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

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Fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Ottawa (YOW) MSP - YOW

$195 - $806

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Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  28 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$113 - $260

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Fly to Montreal, train  •  6 h 55 min

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

$203 - $691

Fly to Kingston, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Kingston (YGK) MSP - YGK
  2. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$217 - $1,313

Train, bus  •  27 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot 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

$183 - $573

Bus  •  27 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$121 - $314

Train  •  31 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$216 - $643

Drive  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Ottawa 1197.2 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, Mn and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Chicago, Il and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 57 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Ottawa is 859 miles. The road distance is 1197.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Minneapolis to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Minneapolis, Mn station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27 h 57 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 31 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Minneapolis Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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

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Ottawa is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 8:03 AM in Minneapolis and 9:03 AM in Ottawa.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Ottawa is 1197 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 26 min to drive from Minneapolis to Ottawa.

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  • Distance: 859.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Chicago, Il, Toronto, On, and Toronto, ON in around 27 h 57 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Kingston via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Iron Mountain, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Lansing, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
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
$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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
4 times 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 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
$40 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $70
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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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WestJet, American Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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