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.

Recommended option

Fly Ottawa to Vancouver  •  6 h 54 min

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

$202 - $702

6 alternative options

Train to Montreal, fly to Vancouver  •  8 h 26 min

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

$231 - $683

Fly Ottawa to Abbotsford  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Abbotsford (YXX) YOW - YXX

$257 - $807

Train Amtrak  •  2 days 16 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 Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak

$421 - $1,279

Bus  •  2 days 23 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 - $664

Train  •  3 days 20 h

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

$325 - $1,242

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 - $950 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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

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The distance between Ottawa and Vancouver is 3540 km. The road distance is 4875 km.

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

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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 2 days 23 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 3 days 20 h.

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

WestJet, Air Canada and Delta fly from Ottawa to Vancouver every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Vancouver via Toronto, Windsor, Detroit Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, and Everett Amtrak in around 2 days 16 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 Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 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 Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
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 Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Toronto, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Ottawa to Abbotsford via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Montreal to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
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 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
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
$180 - $260
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
Train from Toronto to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 days 14 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$280 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$700 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,100
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 23 min
Frequency
Once 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 Amtrak
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
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
$25 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $150
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$170 - $250
Refundable
$190 - $270
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
$90 - $130
Standard Fare
$110 - $170
Refundable
$120 - $180
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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