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There are 5 ways to get from Ottawa to Syracuse by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Brockville, ON  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON 5859 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY 5797

$29 - $122

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Train  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Syracuse VIA Rail

$86 - $284

Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY 5355-5365-0311 / ...

$46 - $118

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Syracuse 194.7 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Syracuse (SYR) YOW - SYR

$123 - $968

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Syracuse is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Syracuse is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Syracuse, NY via Brockville, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Syracuse via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 11 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Syracuse is 265 km. The road distance is 311.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Syracuse without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $35 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Ottawa to Syracuse, including transfers.

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

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Ottawa to Syracuse train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Syracuse is to bus which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $35 - $160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $380 and takes 12 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Syracuse.
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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Syracuse, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Syracuse via Brockville, ON in around 5 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Syracuse via Toronto in around 12 h 11 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Syracuse via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Toronto to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$65 - $95
Economy Plus
$100 - $140
Business
$95 - $140
Business Plus/Sleeper
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Syracuse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Syracuse bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Syracuse, NY station.

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Ottawa to Syracuse train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Syracuse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Syracuse is 311 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Ottawa to Syracuse.

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Delta, American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Syracuse. 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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