There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver 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 to Ottawa  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Ottawa (YOW) YVR - YOW

$206 - $663

6 alternative options

Fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h

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

$235 - $648

Fly to Kingston, train  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kingston (YGK) YVR - YGK
  2. Take the train from Kingston to Ottawa

$320 - $996

Train Amtrak  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto
  5. Take the train from Toronto to Ottawa

$428 - $1,283

Bus  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON

$249 - $603

Train  •  3 days 14 h

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

$330 - $1,155

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Ottawa 3036.4 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Ottawa is to fly and train which costs $310 - $900 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Ottawa is to fly which costs $270 - $900 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Ottawa is 3539 km. The road distance is 4858.3 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Vancouver to Ottawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Ottawa, ON via Calgary, AB and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 3 h.

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

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Ottawa every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Ottawa via Everett Amtrak, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, and Toronto in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Nanaimo, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Saskatoon, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Victoria, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Ottawa, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Kelowna, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Winnipeg, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $3,600
Train operators
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 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
$180 - $260
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$280 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$700 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
Train from Toronto to Fallowfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak to Everett Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$170 - $250
Online Fare
$230 - $320
Standard Fare
$280 - $410
Refundable
$310 - $440
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70

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