There are 8 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 11 min

  1. DCA - YOW

$136 - $416

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16 h 36 min

$83 - $209

6 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Ottawa  •  4 h 56 min

  1. IAD - YOW

$122 - $323

Fly Reagan Washington to Montreal, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. DCA - YUL

$164 - $491

Fly Washington Dulles to Montreal, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. IAD - YUL

$140 - $388

Train  •  17 h 10 min

$216 - $593

Bus Megabus  •  20 h 5 min

  1. 5352 / ...

$83 - $136

Drive  •  10 h

  1. 563.6 miles

$70 - $110

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

Air Canada flies from Washington to Ottawa 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Ottawa via New York, Ny, Montreal, Pq, and Montreal, PQ in around 16 h 36 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 Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $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
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ottawa via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
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
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $140
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak Acela Express
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
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 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
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 Washington and Ottawa is 733 km. The road distance is 902 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Washington to Ottawa is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $130 - $420.

No, there is no direct train from Washington 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 10 min.

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 and Montreal, PQ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Washington to Ottawa, including transfers.