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

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Fly from Ottawa  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Minneapolis (MSP) YOW - MSP

$155 - $1,106

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Bus  •  26 h 58 min

  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 Minneapolis, Mn

$117 - $367

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  7 h 16 min

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

$203 - $688

Bus, train via Brockville, ON  •  28 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$191 - $575

Bus via Sault Ste. Marie, MI  •  29 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa to Sudbury
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
  3. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
  4. Take the bus from Escanaba to Green Bay, WI - Transit
  5. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI to Minneapolis, MN 916

$215 - $288

Train  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$218 - $639

Bus, train  •  37 h 31 min

  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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot

$207 - $571

Drive  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Minneapolis 1209.7 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 20 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $200 - $1,500 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Minneapolis, Mn via Toronto, On and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 58 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Minneapolis is 1375 km. The road distance is 1935.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 58 min and costs $150 - $480.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs $200 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $480 and takes 26 h 58 min, you could also train, which costs $280 - $850 and takes 31 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Minneapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Minneapolis, Mn station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 859.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Ottawa to Minneapolis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto, ON, Toronto, On, and Chicago, Il in around 26 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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 Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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 Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
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 Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Ottawa to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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Ontario Northland
Bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
Ontario Northland
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Ottawa. It is currently 11:19 AM in Ottawa and 10:19 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Minneapolis is 1936 km. It takes approximately 20 h 29 min to drive from Ottawa to Minneapolis.

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WestJet, American Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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