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There are 10 ways to get from Seattle to Ottawa by plane, shuttle, 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 Seattle to Ottawa  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Ottawa (YOW) SEA - YOW

$196 - $806

9 alternative options

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Ottawa  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Ottawa (YOW) YVR - YOW

$248 - $766

Fly Seattle to Kingston, train  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Kingston (YGK) SEA - YGK
  2. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$344 - $1,118

Fly Seattle to Montreal, train  •  12 h 8 min

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

$251 - $446

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Montreal, train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Montreal (YUL) YVR - YUL
  3. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$293 - $756

Train via Chicago Union Station  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$453 - $1,188

Train, bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$388 - $1,196

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
  4. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL
  5. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
  6. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$346 - $803

Train  •  4 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$526 - $913

Drive  •  46 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Ottawa 2899.9 miles

$380 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Ottawa is to fly and train which costs $250 - $450 and takes 12 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Ottawa is to shuttle and fly which costs $240 - $800 and takes 9 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Seattle, WA and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Portland, Or, Denver, CO, Omaha, NE, Chicago, IL and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Ottawa via Vancouver and Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 7 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Ottawa is 2202 miles. The road distance is 2899.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 15 h and costs $380 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Seattle to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Seattle to Ottawa bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle to Ottawa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Ottawa is to fly which takes 9 h 35 min and costs $190 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $450 - $1,200 and takes 2 days 14 h, you could also bus, which costs $340 - $850 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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  • Distance: 2201.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and four other airlines fly from Seattle to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Ottawa via Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak Station, Windsor, and Toronto in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Vancouver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Vancouver, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Kansas City, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Columbus, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Washington Dulles, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Kingston via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Victoria
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to Montreal via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $3,600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $100
Train from Dorval to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
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 Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
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 Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$380 - $390
Economy
$420 - $600
EconomyPlus
$500 - $700
Business
$800 - $1,100
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 Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
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 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.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 Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Ottawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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

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Ottawa is 3 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 3:55 AM in Seattle and 6:55 AM in Ottawa.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Ottawa is 2900 miles. It takes approximately 46 h 5 min to drive from Seattle to Ottawa.

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WestJet, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $4.

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