There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Sarnia by plane, train, bus 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 from Ottawa  •  4 h 24 min

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

$183 - $728

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9 h 58 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

$68 - $229

3 alternative options

Train to Kingston, fly  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Sarnia (YZR) YGK - YZR

$163 - $565

Train  •  8 h 49 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

$101 - $308

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Sarnia 452.8 miles

$60 - $90

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Sarnia hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Sarnia via Toronto and London in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Sarnia via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Kingston to Sarnia via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $160
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Toronto to London
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from London to Sarnia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $110
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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to London, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ottawa to Sarnia?

The distance between Ottawa and Sarnia is 599 km. The road distance is 725 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia?

The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Sarnia is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs $230 - $950.

Is there a direct train between Ottawa and Sarnia?

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 8 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Ottawa to Sarnia?

It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Ottawa to Sarnia, including transfers.