Ottawa is ideally located between Toronto and Montreal, and just an hour's drive north of the Canada/US border. Ottawa has the distinct advantage of being well-serviced by VIA Rail nationally, and its newly expanded airport provides easy points of access worldwide.

VIA Rail offers regular service to Ottawa from points east and west, with the Ottawa VIA station located just minutes from downtown. Visit VIA online for schedules and fares. Check out Via Rail specials: 2 for 1 seniors and kids travel free.

YOW Airport Overview
Ottawa International (YOW) Airport is located approximately six miles from downtown Ottawa, Canadaís capital. The airport opened a new terminal building in October 2003 that features three separate, easy-to-navigate levels for check-in, security, and arrivals; a four-level parking structure; self-service check-in kiosks; and improved baggage facilities. The structural steel of the new terminal is reminiscent of an airport hangar, but the abundant natural light and water features throughout the terminal representing the meeting of the regionís three rivers make it an aesthetically pleasing space. Ottowa airport is served by over 15 airlines offering flights throughout Canada and the U.S. Air Canada is the dominant airline offering numerous daily, non stop flights to major Canadian and U.S. cities in addition to a direct flight to Londonís Heathrow Airport.


Air Canada / JAZZ (AC & QK)

Non-stop flights to: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London ON, Montrťal (Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau) , Quebec City, Toronto (Pearson & City Centre), Vancouver, Winnipeg, Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale (Seasonal, December-April), New York (LaGuardia), Orlando (Seasonal, December-April), Washington (Dulles), London (Heathrow), Frankfurt


American Airlines (AA)

Non-stop flights to: Chicago


ASA - Delta Connection (DL)

Non-stop flights to: Atlanta


Continental Express (CO)

Non-stop flights to: Newark


Northwest Airlink (NW) (Pinnacle & Mesaba)

Non-stop flights to: Detroit


United Express (UA) (Shuttle America)

Non-stop flights to: Chicago


US Airways (US) (US Airways Express)

Non-stop flights to: Philadelphia


WestJet (WS)

Non-stop flights to: Calgary, Toronto (Pearson), Winnipeg


Zoom Airlines (Z4)

Seasonal (May-October) direct flights to: Glasgow, London (Gatwick)

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These airlines fly direct to and from Ottawa:


Air Canada

Bearskin Airlines

Air Nova/Air Alliance

Air Ontario Inc

American Airlines Inc

Business Express Airlines

Canadian North Cargo

Continental Express

First Air

Northwest Airlines/KLM

Royal Airlines

Trillium Air

US Airways

WestJet Airlines Ltd






These additional airlines fly out of either Toronto or Montreal airports:

Cubana Airlines


Air New Zealand


American Airlines Inc

B W I A West Indies Airways

British Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cayman Airways

Delta Air Lines Inc

El Al Israel Airlines

Iberia Airlines of Spain

Japan Airlines

Korean Air

Lufthansa German Airlines

Northwest Airlines/KLM

Olympic Airways Reservations

Qantas Airways Ltd