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

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Fly Ottawa to San Diego

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to San Diego (SAN)

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Drive to Massena, fly to San Diego

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Massena
  2. Fly from Massena (MSS) to San Diego (SAN)

Train to Montreal, fly to San Diego

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to San Diego (SAN)

Fly Ottawa to Los Angeles, train

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Los Angeles (LAX)
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego

Train via Detroit

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station
  2. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  5. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego

Train, bus

  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 Columbus, OH
  4. Take the bus from Columbus to Barstow
  5. Take the bus from Barstow Station to San Diego

Train

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  5. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego

Drive

  1. Drive from Ottawa to San Diego

Ottawa to San Diego by train and car

The journey time between Ottawa and San Diego is around 2 days 22h and covers a distance of around 3109 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 22h. Services are operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 10h
Layover time:
11h 42m
Total time:
2 days 22h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 22h
Journey distance:
3109 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$398
Carbon emissions:
261 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:32
Last service departs at:
14:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ottawa to San Diego train and car schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to San Diego is to fly and train which costs $280 - $550 and takes 14h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to San Diego is to train and fly which costs $550 - $950 and takes 10h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Lyon O-Train East / Est and arriving at San Diego via Ottawa, Montreal Central Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station and Fullerton Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Ottawa and San Diego is 2374 miles. The road distance is 2867 miles.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to San Diego without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 1h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 20m to get from Ottawa to San Diego, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to San Diego is to fly which takes 10h 20m and costs $290 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train via Detroit, which costs $500 - $900 and takes 2 days 14h.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 34m and has one stopover.

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San Diego is 3h behind Ottawa. It is currently 7:00 AM in Ottawa and 4:00 AM in San Diego.

Map of how to get from Ottawa to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 2373.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 20m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and San Diego, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Ottawa to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to San Diego via Toronto Union Station, Windsor, Detroit, Chicago Union Station, and Fullerton Amtrak Station in around 2 days 14h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Montreal, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to San Diego
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $650
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $410
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $410
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Baltimore, Phoenix
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to San Diego via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Los Angeles via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Montreal to San Diego via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Massena to San Diego via Boston
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$23 - $35
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$44 - $47
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Train from Ottawa to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$75 - $85
EconomyPlus
$120 - $170
Train from Toronto Union Station to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $55
Business
$90 - $120
Economy
$65 - $75
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
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
$70 - $80
Economy
$45 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$46 - $49
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
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 Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Detroit to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
42h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Premium
$300 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Seat
$180 - $260
Bus operators
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 Columbus to Barstow
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$210 - $290
Flexible
$290 - $420
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Barstow Station to San Diego
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to San Diego is 2867 miles. It takes approximately 45h 34m to drive from Ottawa to San Diego.

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WestJet, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to San Diego Airport.

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