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

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Fly Ottawa to Newark, subway  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Newark (EWR) YOW - EWR
  2. Take the subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to 86 St

$91 - $448

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Fly Ottawa to New York La Guardia  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YOW - LGA

$89 - $458

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Train to Montreal, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) YUL - LGA

$163 - $641

Train to Montreal, fly to Newark  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Newark (EWR) YUL - EWR

$170 - $661

Train to Montreal, fly to New York JFK  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to New York JFK (JFK) YUL - JFK

$189 - $742

Train  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Adirondack

$98 - $162

Drive  •  7h 53m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Manhattan 447.3 miles

$55 - $90

Rideshare, bus  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ottawa to Montreal
  2. Take the bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
  3. Take the bus from Hogansburg to SUNY Collins Circle - Albany
  4. Take the bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Midtown

$96 - $142

Ottawa to Manhattan by train

The train journey time between Ottawa and Manhattan is around 28h 40m and covers a distance of around 497 miles. The fastest train normally takes 28h 40m. Operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak, the Ottawa to Manhattan train service departs from Ottawa and arrives in New York Moynihan Train Hall. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ottawa to Manhattan train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Manhattan is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 7h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Manhattan is to fly and subway which costs $110 - $600 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall via St-Lambert Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 51m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Manhattan is 333 miles. The road distance is 447.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 13h 51m and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Ottawa to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Manhattan is to fly which takes 6h 19m and costs $110 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 13h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 24m.

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Ottawa to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 333.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Ottawa to Manhattan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Manhattan via St-Lambert Amtrak Station in around 13h 51m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Montreal to Newark via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Ottawa to Newark via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Montreal to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $460
Flights from Montreal to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Montreal to Newark via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Montreal to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $350
Flights from Montreal to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $370
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Montreal to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $350
Flights from Montreal to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Ottawa to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Montreal to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Montreal to Newark via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Montreal to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal to 86 St
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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
$45 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $35
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$45 - $47
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Train from Ottawa to Saint-Lambert
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $50
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
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 St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
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
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hogansburg to SUNY Collins Circle - Albany
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to New York, NY - Midtown
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Ottawa to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Manhattan is 447 miles. It takes approximately 7h 53m to drive from Ottawa to Manhattan.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Newark Airport.

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