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

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Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ 5803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4015 / ...

$43 - $105

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Train  •  10 h 16 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 - $206

Train, night bus  •  6 h 51 min

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

$58 - $154

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Albany 330 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Ogdensburg, fly  •  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 - $94

Fly from Ottawa  •  7 h 28 min

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

$115 - $905

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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 costs $60 - $130 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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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 18 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 16 min.

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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 which takes 8 h 18 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8 h 18 min 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 8 h 18 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 10 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Albany.
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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

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 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Albany via Montréal and Montreal Central Station in around 10 h 16 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
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.

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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
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $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.

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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
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montréal, QC to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The quickest flight from Ogdensburg Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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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 5 h 44 min 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 93+ hotels available in Albany. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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