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

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 Philadelphia to Ottawa  •  4 h 36 min

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

$200 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Montreal, QC
  3. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON

$82 - $160

8 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Ottawa  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 53 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 13 min

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

$207 - $645

Fly Philadelphia to Watertown, drive, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$197 - $533

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Ottawa (YOW) DCA - YOW

$231 - $666

Train  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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

$166 - $458

Bus, train  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Fallowfield VIA Rail

$91 - $216

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Ottawa 449.4 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $200 - $430.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Ottawa is 609 km. The road distance is 719 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Philadelphia to Ottawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Ottawa, ON via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Ottawa via New York Penn Station and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 29 min.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada fly from Philadelphia to Ottawa every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Ottawa via New York, Ny, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Montreal, QC, and Montreal, PQ in around 14 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Newark to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Ottawa via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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
$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 Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto to Fallowfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$70 - $95
Economy Plus
$100 - $140
Business
$100 - $140
Business Plus/Sleeper
$180 - $250
Amtrak
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Montreal, QC
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $45

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