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

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

Train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$69 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Kitchener, ON 5637 / ...

$38 - $144

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Fallowfield to Toronto VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Square One to Wilfrid Laurier University 25

$52 - $157

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Waterloo 339.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto Island, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto Island (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Kitchener

$114 - $395

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Kitchener

$120 - $382

Fly Ottawa to London, train  •  6 h 37 min

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

$125 - $422

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Kingston
  2. Fly from Kingston (YGK) to Toronto (YYZ) YGK - YYZ
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Kitchener

$149 - $537

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo is to fly and train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $150 - $550.

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The distance between Ottawa and Waterloo is 439 km. The road distance is 543 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Ottawa to Waterloo, including transfers.

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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 via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Kitchener via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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

You can take a train from Ottawa to Waterloo via Toronto in around 6 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Waterloo via Toronto, ON in around 7 h 24 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
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
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 Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Fallowfield to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$70 - $95
Economy Plus
$100 - $140
Business
$100 - $140
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $250
Train from London to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$29 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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
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 Kitchener, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $17
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35
GO Transit
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Square One to Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
gotransit.com

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