There are 5 ways to get from Toronto to Ottawa by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa VIA Rail

$45 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON 5352 / ...

$26 - $65

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Ottawa 279.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Toronto Island  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Toronto Island (YTZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YTZ - YOW

$90 - $325

Fly from Toronto  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ottawa (YOW) YYZ - YOW

$97 - $313

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Toronto to Ottawa hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Toronto to Ottawa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Toronto Island to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto Island to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Toronto and Ottawa is 351 km. The road distance is 448 km.

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $110 - $420.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Toronto and arriving at Ottawa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Ottawa, ON. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

The train from Toronto to Ottawa takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.