There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to Toronto 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  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 5 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 Toronto Island  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YOW - YTZ

$91 - $326

Fly Ottawa to Toronto  •  2 h 50 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 Toronto Island  •  4 h 24 min

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

$119 - $417

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Toronto is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Toronto is to fly which costs $110 - $430 and takes 2 h 42 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 train from Ottawa to Toronto takes 4 h 21 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ottawa and arriving at Toronto. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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

VIA Rail operates a train from Ottawa to Toronto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Ottawa to Toronto once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Island via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Toronto Island
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 9 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 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 Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $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
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $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 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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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