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

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Train to Newark, fly  •  4h 22m

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

$152 - $630

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Bus via New York, NY  •  10h 15m

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

$54 - $214

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Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  4h 43m

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

$147 - $713

Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Syracuse, NY Ny
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON 5794

$87 - $244

Train, bus  •  10h 13m

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

$120 - $332

Train  •  14h 7m

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

$131 - $218

Drive  •  7h 50m

  1. Drive from New York to Ottawa 708.9 km

$80 - $120

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to bus via New York, NY which costs $35 - $160 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Ottawa is to train and fly which costs $110 - $460 and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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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 14h 7m.

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The distance between New York and Ottawa is 538 km. The road distance is 708.9 km.

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The best way to get from New York to Ottawa without a car is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $60 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from New York to Ottawa, including transfers.

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New York to Ottawa bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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New York to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Ottawa is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $60 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 14h 7m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 538.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

You can take a bus from New York to Ottawa via Syracuse, NY in around 8h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Ottawa via Montreal Central Station and Montréal in around 14h 7m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $290
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
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St - Wash Sq to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
mta.info
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$90 - $130
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$150 - $220
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$85 - $130
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 Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Standard Fare
$55 - $65
Refundable
$68 - $73
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $160
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$55 - $80
Online Fare
$26 - $40
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $50
Standard Fare
$46 - $52
Refundable
$58 - $62
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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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 709 km. It takes approximately 7h 50m to drive from New York to Ottawa.

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

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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