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

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Fly to Columbus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Columbus (CMH) YOW - CMH

$145 - $298

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Bus Barons Bus  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo 5355-5365-0311
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo

$64 - $207

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Fly to Dayton, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Dayton (DAY) YOW - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$200 - $717

Train, bus  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  4. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$102 - $280

Train, bus via London  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to London
  3. Take the bus from London, On to Detroit, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh

$119 - $346

Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  4. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$80 - $248

Train, bus #2  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$138 - $384

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Columbus 660.4 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Columbus is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Columbus is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, Ny and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Columbus is 850 km. The road distance is 1056.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Columbus without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 46 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Ottawa to Columbus, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Columbus is to fly which takes 6 h 9 min and costs $180 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $330 and takes 15 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 28 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 531.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Columbus, OH, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ottawa to Columbus hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Columbus via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, Ny, and Cleveland, Oh in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Dayton via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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 London
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from London, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Book at
baronsbus.com
Megabus Canada
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 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
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 - $70
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Columbus is 1057 km. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Ottawa to Columbus.

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Delta, American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Columbus Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Columbus. 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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