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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  •  5h 31m

  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

$77 - $138

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Bus  •  6h 39m

  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

$39 - $83

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Drive  •  5h 47m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Hamilton 322.2 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  3h 49m

  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  •  3h 53m

  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 Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  5h 24m

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

$143 - $434

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  5h 34m

  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.

$145 - $471

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Hamilton is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Hamilton is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $410 and takes 3h 49m.

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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 6h 39m.

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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 5h 31m and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m 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 1h 8m.

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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 5h 47m 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: 5h 31m

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 6h 39m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
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
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 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 Kingston
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $100
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
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
GO Transit
Bus from Pearson Airport Terminal 1 to Main St. W. @ Summers Ln.
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
GO Transit
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

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

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There are 66+ hotels available in Hamilton. Prices start at $61 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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