COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Canada. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from New York to Ottawa by train, plane, car, bus or rideshare

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 to Newark, fly  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ottawa (YOW) EWR - YOW

$105 - $577

Cheapest option

Fly from New York JFK  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Ottawa (YOW) JFK - YOW

$46 - $419

4 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Ottawa (YOW) LGA - YOW

$106 - $612

Train  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to St-Lambert Amtrak Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Ottawa VIA Rail

$124 - $199

Drive  •  7h 49m

  1. Drive from New York to Ottawa 708.6 km

$70 - $110

Bus, rideshare  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY Nyc
  2. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Hogansburg
  3. Take the bus from Cornwall, ON to Montreal, PQ
  4. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Ottawa

$120 - $179

New York to Ottawa by train

The train journey time between New York and Ottawa is around 30h and covers a distance of around 796 km. The fastest train normally takes 30h. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the New York to Ottawa train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Ottawa. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Ottawa train schedules

United States → Canada
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Canada from United States

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Foreign nationals

Show less

Conditions of entry into Canada from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 5 years of age or older
  • Travellers are required to submit their quarantine plan using ArriveCAN app prior to arrival
  • 14 day mandatory quarantine including 3 night pre-paid booking at a government authorised hotel at traveller's expense. COVID-19 test on arrival. Additional COVID-19 test on day 8 of quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Canada

2m

Recommended

Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Canada from United States is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ottawa is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ottawa is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Ottawa is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Yes, entry into United States from Canada is currently restricted.

Explore options for future travel.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Government of Canada.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 7h 49m.

More details

The fastest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost $80 - $460 and takes 4h 21m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from New York to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Ottawa via Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 33m.

More details

The distance between New York and Ottawa is 538 km. The road distance is 708.6 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from New York to Ottawa without a car is to train which takes 14h 33m and costs $95 - $160.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from New York to Ottawa, including transfers.

More details

New York to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

More details

The best way to get from New York to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs $80 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 14h 33m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from New York to Ottawa.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 538.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from New York to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Ottawa via Saint-Lambert in around 14h 33m.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $400
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$90 - $105
Economy
$60 - $63
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Hogansburg
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Cornwall, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Book at
megabus.ca
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

Want to know more about travelling around Canada

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Ottawa is 709 km. It takes approximately 7h 49m to drive from New York to Ottawa.

Get driving directions

United Airlines, Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Ottawa Airport.

Search flights

There are 391+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

More details