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

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Train, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON 5635

$82 - $163

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West 5685 / ...

$41 - $105

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Drive  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Waterloo 339.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West

$105 - $333

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON

$103 - $361

Fly Ottawa to London, train  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to London (YXU) YOW - YXU
  2. Take the train from London to Kitchener

$144 - $439

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West

$150 - $492

Train to Montreal, fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YUL - YTZ
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON

$148 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $440 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Ottawa and Waterloo is 439 km. The road distance is 542.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 48m and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Ottawa to Waterloo, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Toronto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Ottawa to Waterloo bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Waterloo is 543 km. It takes approximately 6h 6m to drive from Ottawa to Waterloo.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 274.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and Waterloo, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to Waterloo via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City via La Macaza
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from London to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $100
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - University & Wellington to Wilfrid Laurier University, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $35
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Toronto, ON - Pearson International Airport to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $17
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35

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

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There are 73+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $59 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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