There are 8 ways to get from Ottawa to Washington 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 to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 15 min

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

$135 - $417

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo 5355-5365-0311
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington

$79 - $185

6 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 47 min

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

$121 - $321

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  7 h

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

$168 - $578

Bus Trailways New York  •  15 h 33 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 to Washington, Dc

$90 - $190

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 Amtrak

$209 - $595

Train, bus  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal
  2. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
  3. Take the train from Essex Junction-Burlington Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$134 - $370

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Washington 565.7 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Washington is to fly which costs $170 - $550 and takes 4 h 15 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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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Ottawa to Washington, including transfers.

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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 Montreal, QC and New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 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 Amtrak via Montreal Central Station and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 18 min.

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

Air Canada and United 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 in around 15 h 33 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 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 London, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 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
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Washington Dulles via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
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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 Essex Junction-Burlington Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
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
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $90
Trailways New York
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
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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