There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal 4 stops / ...

$62 - $168

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal 4 stops / ...

$40 - $136

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Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to St. Catharines 348.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$107 - $348

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$114 - $340

Train to Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$135 - $440

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$142 - $496

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $460 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to St. Catharines. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and St. Catharines is 376 km. The road distance is 556.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines, including transfers.

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Ottawa to St. Catharines bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Ottawa, ON station.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Ottawa to St. Catharines bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to St. Catharines is 557 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Ottawa to St. Catharines.

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  • Distance: 235.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and St. Catharines, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to St. Catharines via Toronto, ON in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
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
$55 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 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 - $150
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
megabus.ca
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75

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Porter Airlines offers flights from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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There are 424+ hotels available in St. Catharines. Prices start at $64 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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