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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  •  6 h 48 min

  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  •  7 h 50 min

  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 - $151

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Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Waterloo 339.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  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  •  5 h 4 min

  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  •  7 h 9 min

  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  •  6 h 46 min

  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 Hamilton, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Hamilton (YHM) YUL - YHM
  3. Take the bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University

$161 - $710

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

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

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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 7 h 50 min.

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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 6 h 48 min and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min 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 1 h 8 min.

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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 6 h 6 min 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: 6 h 48 min

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 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Montreal to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 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 23 min
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
1 h 44 min
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
1 h 55 min
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
1 h 35 min
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
1 h 20 min
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
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $120
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
1 h 45 min
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
1 h 35 min
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
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Hamilton GO Centre to Waterloo, ON - Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
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megabus.ca

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

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Book your Ottawa to Waterloo bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $58 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 $4.

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