There are 4 ways to get from Montreal to Ottawa by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. VIA Rail

$29 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 5800 / ...

$16 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. 122.1 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  2 h 22 min

  1. YUL - YOW

$170 - $824

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Montreal to Ottawa every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $29 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Montreal to Ottawa hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Montreal and Ottawa is 165 km. The road distance is 195 km.

The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Ottawa is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 2 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Montreal to Ottawa is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs $35 - $120.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Montréal and arriving at Ottawa. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montreal, PQ and arriving at Ottawa, ON. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

The train from Montréal to Ottawa takes 1 h 58 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.