs $170 - $330 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station and arriving at Ottawa, ON via El Monte, Ca, Columbus, OH, Buffalo, NY and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Ottawa is 2375 miles. The road distance is 2814.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 13 h and costs $390 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 9 h 14 min to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa is to fly which takes 9 h 14 min and costs $170 - $330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $410 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also bus, which costs $290 - $850 and takes 2 days 18 h.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 24 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 2375.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 14 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, and Toronto in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Kingston via Las Vegas, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Kingston via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Kingston via Phoenix, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 3 hours
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
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
3 h 30 min
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 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
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
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 El Monte, Ca to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $350
Flexible
$410 - $550
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Ottawa is 3 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 12:19 PM in Los Angeles and 3:19 PM in Ottawa.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Ottawa is 2815 miles. It takes approximately 44 h 59 min to drive from Los Angeles to Ottawa.

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Delta, American Airlines, WestJet and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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