There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  6 h 22 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 / ...

$61 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  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 / ...

$39 - $133

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Kingston  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Fallowfield to Kingston
  2. Take the bus from Kingston, ON to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to St. Catharines, ON - Bus Terminal

$66 - $137

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to St. Catharines 348.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Ottawa to Toronto Island, bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$106 - $347

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$113 - $339

Train to Montreal, fly to Toronto Island, bus  •  6 h 29 min

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

$135 - $439

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  6 h 58 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 - $494

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 takes 4 h 46 min and costs $140 - $460.

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The distance between Ottawa and St. Catharines is 376 km. The road distance is 557 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Ottawa to St. Catharines, including transfers.

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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.

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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.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Sunday
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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 18 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
$180 - $260
Train from Fallowfield to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Megabus CA
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
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Kingston, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
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
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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