There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Boston by plane, bus, train, night bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Boston (BOS) YOW - BOS

$143 - $183

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Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ Ottawa / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston South Buses 3536 / ...

$49 - $84

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Bus to Massena, fly  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
  2. Fly from Massena (MSS) to Boston (BOS) MSS - BOS

$77 - $140

Train to Montreal, fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Boston (BOS) YUL - BOS

$138 - $454

Train  •  16h 11m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station

Train, night bus  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal VIA Rail
  2. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston South Buses 3534

$82 - $144

Rideshare, bus  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ottawa to Montreal
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Hanover
  3. Take the bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport

$74 - $98

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Boston 430.6 miles

$55 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to fly which costs $190 - $260 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Boston. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Boston South Buses via Montreal, Pq. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Boston South Station via Montreal Central Station and Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 11m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Boston is 315 miles. The road distance is 430.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 12h 15m and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Ottawa to Boston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 58m and costs $190 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $120 and takes 12h 15m, you could also train, which costs and takes 16h 11m.

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  • Distance: 314.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Boston, MA, USA?

Air Canada and Porter Airlines fly from Ottawa to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal, PQ and Montreal, Pq in around 12h 15m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Montreal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Boston via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Massena to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$21 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
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 Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$30 - $45
Online Fare
$9 - $13
Advanced Purchase
$15 - $21
Standard Fare
$18 - $21
Refundable
$25 - $28
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$14 - $20
Advanced Purchase
$20 - $29
Standard Fare
$26 - $30
Refundable
$34 - $36
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 Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Ottawa to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Ottawa to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Ottawa to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Boston is 431 miles. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Ottawa to Boston.

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

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There are 618+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 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 .

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