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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

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Rideshare, bus

  1. Take the rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

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Train, bus via Buffalo

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station
  2. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station to Scarborough, ON
  2. Take the bus from Scarborough, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Drive

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Olean

Fly to Toronto, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Fly to Buffalo, bus

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Buffalo (BUF)
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Ottawa to Olean by train and bus

The journey time between Ottawa and Olean is around 25h 56m and covers a distance of around 468 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 15h 37m. The fastest journey normally takes 25h 11m. Operated by VIA Rail, OurBus and Coach Erie, the Ottawa to Olean service departs from Ottawa and arrives in Olean, NY. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
10h 19m
Layover time:
15h 37m
Total time:
25h 56m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
25h 11m
Journey distance:
468 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$112
Carbon emissions:
61 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:49
Last service departs at:
17:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ottawa to Olean train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Ottawa to Olean is to drive, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Olean is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Olean. However, there are services departing from Bank / Gladstone and arriving at Olean, NY via Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station, Scarborough, ON and Buffalo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Ottawa and Olean is 269 miles. The road distance is 378.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Olean without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 41m and costs $130 - $280.

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It takes approximately 11h 41m to get from Ottawa to Olean, including transfers.

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Ottawa to Olean bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Ottawa to Olean bus services, operated by Coach Erie, arrive at Olean, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Olean is 379 miles. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Ottawa to Olean.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Olean.
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  • Distance: 269.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 41m

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Olean via Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station, Scarborough, ON, and Buffalo in around 14h.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Toronto, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Ottawa to Buffalo via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$75 - $85
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$75 - $85
Economy
$47 - $49
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Scarborough, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Coach Erie
Phone
(814) 459-6666
Email
erie@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Senior 65+
$20 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Ottawa, ON - St. Laurent Station to Scarborough, ON
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.ca
Niagara Airbus
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Toronto Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Olean. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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