There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to Toronto by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail

$45 - $150

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...

$26 - $120

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Toronto 280.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ

$91 - $326

Fly Ottawa to Toronto  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ

$97 - $313

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ

$125 - $468

Train to Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YUL - YTZ

$119 - $418

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Toronto, ON. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ottawa and arriving at Toronto. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Toronto is 351 km. The road distance is 449 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Toronto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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The train from Ottawa to Toronto takes 4 h 21 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Toronto is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 38 min.

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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 Toronto bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Toronto, ON station.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Toronto.
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  • Distance: 219.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Toronto, ON, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Ottawa to Toronto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Ottawa to Toronto every 3 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 15 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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 15 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 - $260
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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
Bus operators
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 3 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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Ottawa to Toronto train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Toronto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Toronto is 449 km. It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to drive from Ottawa to Toronto.

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

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There are 1012+ hotels available in Toronto. Prices start at $91 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 .

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