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

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

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal VIA Rail

$29 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ 5846 / 5847 / ...

$16 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Montreal 122 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Montreal (YUL) YOW - YUL

$170 - $824

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Montreal is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Montreal is to train which costs $35 - $120 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Montreal is 165 km. The road distance is 195.2 km.

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The train from Ottawa to Montréal takes 1 h 56 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Montreal, PQ. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ottawa and arriving at Montréal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Montreal, QC, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Ottawa to Montreal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $29 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Ottawa to Montreal hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Montreal
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50

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