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There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to Columbus by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  6h 6m

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

$145 - $298

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Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY Ny
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

$68 - $266

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Bus, train, night bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$98 - $319

Train, bus  •  16h 4m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

$117 - $261

Bus  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH

$73 - $200

Train, bus via Superior Av & E 26Th St  •  18h 9m

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

$177 - $371

Drive  •  11h 16m

  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 11h 16m.

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

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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 Syracuse, NY and Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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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 bus and train and night bus which takes 14h 20m and costs $120 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m 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 6h 6m and costs $180 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $350 and takes 15h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Columbus bus services, operated by Barons Bus, 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: 6h 6m

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 Syracuse, NY and Buffalo, NY in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
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
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$19 - $27
Online Fare
$22 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $50
Refundable
$35 - $55
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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
Night bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Columbus is 1057 km. It takes approximately 11h 16m to drive from Ottawa to Columbus.

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

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There are 204+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19m and costs $4.

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