There are 9 ways to get from Ottawa to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Ottawa to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YOW - DCA

$135 - $417

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Bus via S State St & E Jefferson St  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC

$75 - $188

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Fly Ottawa to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YOW - IAD

$121 - $321

Fly Ottawa to Baltimore, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Baltimore (BWI) YOW - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$168 - $578

Train to Montreal, fly to Reagan Washington  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YUL - DCA

$163 - $489

Bus Trailways New York  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station

$94 - $148

Train  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station

$209 - $596

Bus, train  •  25 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse to New York
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak

$172 - $470

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Washington 565.7 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Union Station via Montreal, QC and New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Washington Union Station via Montreal Central Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 18 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Washington is 733 km. The road distance is 905.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Ottawa to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Washington is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h 7 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 17 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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Ottawa to Washington bus services, operated by Washington Deluxe, arrive at Union Station.

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  • Distance: 458 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Washington, DC, USA?

Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Ottawa to Washington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Washington via Montreal, PQ, Montreal, QC, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St in around 16 h 7 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Moncton, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via London, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Halifax, Montreal
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Reagan Washington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
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
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Syracuse to New York
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $150
Business
$110 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montreal, QC to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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Ottawa to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Washington is 905 km. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from Ottawa to Washington.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 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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