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There are 6 ways to get from Ottawa to St. John's by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or car ferry

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Fly from Ottawa  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to St Johns (YYT) YOW - YYT

$165 - $855

5 alternative options

Train to Montreal, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to St Johns (YYT) YUL - YYT

$220 - $793

Train, drive, ferry, bus  •  39h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Québec
  2. Drive from Gare fluviale to North Sydney, NS
  3. Take the ferry from North Sydney, NS to Argentia
  4. Take the bus from Whitbourne to St. John’s MUN University Centre

$277 - $395

Train, drive, car ferry, bus  •  41h 24m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Québec
  2. Drive from Gare fluviale to North Sydney, NS
  3. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  4. Take the bus from Port aux Basques to St. John’s MUN University Centre

$294 - $452

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston, Ma
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Rockland, ME
  4. Drive from Rockland, ME to North Sydney, NS
  5. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  6. Take the bus from Port aux Basques to St. John’s MUN University Centre

$287 - $473

Drive, car ferry  •  34h 25m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to North Sydney, NS
  2. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  3. Drive from Port aux Basques to St. John's

$238 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to St. John's is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to St. John's is to fly which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Ottawa and St. John's is 1770 km.

It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Ottawa to St. John's, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to St Johns Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 31m.

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St. John's is 1h 30m ahead of Ottawa. It is currently 9:28 AM in Ottawa and 10:58 AM in St. John's.

WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to St Johns Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in St. John's. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to St. John's.
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  • Distance: 1106 miles
  • Duration: 5h 5m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and St. John's, NL, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Ottawa to St. John's every 3 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Halifax
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Ottawa to Québec
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Bus operators
DRL-LR
Website
drl-lr.com
Bus from Whitbourne to St. John’s MUN University Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
Bus from Port aux Basques to St. John’s MUN University Centre
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
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 Montreal, Pq to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Ferry operators
Marine Atlantic
Phone
+1 800-341-7981
Website
marineatlantic.ca
Ferry from North Sydney, NS to Argentia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$88 - $93
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca
Car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca

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