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There are 6 ways to get from Ottawa to Albany by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5797
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$56 - $201

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  8h 35m

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

$43 - $106

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5797
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Albany, NY

$51 - $176

Train  •  10h 16m

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

$91 - $210

Drive  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Albany 330 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly  •  4h 56m

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

$49 - $92

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

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Albany is to bus and fly which costs $60 - $120 and takes 4h 56m.

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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 Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Albany station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station via Montreal Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 16m.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Albany without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 25m and costs $70 - $270.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Ottawa to Albany, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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Ottawa to Albany train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Albany is to bus which takes 7h 45m and costs $65 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $280 and takes 10h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Albany.
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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 25m

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Albany via Syracuse, NY in around 7h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Albany via Montréal and Montreal Central Station in around 10h 16m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Ogdensburg to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $55
Economy
$50 - $75
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
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
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Johnstown, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $29
Refundable
$23 - $35
Trailways New York
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 Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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The quickest flight from Ogdensburg Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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Ottawa to Albany bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Ottawa to Albany train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Albany is 528 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Ottawa to Albany.

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Cape Air offers flights from Ogdensburg Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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