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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Lindsay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Oshawa
  2. Take the bus from Oshawa, ON to Lindsay, ON

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station to Scarborough, ON
  2. Take the bus from Scarborough Town Centre, ON to Lindsay, ON

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Bus via Toronto

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Shopping Centre, entrance 3 to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON

Drive

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Lindsay

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ)
  2. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ)
  2. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON

Train to Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ)
  3. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON

Train to Montreal, fly to Toronto, bus

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ)
  3. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON

Ottawa to Lindsay by train and bus

The journey time between Ottawa and Lindsay is around 6h 49m and covers a distance of around 471 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 32m. Operated by VIA Rail, GO Transit and TOK Coachlines, the Ottawa to Lindsay service departs from Ottawa and arrives in Lindsay, ON. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

4 Weekly Services
6h 49m Average Duration
$101 Cheapest Price
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Ottawa → Lindsay
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Lindsay is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Lindsay is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa station to Lindsay. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station and arriving at Lindsay, ON via Scarborough Town Centre, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Lindsay is 267 km. The road distance is 313.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Lindsay without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 49m and costs $100 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Ottawa to Lindsay, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Lindsay bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Ottawa to Lindsay bus services, operated by TOK Coachlines, arrive at Lindsay, ON station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Lindsay is 314 km. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Ottawa to Lindsay.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Lindsay.
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  • Distance: 266.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Lindsay via Scarborough Town Centre, ON in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Toronto via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $500
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Montreal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Oshawa
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $200
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$55 - $75
Business
$120 - $150
Economy
$85 - $100
EconomyPlus
$130 - $200
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$29 - $45
Business
$90 - $100
Economy
$56 - $59
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Bus operators
TOK Coachlines
Phone
+1 905 738 2290
Email
info@tokcoachlines.com
Website
tokcoachlines.com
Bus from Oshawa, ON to Lindsay, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Schedules at
tokcoachlines.com
Child - Age 5 to 11
$9 - $13
Senior
$17 - $23
Adult
$19 - $25
Bus from Scarborough Town Centre, ON to Lindsay, ON
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
tokcoachlines.com
Child - Age 5 to 11
$12 - $16
Senior
$22 - $29
Adult
$25 - $35
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Lindsay, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Schedules at
tokcoachlines.com
Child - Age 5 to 11
$14 - $18
Senior
$25 - $35
Adult
$28 - $40
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
customerservice@megabus.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station to Scarborough, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Book at
megabus.ca
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Website
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Shopping Centre, entrance 3 to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Book at
riderexpress.betterez.com
Adult
$50 - $75

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Lindsay. Prices start at $125 CAD 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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