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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Helen by plane, car, train, rideshare, bus or taxi

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Fly Ottawa to Knoxville, drive

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Knoxville (TYS)
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Helen

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Fly Ottawa to Asheville, drive

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Asheville (AVL)
  2. Drive from Asheville to Helen

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Fly Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP)
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Helen

Fly Ottawa to Atlanta, train

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Atlanta (ATL)
  2. Take the train from Atlanta to Toccoa Amtrak Station

Train to Montreal, fly to Atlanta, train

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Atlanta (ATL)
  3. Take the train from Atlanta to Toccoa Amtrak Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Toccoa Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Helen

Rideshare, bus, taxi

  1. Take the rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from Newark to Gainesville
  4. Take a taxi from Gainesville to Helen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Helen is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Helen is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Helen is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Helen is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 19h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Ottawa to Helen is to fly and drive which takes 10h 42m and costs $180 - $850.

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The distance between Ottawa and Helen is 857 miles. The road distance is 1084.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Helen without a car is to train which takes 31h 45m and costs $310 - $470.

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It takes approximately 11h 42m to get from Ottawa to Helen, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Knoxville Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 11m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Helen is 1085 miles. It takes approximately 19h 14m to drive from Ottawa to Helen.

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Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Knoxville Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Helen. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Helen.
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  • Distance: 857.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 42m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Helen, GA, USA?

You can take a train from Ottawa to Helen via Montréal, Montreal Central Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, and Toccoa Amtrak Station in around 31h 45m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Montreal, Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Montreal, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Knoxville via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Toronto, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $500
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Toronto, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $410
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $430
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Greenville/Spartanburg via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Toronto, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $500
Flights from Ottawa to Atlanta via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Montreal to Atlanta via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $430
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Ottawa to Asheville via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Atlanta to Toccoa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Montreal Central Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Toccoa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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
$40 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $35
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$44 - $46
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$46 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 Newark to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $190
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
ridesharing.com
Taxi from Gainesville to Helen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Taxi Cab El Sol
Phone
+1-770-875-0936
Website
taxi-cab-el-sol.business.site

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