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There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 23m

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

$135 - $417

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Bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC

$49 - $191

6 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 54m

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

$121 - $321

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  6h 51m

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

$168 - $578

Bus, train  •  13h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
  2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station

$191 - $596

Train  •  16h 40m

  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

$226 - $600

Train, bus  •  21h 18m

  1. Take the train from Fallowfield to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Toronto to Washington

$126 - $216

Drive  •  10h

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Washington 565.7 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Washington is to drive which costs $95 - $150 and takes 10h.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Washington is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Washington. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Washington, DC via Syracuse, NY and Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 45m.

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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 16h 40m.

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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 and train which takes 13h 43m and costs $250 - $800.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m 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 4h 23m and costs $170 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $250 and takes 13h 45m, you could also train, which costs $290 - $800 and takes 16h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Washington.
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  • Distance: 458 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

Air Canada, American Airlines and Delta fly from Ottawa to Washington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Washington via Syracuse, NY, Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street, and Binghamton, NY in around 13h 45m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Quebec, Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
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
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
4 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
Train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to New York
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Fallowfield to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$65 - $95
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Ottawa to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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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 10h to drive from Ottawa to Washington.

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

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19m and costs $4.

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