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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Nashville by plane, bus, train, night 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.

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Fly to Nashville  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Nashville (BNA) YOW - BNA

$195 - $805

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  24h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
  3. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Nashville, Tn

$107 - $280

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Fly to Chattanooga, bus  •  10h 31m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Chattanooga (CHA) YOW - CHA
  2. Take the bus from Chattanooga, Tn to Nashville, Tn

$202 - $1,248

Train, bus  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to London
  3. Take the bus from London, On to Detroit, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Nashville, Tn

$183 - $408

Train, night bus via Chicago Union Station  •  25h 59m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  5. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn

$256 - $580

Bus NYTN Bus  •  28h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY to Nashville, TN

$110 - $294

Train, night bus  •  21h 27m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the night bus from Detroit, Mi to Nashville, Tn

$181 - $390

Drive  •  17h 32m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Nashville 1041.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Nashville is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 17h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Nashville is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 7h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Nashville. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Nashville, Tn via Toronto, On and Detroit, Mi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 5m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Nashville is 1386 km. The road distance is 1666.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Nashville without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 40m and costs $240 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h 46m to get from Ottawa to Nashville, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Nashville is to fly which takes 7h 46m and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $370 and takes 24h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Nashville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 23m and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Nashville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Nashville, Tn station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Nashville.
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  • Distance: 866.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 46m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Nashville, TN, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Ottawa to Nashville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Nashville via Toronto, On and Detroit, Mi in around 24h 5m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Chattanooga via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Nashville via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to London
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
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 Detroit Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
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 Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
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 Chattanooga, Tn to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from London, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Toronto, On to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
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
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
NYTN Bus
Website
nytnbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
nytnbus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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Nashville is 1h behind Ottawa. It is currently 4:02 PM in Ottawa and 3:02 PM in Nashville.

Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Nashville is 1666 km. It takes approximately 17h 32m to drive from Ottawa to Nashville.

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

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There are 649+ hotels available in Nashville. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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