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

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Fly to Ottawa  •  6 h 15 min

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

$206 - $663

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Fly to Montreal, train  •  8 h 5 min

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

$236 - $648

Fly to Kingston, train  •  10 h 28 min

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

$321 - $996

Train Amtrak  •  2 days 15 h

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

$428 - $1,283

Train, bus  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  4. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ottawa, ON

$408 - $1,261

Bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Sudbury, ON - 1663 Kingsway
  3. Take the bus from Sudbury to Ottawa

$273 - $597

Train  •  4 days 3 h

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

$336 - $1,178

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Ottawa 3036.4 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Ottawa via Calgary, AB and Sudbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Ottawa via Toronto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 3 h.

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

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Ottawa without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 18 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Vancouver to Ottawa, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Ottawa bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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Vancouver to Ottawa train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Ottawa is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 15 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 0 h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Ottawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 30 min.

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Vancouver to Ottawa bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, arrive at Ottawa station.

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  • Distance: 2212 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Ottawa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Ottawa via Everett Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Kelowna, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Vancouver to Kingston via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 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 21 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 Winnipeg, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
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 Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, 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
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Kingston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$70 - $100
Economy Plus
$100 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $260
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$290 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station 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
Ave. Duration
44 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice 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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 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
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
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $100
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Sudbury, ON - 1663 Kingsway
Ave. Duration
47 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$150 - $230
Online Fare
$210 - $290
Standard Fare
$260 - $380
Refundable
$280 - $400
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Sudbury to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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Ontario Northland

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Ottawa is 4858 km. It takes approximately 2 days 0 h to drive from Vancouver to Ottawa.

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WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Ottawa Airport.

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There are 232+ hotels available in Ottawa. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs .

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