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

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Fly from Ottawa  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Pittsburgh (PIT) YOW - PIT

$81 - $146

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Bus  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$69 - $201

6 alternative options

Train to Montreal, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$141 - $314

Bus via Toronto, ON  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$72 - $241

Bus, train  •  16 h 10 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 Cleveland Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak

$119 - $357

Train  •  18 h 26 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 Cleveland Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak

$190 - $403

Bus via Dubois, PA  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
  3. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to Pittsburgh, PA

$101 - $241

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Pittsburgh 549.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh is to train and fly which costs $180 - $420 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, Ny and Erie, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak via Toronto, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak and Cleveland Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 26 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Pittsburgh is 654 km. The road distance is 879.4 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 6 min and costs $90 - $320.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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

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Ottawa to Pittsburgh train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $100 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $320 and takes 15 h 6 min, you could also train, which costs $240 - $550 and takes 18 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 408.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ottawa to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, Ny, and Erie, Pa in around 15 h 6 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Ottawa to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
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 Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 3 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 Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
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 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $90
Megabus Canada
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 Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Dubois, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Ottawa to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Pittsburgh is 879 km. It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to drive from Ottawa to Pittsburgh.

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American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $80 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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