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

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Train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$70 - $216

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Bus  •  8 h 10 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 5651 / ...

$40 - $152

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 8 min

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

$62 - $172

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Waterloo 339.2 miles

$45 - $65

Fly Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$115 - $396

Fly Ottawa to Toronto, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$122 - $374

Fly Ottawa to London, train  •  6 h 36 min

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

$133 - $429

Train to Kingston, fly to Toronto, train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$150 - $530

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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 train which costs $140 - $550 and takes 4 h 48 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 8 h 10 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 32 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 which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $90 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 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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Ottawa to Waterloo train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Waterloo is to train which takes 6 h 32 min and costs $90 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $200 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Ottawa Airport to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 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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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 274.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

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 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ottawa to Waterloo via Toronto, ON and Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street in around 8 h 10 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 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Ottawa to London via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Kingston to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 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 21 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
$190 - $270
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
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from Fallowfield to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 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 Malton to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $35
Economy
$28 - $40
Economy Plus
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Business Plus/Sleeper
$70 - $100
Train from London to Kitchener
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 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 Ottawa to Kingston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$110 - $160
Bus operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Square One to Wilfrid Laurier University
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
gotransit.com
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 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Kitchener, ON - 15 Charles Street West
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40

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