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There are 9 ways to get from Ottawa to Detroit by plane, train, bus or car

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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Fly Ottawa to Windsor  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Windsor (YQG) YOW - YQG

$119 - $329

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Bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal Toronto-Windsor / ...

$51 - $130

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Fly Ottawa to Detroit  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Detroit (DTW) YOW - DTW

$195 - $555

Train to Montreal, fly to Windsor  •  5h 43m

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

$164 - $397

Fly Ottawa to Sarnia, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Sarnia (YZR) YOW - YZR
  2. Take the bus from Port Huron Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak

$173 - $580

Train to Montreal, fly to Detroit  •  6h 40m

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

$220 - $643

Train  •  9h 22m

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

$130 - $248

Bus via Detroit, Mi  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi 5515 / ...

$57 - $140

Drive  •  9h 1m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Detroit 504.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Detroit is to bus which costs $65 - $170 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Detroit is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Windsor International Transit Terminal via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Windsor via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Detroit is 681 km. The road distance is 806.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Detroit without a car is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs $170 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Ottawa to Detroit, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Detroit is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $330 and takes 9h 22m, you could also bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 9h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 425.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Detroit, MI, USA?

Porter Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Detroit hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via La Macaza, Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Windsor via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Detroit
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Montreal to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
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 Windsor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Bus 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
Bus from Port Huron Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$24 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $70
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Windsor International Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Windsor, On
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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

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Ottawa to Detroit bus services, operated by First Choice Bus Service, arrive at Windsor International Transit Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Detroit is 807 km. It takes approximately 9h 1m to drive from Ottawa to Detroit.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Windsor Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Detroit. 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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