There are 9 ways to get from Ottawa to Albany by bus, train, night 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

Bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ 5846 / 5847 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4015 / ...

$43 - $105

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Train  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Adirondack

$74 - $204

Train, night bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4001 / ...

$58 - $152

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Albany 330 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Ogdensburg, fly to Albany  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Prescott, ON
  2. Fly from Ogdensburg (OGS) to Albany (ALB) OGS - ALB

$50 - $93

Fly Ottawa to Albany  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Albany (ALB) YOW - ALB

$114 - $904

Fly Ottawa to Montreal, night bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Montreal (YUL) YOW - YUL
  2. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny

$195 - $888

Fly Ottawa to Boston, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Boston (BOS) YOW - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny

$117 - $323

Fly Ottawa to New York La Guardia, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YOW - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak

$142 - $504

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Albany is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Albany is to bus and fly which takes 5 h 8 min and costs $65 - $130.

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The distance between Ottawa and Albany is 344 km. The road distance is 528 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Ottawa to Albany, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Albany. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Albany, Ny via Montreal, Pq. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Albany. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak via Montreal Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Albany via Montreal, PQ and Montreal, Pq in around 8 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Albany via Montréal and Montreal Central Station in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Montreal
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Ogdensburg to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Prescott, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montréal, QC to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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