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There are 4 ways to get from Ottawa to Ithaca by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5797
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$37 - $138

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Drive  •  4h 31m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Ithaca 248.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Ithaca  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Ithaca (ITH) YOW - ITH

$239 - $1,723

Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) YOW - ELM
  2. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$185 - $1,260

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Ithaca is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Ithaca is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Ithaca is 336 km. The road distance is 398 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs $45 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Ottawa to Ithaca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ithaca is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs $45 - $180. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $310 - $2,300 and takes 6h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 1m and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Ithaca bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 210.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Ithaca via Syracuse, NY in around 6h 15m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Ottawa to Ithaca every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,100
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Elmira/Corning via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Ithaca is 398 km. It takes approximately 4h 31m to drive from Ottawa to Ithaca.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Ithaca. Prices start at $85 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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