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

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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Train, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. 16

$53 - $156

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. 16

$37 - $130

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Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Hamilton 322.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$100 - $312

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$98 - $336

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.

$128 - $468

Train to Montreal, fly to Hamilton  •  5 h 1 min

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

$133 - $687

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Hamilton is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Hamilton is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $440 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Hamilton. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. via Bay St At Dundas St West and Union Station Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Hamilton is 408 km. The road distance is 515.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Hamilton without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $65 - $210.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Ottawa to Hamilton, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Ottawa to Hamilton bus services, operated by GO Transit, arrive at Main St. W. @ Summers Ln. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Hamilton is 515 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Ottawa to Hamilton.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Hamilton.
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  • Distance: 255.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Hamilton, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Hamilton via Toronto, ON, Bay St At Dundas St West, Bay St At Front St West, and Union Station Bus Terminal in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 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 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 Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $150
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 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Bus operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Union Station Bus Terminal to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
gotransit.com
Bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
gotransit.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
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

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

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There are 54+ hotels available in Hamilton. 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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