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There are 7 ways to get from New York to Ottawa by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ottawa (YOW) EWR - YOW

$130 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$46 - $156

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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Ottawa (YOW) LGA - YOW

$108 - $423

Train, bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$73 - $251

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 4262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$54 - $195

Train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa VIA Rail

$108 - $254

Drive  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Drive from New York to Ottawa 442.3 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 7 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to fly which costs $130 - $370 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from New York, NY and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Ottawa via Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 7 min.

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The distance between New York and Ottawa is 337 miles. The road distance is 442.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 50 min and costs $70 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from New York to Ottawa, including transfers.

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New York to Ottawa bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York, NY station.

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New York to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $160 and takes 10 h, you could also train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 14 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from New York to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 336.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and Porter Airlines fly from New York to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Ottawa via Syracuse, NY in around 10 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
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
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 New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Ottawa is 442 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to drive from New York to Ottawa.

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

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There are 235+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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