There are 6 ways to get from Ottawa to Union Station 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 18 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

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

$26 - $120

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Union Station 280.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Ottawa to Toronto Island  •  2 h 39 min

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

$91 - $326

Fly Ottawa to Toronto  •  2 h 53 min

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

$97 - $313

Train to Montreal, fly to Toronto Island  •  4 h 22 min

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

$120 - $419

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Union Station, ON, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Ottawa to Union Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Ottawa to Union Station 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 2 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 18 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
$190 - $270
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ottawa and Union Station is 352 km. The road distance is 449 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Union Station is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Union Station is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs $110 - $420.

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 18 min.

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.

The train from Ottawa to Toronto takes 4 h 18 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.