Travel from Ottawa to San-Francisco

Train, bus or fly from Ottawa to San Francisco?

Air Canada, United Airlines and 2 other airlines fly from Ottawa to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, VIA Rail operates a train from Ottawa to San Francisco every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min. 4 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Ottawa to San Francisco

From Hurdman C line 97 bus to Ottawa airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 10 h 52 min $189. From Hurdman C line 97 bus to Ottawa airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to San Francisco. 11 h 59 min $513. From Ottawa train to Gare Dorval, line 209 bus to Montreal airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 10 h 51 min $306. From Hurdman C line 97 bus to Ottawa airport, fly to San Jose airport, shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, walk to San Francisco International Airport, then BART to San Francisco. 13 h 28 min $754. From Hurdman C line 97 bus to Ottawa airport, fly to Santa Rosa airport, bus to San Francisco Airport, CA, walk to San Francisco International Airport, then BART to San Francisco. 16 h 25 min $743. From Ottawa train to UP Express Union Station, train to Toronto airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco. 13 h 4 min $326. From Ottawa train to Toronto, train to Windsor, drive to Detroit Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Richmond, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 2 days 20 h $915. From Ottawa, ON bus to Toronto, ON, bus to Benton Harbor, MI, bus to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Richmond, then BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza. 3 days 0 h $798. From Ottawa, ON bus to Toronto, ON, bus to Buffalo, NY, bus to Columbus, OH, bus to Los Angeles, CA, then bus to San Francisco, CA. 3 days 3 h $404. From Ottawa drive to San Francisco. 45 h 48 min $473.

Is there a direct bus between Ottawa and San Francisco?

No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to San Francisco. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at San Francisco, CA via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, Columbus, OH and Los Angeles, CA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.
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    Ottawa to San Francisco:

    1. Trip:
      1 Fly Ottawa to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $159 - $332
      • Duration: 10 h 52 min
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      2 Fly Ottawa to Oakland
      • One-Way approx: USD $293 - $864
      • Duration: 11 h 59 min
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        2 Fly Ottawa to Oakland
        • One-Way approx: USD $293 - $864
        • Duration: 11 h 59 min
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      3 Train to Montreal, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $229 - $648
      • Duration: 10 h 51 min
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        3 Train to Montreal, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $229 - $648
        • Duration: 10 h 51 min
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      4 Fly Ottawa to San Jose, shuttle
      • One-Way approx: USD $334 - $1,457
      • Duration: 13 h 28 min
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        4 Fly Ottawa to San Jose, shuttle
        • One-Way approx: USD $334 - $1,457
        • Duration: 13 h 28 min
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      5 Fly Ottawa to Santa Rosa, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $353 - $1,346
      • Duration: 16 h 25 min
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        5 Fly Ottawa to Santa Rosa, bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $353 - $1,346
        • Duration: 16 h 25 min
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      6 Train to Toronto, fly to San Francisco
      • One-Way approx: USD $254 - $610
      • Duration: 13 h 4 min
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        6 Train to Toronto, fly to San Francisco
        • One-Way approx: USD $254 - $610
        • Duration: 13 h 4 min
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      7 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $432 - $1,328
      • Duration: 2 days 20 h
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      8 Bus, train
      • One-Way approx: USD $375 - $1,112
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      9 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $237 - $828
      • Duration: 3 days 3 h
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      10 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $380 - $600
      • Duration: 45 h 48 min
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        • Duration: 45 h 48 min
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