There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Calgary by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Ottawa  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Calgary (YYC) YOW - YYC

$201 - $661

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  8 h 29 min

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

$230 - $744

Bus  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa to Sudbury
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB

$235 - $490

Train, bus  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Edmonton
  3. Take the bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB

$277 - $1,001

Drive  •  41 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Calgary 2501.6 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Calgary is to fly which costs $250 - $900 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Calgary is to fly which costs $250 - $900 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Calgary. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Calgary, AB via Cambrian Ford, Transit Terminal, Sudbury, ON and Winnipeg, MB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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The distance between Ottawa and Calgary is 2877 km. The road distance is 4002.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Calgary without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 6 h and costs $300 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Ottawa to Calgary, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Calgary bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Calgary is to fly which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $250 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $650 and takes 2 days 6 h.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 25 min.

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Ottawa to Calgary bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Calgary, AB station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Calgary.
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  • Distance: 1798.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Calgary, AB, Canada?

WestJet and Air Canada fly from Ottawa to Calgary every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Calgary via Sudbury, Cambrian Ford, Transit Terminal, 764 Notre Dame, Sudbury, ON, and Winnipeg, MB in around 2 days 6 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to Calgary via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Calgary
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $12,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 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
$190 - $270
Train from Toronto to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$210 - $300
Economy
$410 - $600
Economy Plus
$550 - $800
Business
$600 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Ottawa to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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Ontario Northland
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Sudbury, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$90 - $130
Online Fare
$120 - $170
Standard Fare
$150 - $220
Refundable
$160 - $230
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $180
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60

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Calgary is 2 h behind Ottawa. It is currently 1:14 AM in Ottawa and 11:14 PM in Calgary.

Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Calgary is 4003 km. It takes approximately 41 h 30 min to drive from Ottawa to Calgary.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Calgary Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in Calgary. Prices start at $65 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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