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Getting to Ottawa

How To Get To Ottawa

Travel to Canada's Capital Region quickly and easily.

Located in the eastern portion of Ontario and less than a two-hour drive west of Montreal, Ottawa is easily accessible by air, rail, road and by boat. Once you arrive in Ottawa, a variety of transportation is available to you, including public transportation, taxis and car rental services.

Airplane
Travel by Air

Ottawa International Airport provides the National Capital Region with a world-class gateway, including over 120 non-stop flights daily to over 30 destinations—20 within Canada and 10 international destinations. Search flights at Ottawa International Airport

Train station
Travel by Train

Canada's VIA Rail train network offers fast, frequent service to major cities in the Windsor to Quebec City corridor, with connecting service across Canada and the United States. Search train service with VIA Rail

Highway
Travel by Car

The highways leading to Canada's capital region are the 417, 416, 174, 7, 16 and 31 in Ontario, and Highway 148 in Quebec. As you approach the region, follow the red maple leaf signs or the information signs through to the downtown core.
Get driving directions

Ottawa canal
Travel by Boat

Ottawa is easily accessible by boat from its many connecting waterways and canals. See the links below to help you plan your trip by boat.
Rideau Canal Info | Friends of the Rideau | The Great Lakes, St-Lawrence Seaway System

Bus driving along a highway
Travel by Bus

Greyhound Lines services Ottawa from many points in Canada and the United States. Visit Greyhound for information and ticket reservations.

Stay in one of Ottawa's largest hotel suites.

Plan ahead and take advantage of our year-round & seasonal hotel packages for your next trip to Canada's Capital. Book your suite online or call toll-free at 1-800-267-6644.