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There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Sarnia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Sarnia  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Sarnia (YZR) YOW - YZR

$173 - $577

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Bus, train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to London, ON
  3. Take the train from London to Sarnia

$76 - $236

3 alternative options

Fly to London, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to London (YXU) YOW - YXU
  2. Take the train from London to Sarnia

$144 - $439

Train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to London
  3. Take the train from London to Sarnia

$150 - $303

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Sarnia 452.8 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 8 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia is to fly which costs $220 - $800 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Sarnia. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Sarnia via Toronto and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Sarnia is 599 km. The road distance is 724.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia without a car is to train which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $190 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Ottawa to Sarnia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $220 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $400 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Sarnia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Sarnia train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Sarnia station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Sarnia.
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  • Distance: 374.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Sarnia, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and United Airlines fly from Ottawa to Sarnia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Sarnia via Toronto and London in around 9 h 39 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from London to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to London
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Toronto, ON to London, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$15 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$27 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
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 Toronto, On to London, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Sarnia is 725 km. It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to drive from Ottawa to Sarnia.

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

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There are 27+ hotels available in Sarnia. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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