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About Ottawa & Getting Here

Ottawa is Canada's capital city and full of wonderful attractions, especially in April as the weather begins to warm up. For more information on the City of Ottawa and its local attractions, please visit the Ottawa Tourism website.

Getting to Ottawa:

By Air

The Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is located 10.2 km south of downtown Ottawa. Taxi service at the airport is available; the average cost to take a taxi downtown is $34 and takes about 20 minutes.

Hotels may offer shuttles from the airport. OC Transpo also offers the 97 bus from the airport into downtown, with a cost of $3.40 per trip in cash, or $3.35 with a Presto card. All buses in Ottawa are accessible, but riders with disabilities can also contact Para Transpo ahead of time if additional service is required.

A variety of airlines service Ottawa airport from across North America, including WestJet, Air Canada and Porter Airlines

By Road

Ottawa is located a five-hour drive northeast of Toronto and two hours west of Montreal(depending on traffic and where your departure point is).

Ottawa Central Station is the main inter-city bus terminus in Ottawa. Located at 265 Catherine Street, it is accessible by taxis, OC Transpo, or a 30-45 minute walk to the University of Ottawa and nearby hotels.

For driving and parking tips, see Ottawa’s tourism website.

By Train

The Ottawa Train Station is serviced by Via Rail and is located a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Buses and taxis are available at the station.

Average travel times to Ottawa:

Toronto 5 hours
Montreal 2 hours
Kingston 2 hours






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