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Recommended option

Fly Ottawa to St John  •  3 h 7 min

  1. YOW - YSJ

$239 - $635

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  24 h 37 min

  1. 351

$134 - $413

5 alternative options

Fly Ottawa to Fredericton, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. YOW - YFC

$147 - $439

Train to Montreal, fly to St John  •  4 h 20 min

  1. YUL - YSJ

$217 - $477

Train, night bus, bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. 700
  2. 501

$137 - $286

Bus, drive, carferry  •  26 h 21 min

  1. 708 / ...
  2. 501

$194 - $316

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. 575.8 miles

$75 - $110

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Saint John, NB, Canada?

Porter Airlines and Air Canada fly from Ottawa to Saint John 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to St John via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Québec
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Moncton
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $120
Economy
$140 - $200
Economy Plus
$200 - $290
Business
$210 - $300
Business Plus/Sleeper
$380 - $550
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Fredericton Airport to Saint John, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Oromocto, NB
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Oromocto, NB to Saint John, NB
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Riviere Du Loup, PQ to Oromocto, NB
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Montréal, QC to Chicoutimi
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
intercar.ca
Book at
intercar.ca
Bus from Chicoutimi, PQ to Tadoussac, PQ
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
intercar.ca
Book at
intercar.ca
Ferry operators
Traverse Ferry
Phone
418-862-5094
Website
traverserdl.com
Car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ottawa and Saint John is 752 km. The road distance is 921 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Saint John is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 11 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Saint John is to fly which takes 3 h 7 min and costs $300 - $850.

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Ottawa to Saint John, including transfers.