There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Buffalo by train, 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.

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Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls VIA Rail

$80 - $236

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo 5355-5365-0311

$30 - $120

6 alternative options

Bus via Toronto, ON  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Ft Erie, On 207 / ...

$42 - $154

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Buffalo 337.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto Island, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$125 - $419

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$131 - $406

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$160 - $561

Train to Montreal, fly to Toronto Island, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$154 - $510

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo is to drive which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $55 - $90.

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The distance between Ottawa and Buffalo is 378 km. The road distance is 540 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Ottawa to Buffalo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Buffalo. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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

You can take a train from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Niagara Falls, On in around 8 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto, ON and Toronto, On in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $260
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $80
Refundable
$60 - $90
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Ft Erie, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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