There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls VIA Rail

$102 - $267

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo 5355-5365-0311

$36 - $120

6 alternative options

Bus via Toronto, ON  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal 4 stops / ...

$43 - $138

Drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake 365.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Ottawa to Toronto Island, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Glendale - Niagara College to Community Centre

$110 - $349

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Glendale - Niagara College to Community Centre

$117 - $341

Train to Montreal, fly to Toronto Island, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$139 - $442

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$145 - $498

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada?

You can take a train from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake via Toronto and Niagara Falls in around 7 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake via Toronto, ON, St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal, Downtown Terminal, Niagara College - NOTL Campus, and Glendale - Niagara College in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 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 Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $160
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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Buffalo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $70
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $95
Megabus CA
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit
Phone
+1 905-468-3266
Website
notl.org
Bus from Glendale - Niagara College to Community Centre
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
notl.org

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

The distance between Ottawa and Niagara-on-the-Lake is 360 km. The road distance is 585 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake is to drive which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $60 - $90.

Is there a direct bus between Ottawa and Niagara-on-the-Lake?

No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Community Centre via Toronto, ON, Downtown Terminal and Glendale - Niagara College. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Ottawa to Niagara-on-the-Lake, including transfers.