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

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Bus Trailways New York  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa

$99 - $193

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Train  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  4. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak

$194 - $530

Bus via S State St & E Jefferson St  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, Ny to Scranton, Pa 212
  4. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA 771

$102 - $234

Bus, train  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak

$136 - $359

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Harrisburg 448.8 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Harrisburg  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Harrisburg (MDT) YOW - MDT

$164 - $1,306

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Philadelphia (PHL) YOW - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak

$230 - $495

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg is to fly which costs $210 - $1,800 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at N 6th St & Reily St via Montreal, QC, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, Pa and Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak via Montreal Central Station, New York Penn Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 38 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Harrisburg is 579 km. The road distance is 718.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 24 min and costs $130 - $260.

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It takes approximately 16 h 24 min to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg is to bus which takes 16 h 24 min and costs $130 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $250 - $700 and takes 17 h 38 min, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $1,800 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 362.1 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 24 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Harrisburg, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Montreal, PQ, Montreal, QC, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal, Philadelphia, Pa, Harrisburg, Pa, and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 16 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Montréal, Montreal Central Station, New York Penn Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 17 h 38 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,100
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,200
Flights from Ottawa to Philadelphia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Philadelphia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Harrisburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Syracuse to New York
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
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 Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.com

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Harrisburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Ottawa to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Harrisburg is 718 km. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Ottawa to Harrisburg.

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

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There are 116+ hotels available in Harrisburg. Prices start at $59 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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