There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Ottawa by plane, subway, 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 Reagan Washington to Ottawa  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Ottawa (YOW) DCA - YOW

$136 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
  3. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON

$75 - $209

5 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Ottawa  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Ottawa (YOW) IAD - YOW

$122 - $323

Fly Reagan Washington to Montreal, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Montreal (YUL) DCA - YUL
  2. Take the train from Dorval to Ottawa

$164 - $491

Bus Trailways New York  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Montreal, QC
  3. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON

$93 - $147

Train  •  17 h 11 min

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

$216 - $588

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Washington to Ottawa 563.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Ottawa is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Ottawa is to fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Washington and Ottawa is 458 miles. The road distance is 563.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Washington to Ottawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Ottawa, ON via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Ottawa. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Ottawa via New York Penn Station and Montréal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Ottawa.
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  • Distance: 458 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Washington to Ottawa every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Ottawa via New York, NY - Penn Station, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Montreal, QC, and Montreal, PQ in around 16 h 4 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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 Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
$95 - $140
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Amtrak
Bus operators
Eastern Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
holabus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Montreal, QC
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Greyhound USA
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 Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com

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