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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Buffalo by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 5595 / ...

$84 - $171

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$30 - $120

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Bus via Toronto, ON  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 5595 / ...

$40 - $156

Train  •  9 h 48 min

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

$115 - $218

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Buffalo 337.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$105 - $369

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$111 - $356

Train to Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY

$150 - $467

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $490 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Buffalo via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Buffalo is 378 km. The road distance is 540.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 58 min and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Ottawa to Buffalo, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Buffalo is to bus which takes 7 h 46 min and costs $50 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $290 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Buffalo.
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  • Distance: 236.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto, ON in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 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 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $90
Megabus Canada
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 Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Ottawa to Buffalo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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Ottawa to Buffalo train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Buffalo is 540 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Ottawa to Buffalo.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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Book your Ottawa to Buffalo bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Buffalo. Prices start at $62 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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