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There are 7 ways to get from Ottawa to Windsor by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Ottawa to Windsor  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Windsor (YQG) YOW - YQG

$116 - $326

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Bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Windsor, ON 5515 / ...

$51 - $181

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Fly Ottawa to Detroit  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Detroit (DTW) YOW - DTW

$195 - $555

Train to Montreal, fly to Windsor  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Dorval
  2. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Windsor (YQG) YUL - YQG

$144 - $388

Train  •  9 h 32 min

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

$86 - $274

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Toronto, On to Windsor, On 5531

$57 - $189

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Windsor 501.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Windsor is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Windsor is to fly which costs $250 - $750 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to Windsor. However, there are services departing from Ottawa, ON and arriving at Windsor, ON via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ottawa to Windsor. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at Windsor via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Windsor is 681 km. The road distance is 802.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Windsor without a car is to train which takes 9 h 32 min and costs $110 - $360.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Ottawa to Windsor, including transfers.

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

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Ottawa to Windsor train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Ottawa station.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Windsor is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $360 and takes 9 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs $65 - $240 and takes 11 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Windsor.
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  • Distance: 425.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Porter Airlines and Air Canada fly from Ottawa to Windsor hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto in around 9 h 32 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Windsor via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Dorval
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
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 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 to Windsor, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Windsor, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Toronto, On to Windsor, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Windsor Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to Windsor bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Windsor, ON station.

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Ottawa to Windsor train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Windsor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Windsor is 802 km. It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to drive from Ottawa to Windsor.

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Porter Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Windsor Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Windsor. Prices start at $75 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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