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

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Fly to Ottawa  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Ottawa (YOW) PIT - YOW

$81 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus via Syracuse, NY  •  14h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$74 - $247

6 alternative options

Fly to Montreal, train  •  7h 14m

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

$141 - $316

Train, bus  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$112 - $351

Bus, train  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Ny / ...
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$121 - $255

Bus  •  17h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Dubois, PA
  2. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street Ny / ...
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$106 - $227

Train  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$191 - $401

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Ottawa 549 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Ottawa is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Ottawa is to fly which costs $80 - $150 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Erie, Pa, Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station and arriving at Ottawa via Cleveland Amtrak Station, Buffalo and Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 54m.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Ottawa is 409 miles. The road distance is 549 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 49m and costs $110 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Pittsburgh to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6h 10m and costs $80 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $250 and takes 14h 16m, you could also train, which costs $190 - $410 and takes 17h 54m.

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  • Distance: 408.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 10m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Erie, Pa, Buffalo, Ny, Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street, and Syracuse, NY in around 14h 16m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Pittsburgh to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Dorval to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$23 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Megabus Canada
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Dubois, PA to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 11m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Ottawa is 549 miles. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Pittsburgh to Ottawa.

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

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There are 245+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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