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

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

Fly Ottawa to Windsor  •  5 h 12 min

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

$115 - $325

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Toronto, ON 5353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Windsor, On 5371 / ...

$54 - $184

5 alternative options

Fly Ottawa to Detroit  •  5 h 14 min

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

$194 - $554

Train to Montreal, fly to Windsor  •  5 h 39 min

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

$144 - $387

Fly Ottawa to London, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$130 - $437

Train  •  8 h 49 min

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

$85 - $272

Drive  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Windsor 501.4 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

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 $150 - $440 and takes 5 h 12 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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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Ottawa to Windsor, including transfers.

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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 10 h 20 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 8 h 49 min.

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

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Windsor hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Windsor via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Montreal to Windsor via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to London via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Ottawa to Detroit via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $900
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from London to Windsor
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
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
$180 - $260
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
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
$26 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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