Getting Around

For sightseeing purposes, most visitors enjoy exploring Ottawa's compact downtown area on foot or by bicycle, but the OC Transpo company also provides a top-class integrated public transport system. Travellers can purchase tickets when boarding buses and streetcars, while day passes and discount tokens are available. Taxis are available but are fairly expensive. Rates should be displayed in the taxi cab and the meter rate should be set at one at the start of a journey. There are also ride-sharing apps such as Uber on offer.


Ottawa International

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) south of Ottawa.

Ottawa International (YOW)


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) south of Ottawa.

Getting to the city

Hotel-shuttle and limousine services to downtown Ottawa are available. Bus Route 97 departs from outside the Arrivals area. Taxis are also an option.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz are all represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available outside the terminal.


There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as retail outlets, duty-free shopping, ATMs and currency-exchange services located throughout the airport. Internet access is also available.


Short-term and long-term parking are available.