There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to St. John's by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus, ferry or rideshare

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Fly from Ottawa  •  6 h 55 min

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

$165 - $855

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  6 h 36 min

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

$204 - $788

Drive, car ferry, bus  •  44 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Station CASINO to Portland, ME
  2. Take the car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
  3. Drive from Yarmouth to North Sydney, NS
  4. Take the car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
  5. Take the bus from Port aux Basques to St. John’s MUN University Centre

$309 - $485

Train, bus, drive, ferry  •  47 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  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 ferry from North Sydney, NS to Argentia
  6. Take the bus from Whitbourne to St. John’s MUN University Centre

$278 - $455

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  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

$277 - $462

Train, rideshare, drive, ferry, bus  •  39 h 58 min

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

$256 - $373

Drive, car ferry  •  34 h 25 min

  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 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to St. John's is to train and fly which costs $260 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Ottawa to St. John's, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to St Johns Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 21 min and has one stopover.

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St. John's is 1 h 30 min ahead of Ottawa. It is currently 6:01 AM in Ottawa and 7:31 AM in St. John's.

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

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There are 64+ hotels available in St. John's. Prices start at $80 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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Map of how to get from Ottawa to St. John's.
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  • Distance: 1106 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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

Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines fly from Ottawa to St. John's hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Montreal to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to St Johns via Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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 Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Bus operators
DRL-LR
Website
drl-lr.com
Bus from Port aux Basques to St. John’s MUN University Centre
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
Bus from Whitbourne to St. John’s MUN University Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
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
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Ferry operators
Northumberland Ferries
Phone
+1 877-762-7245
Website
ferries.ca
Car ferry from Portland, ME to Yarmouth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
ferries.ca
Book at
ferries.ca
Adult Off-Peak
$80
Adult Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$107
Vehicle Off-Peak
$149
Vehicle Peak (July1 - Sept14)
$199
Marine Atlantic
Phone
+1 800-341-7981
Website
marineatlantic.ca
Car ferry from North Sydney, NS to Port aux Basques
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca
Ferry from North Sydney, NS to Argentia
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$89 - $94
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Quebec
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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