There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa by plane, train, car or bus

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Fly Philadelphia to Ottawa  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ottawa (YOW) PHL - YOW

$200 - $430

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Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to 11 Ave & W 36 NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$56 - $178

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Train to Newark, fly to Ottawa  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ottawa (YOW) EWR - YOW

$139 - $416

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Ottawa  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Ottawa (YOW) LGA - YOW

$186 - $628

Fly Philadelphia to Montreal, train  •  6 h 8 min

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

$208 - $645

Fly Philadelphia to Watertown, drive, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Watertown (ART) PHL - ART
  2. Drive from Watertown to Kingston Centre Transfer Point Platform 3
  3. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$199 - $534

Train, bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York to Syracuse
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$144 - $473

Bus via Syracuse, Ny  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 252 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$62 - $232

Train  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
  3. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa

$167 - $463

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Ottawa 449.4 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Ottawa, ON via New York, Ny, N Salina St & E Willow St and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Ottawa via New York Penn Station and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 31 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Ottawa is 380 miles. The road distance is 449.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 12 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Ottawa bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 15 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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

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  • Distance: 380.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

American Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Ottawa every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Ottawa via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Syracuse, Ny, N Salina St & E Willow St, Regional Transportation Center, and Syracuse, NY in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Dorval to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $150
Business
$110 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
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.

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 Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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Philadelphia to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Ottawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Ottawa is 449 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from Philadelphia to Ottawa.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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