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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Ottawa  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Vancouver (YVR) YOW - YVR

$203 - $703

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Train to Montreal, fly  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Vancouver (YVR) YUL - YVR

$231 - $685

Train Amtrak  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  3. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station

$427 - $1,281

Bus, train  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station

$414 - $1,267

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC

$246 - $676

Train  •  4 days 4 h

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

$336 - $1,244

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Vancouver 3047 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Vancouver is to train and fly which costs $300 - $900 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Vancouver is to fly which costs $260 - $950 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Vancouver, BC via Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Vancouver via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 4 h.

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The distance between Ottawa and Vancouver is 3540 km. The road distance is 4875.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Vancouver without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 20 h and costs $500 - $1,700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Ottawa to Vancouver, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Vancouver is to fly which takes 6 h 54 min and costs $260 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $550 - $1,700 and takes 2 days 17 h, you could also bus, which costs $320 - $900 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 2212.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Vancouver, BC, Canada?

WestJet, Air Canada and Delta fly from Ottawa to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Vancouver via Toronto, Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and Everett Amtrak in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Victoria
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $3,600
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 4 hours
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
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 Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Everett Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
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 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
Bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$170 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $100
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$110 - $170
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 13 min.

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Ottawa to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Vancouver, BC station.

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Vancouver is 3 h behind Ottawa. It is currently 2:00 AM in Ottawa and 11:00 PM in Vancouver.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Vancouver is 4875 km. It takes approximately 2 days 0 h to drive from Ottawa to Vancouver.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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Book your Ottawa to Vancouver train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Ottawa to Vancouver bus tickets online with Busbud, Busbud and two other operators.

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There are 595+ hotels available in Vancouver. Prices start at $76 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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