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

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

Bus, drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Johnstown, ON 5859
  2. Drive from Johnstown, ON to Potsdam

$14 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Brockville VIA Rail
  2. Drive from Brockville to Potsdam

$29 - $77

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON 5840 / 5841
  2. Take the bus from Massena, NY to Potsdam, NY

$24 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Potsdam 89 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Potsdam is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Potsdam is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Potsdam is 100 km. The road distance is 142.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Ottawa to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Potsdam via Cornwall, ON and Massena, NY in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Brockville
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Johnstown, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $16
Online Fare
$12 - $25
Standard Fare
$20 - $29
Refundable
$23 - $35
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $29
Refundable
$23 - $35
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Massena, NY to Potsdam, NY
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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