There are 11 ways to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Ottawa to Los Angeles  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Los Angeles (LAX) YOW - LAX

$179 - $321

10 alternative options

Train to Montreal, fly to Los Angeles  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Los Angeles (LAX) YUL - LAX

$228 - $494

Fly Ottawa to Burbank  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Burbank (BUR) YOW - BUR

$418 - $910

Fly Ottawa to Long Beach  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Long Beach (LGB) YOW - LGB

$307 - $607

Fly Ottawa to Santa Ana, train  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Santa Ana (SNA) YOW - SNA
  2. Take the train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station

$213 - $368

Fly Ottawa to San Diego, train  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to San Diego (SAN) YOW - SAN
  2. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$365 - $1,781

Train to Toronto, fly to Los Angeles  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Los Angeles (LAX) YYZ - LAX

$216 - $664

Train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$407 - $1,258

Bus  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca

$274 - $790

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak

$410 - $1,237

Drive  •  44 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Los Angeles 2830.2 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $230 - $420 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles is to fly which costs $230 - $420 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Los Angeles. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Los Angeles, Ca via Toronto, ON, Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between Ottawa and Los Angeles is 3800 km. The road distance is 4528.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 17 h and costs $350 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 16 min to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles is to fly which takes 10 h 16 min and costs $230 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $500 - $1,700 and takes 2 days 11 h, you could also bus, which costs $350 - $1,100 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Los Angeles.
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  • Distance: 2375.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 16 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Los Angeles, CA, USA?

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Ottawa to Los Angeles every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto, Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Toronto, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Montreal, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,200
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,100
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Montreal, Denver
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,100
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Toronto, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,100
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,200
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Chicago O'Hare, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Newark
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,200
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Newark
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Toronto, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Toronto, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Detroit, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
11 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Toronto, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Detroit, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Burbank via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Philadelphia, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to Santa Ana via Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Los Angeles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Toronto to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Toronto, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Ottawa to Long Beach via Montreal, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Metrolink Trains
Phone
(800) 371-LINK (5465)
Website
metrolinktrains.com
Train from Tustin station to L. A. Union Station station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrolinktrains.com
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
43 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
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 Chicago, Il to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550

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