Distance between Ottawa ON and Niagara Falls NY
The distance from Ottawa to Niagara Falls is 561 kilometers by road including 551 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 34 minutes and goes through Brockville, Kemptville, Cicero, Clay, Van Buren, Farmington and Henrietta.
Shortest distance by air  370 km ✈️ 
Car route length  561 km 🚗 
Driving time  5 h 34 min 
Fuel amount  44.9 L 
Fuel cost  83 CAD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Ottawa  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
416 54 km, 33 min


Kemptville  54 km  33 min  3.9 L  
416 55 km, 33 min


Brockville  109 km  1 h 06 min  8.2 L  
401 I 81 187 km, 1 h 51 min


Cicero  296 km  2 h 58 min  23.1 L  
I 81 I 90 26 km, 14 min


Van Buren  322 km  3 h 12 min  25.2 L  
I 90 81 km, 46 min


Farmington  403 km  3 h 59 min  31.8 L  
I 90 28 km, 16 min


Henrietta  432 km  4 h 15 min  34.3 L  
I 90 76 km, 43 min


Clarence  508 km  4 h 59 min  40.1 L  
I 90 16 km, 09 min


Cheektowaga  523 km  5 h 08 min  41.7 L  
I 90 I 290 38 km, 25 min


Niagara Falls  561 km  5 h 34 min  44.3 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Ottawa to Niagara Falls?
Fuel cost: 83 CAD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 561 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.85 CAD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Ottawa to Niagara Falls?
Driving time: 5 h 34 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 373 km with a maximum speed 105 km/h = 3 h 33 min
 150 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 1 h 29 min
 26 km with a maximum speed 89 km/h = 17 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 64 km/h = 2 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 5 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Ottawa to Niagara Falls by land?
The distance between Ottawa and Niagara Falls is 561 km by road including 551 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Ottawa and Niagara Falls respectively.
How far is Ottawa to Niagara Falls by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Ottawa and Niagara Falls is 370 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Ottawa and Niagara Falls respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Ottawa from Niagara Falls by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 27 min to cover the distance of 370 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 40 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Ottawa to Niagara Falls?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 32 min to cover the distance of 370 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 45 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Ottawa and Niagara Falls?
The halfway point between Ottawa and Niagara Falls is Parish. It is located about 10 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Parish to Ottawa is 271 km and driving will take about 2 h 43 min. The road between Parish and Niagara Falls has length 290 km and will take approximately 2 h 50 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Ottawa in relation to Niagara Falls?
Ottawa is located 370 km northeast of Niagara Falls.
Ottawa has geographic coordinates: latitude 45.42111, longitude 75.69031.
Niagara Falls has geographic coordinates: latitude 43.10309, longitude 79.03026. Click here to see Niagara Falls on map.
Which highway goes from Ottawa to Niagara Falls?
The route from Ottawa to Niagara Falls follows I 90, I 81.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 416: 75 km
 401: 58 km
 I 290: 15 km
 I 190: 13 km
 417: 12 km
 137: 4 km
 US 62: 2 km
 NY 324: 2 km