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There are 9 ways to get from Richmond to Ottawa 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 from Richmond  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Ottawa (YOW) RIC - YOW

$134 - $1,104

Cheapest option

Bus, Thru-Bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the Thru-Bus from Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street to Syracuse, NY
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$66 - $232

7 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Ottawa (YOW) DCA - YOW

$209 - $603

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Ottawa (YOW) IAD - YOW

$197 - $512

Bus, train via New York Penn Station  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$208 - $637

Train, bus  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$163 - $484

Train  •  21 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
  4. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa

$300 - $788

Bus Megabus, train  •  24 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Fallowfield

$143 - $258

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Ottawa 667.4 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Ottawa is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Ottawa is to train and fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Washington, DC, Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arriving at Ottawa via Washington Union Station, New York Penn Station and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 7 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Ottawa is 554 miles. The road distance is 667.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Ottawa without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 20 min and costs $200 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Richmond to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Richmond to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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Richmond to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Ottawa is to fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs $130 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus and Thru-Bus, which costs $65 - $240 and takes 16 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs $300 - $800 and takes 21 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 553.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Richmond to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Ottawa via Washington, Dc, Washington, DC, Binghamton, NY, Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street, and Syracuse, NY in around 16 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $150
Business Seat
$140 - $220
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $90
Business
$65 - $95
Train from Toronto to Fallowfield
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$65 - $95
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Bus operators
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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
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 Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Ottawa is 667 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Richmond to Ottawa.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 235+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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