There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Saint John by plane, bus, train, night bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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

Fly Ottawa to St John  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to St John (YSJ) YOW - YSJ

$239 - $634

Cheapest option

Train, night bus, bus  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Québec
  2. Take the night bus from Québec to Rivière-du-Loup
  3. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Oromocto, NB 700
  4. Take the bus from Oromocto, NB to Saint John, NB 501

$136 - $280

6 alternative options

Fly Ottawa to Fredericton, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Fredericton (YFC) YOW - YFC
  2. Take the bus from Fredericton Airport to Saint John, NB

$147 - $439

Train to Montreal, fly to St John  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to St John (YSJ) YUL - YSJ

$217 - $475

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Sainte-Foy
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Quebec - 3001, Chemin-des-Quatre-Bourgeois, St Foy to Fredericton / Lincoln - 415 ch Nevers,
  3. Take the bus from Fredericton Airport to Saint John, NB 501

$243 - $361

Bus, car ferry  •  20 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
  2. Take the bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
  3. Take the car ferry from Saint Simeon, QC to Riviere-du-Loup, QC
  4. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup, PQ to Oromocto, NB 700
  5. Take the bus from Oromocto, NB to Saint John, NB 501

$148 - $232

Train, bus  •  26 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montréal to Amherst
  3. Take the bus from Amherst, NS to Moncton, NB 101
  4. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB 351

$155 - $444

Drive  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Saint John 575.8 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Saint John is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Saint John is to fly which costs $310 - $850 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Saint John is 752 km. The road distance is 921.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Ottawa to Saint John, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Saint John.
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  • Distance: 470.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Montreal to St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to St John
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Fredericton
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $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 - $260
Train from Ottawa to Sainte-Foy
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$70 - $95
Economy Plus
$100 - $140
Business
$100 - $140
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $260
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Amherst
Ave. Duration
18 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $120
Economy
$150 - $210
Economy Plus
$210 - $300
Business
$220 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$400 - $600
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 - $70
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 Amherst, NS to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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
Autobus Les Sillons
Phone
+1(418) 986 3886
Email
info@autobuslessillons.com
Bus and ferry from Quebec - 3001, Chemin-des-Quatre-Bourgeois, St Foy to Fredericton / Lincoln - 415 ch Nevers,
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$168
Schedules at
autobuslessillons.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
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Gare d'autocars de Montréal to Saint Simeon, QC
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
$12 - $15
Schedules at
traverserdl.com

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