Travel

**HELP** Quickest Route to Ottawa from Kingston

  • Last Updated:
  • Feb 21st, 2005 6:13 pm
Tags:
None
[OP]
Sr. Member
User avatar
Apr 6, 2003
816 posts
24 upvotes
Mississauga

**HELP** Quickest Route to Ottawa from Kingston

I know its not the 416/417 combo... does anyone know of a quicker route?
3 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jan 31, 2004
1343 posts
6 upvotes
Burlington
BuddyGuy wrote:I know its not the 416/417 combo... does anyone know of a quicker route?
Depends on how fast you drive on the 401/416. There's only two routes I've ever used.

1) Hwy 401 to Hwy 416

2) Hwy 15 to Hwy 7 to Hwy 417. Not a route I take in bad weather!
There are two types of people in the world,
those who search for hidden messages, and those who don't.
Member
Jun 5, 2003
366 posts
There are only 2 routes as mentioned in the previous post. The difference in distance between taking Hwy 15 and 401/416 is 50 km (or there about) more if you take 401/416 route.

Where are you going in Ottawa? If you're going somewhere in the Ottawa core, then either way is about the same. It all depends on how fast you drive on a highway vs single lane road and what time of day.

If you're driving during the day, hwy 15 is usually more busy and more slow downs around the major towns you pass through: Smiths Falls and Carleton Place.

I like taking 15 because it's more scenic and I have no issues with passing cars and trucks. If you're not comfortable with that, then take the highway.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 2, 2004
1396 posts
228 upvotes
No way is going to be faster taking the 2 lane Hwys especially Hwy 7 between Carleton Place and Ottawa. I routinely get backed up behind a Loblaws semi or grandma. Take the 401/416 route. I find it moves much more consistently.

Top