Ottawa Airport Mini Guide
Tell me About Ottawa Airport
Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is located in Riverside South and is 10km away from the city. It is the 6th busiest airport in Canada. 4.6m passengers used it last year.
How can I get There?
There are flights from airports in Canada and the USA
. You can also fly from Europe and the Caribbean (Barbados
, Puerto Rico
, Dominian Republic
). There are 6 charter airlines operating seasonal flights and 11 airlines operating scheduled services.
How do I get to the City From the Airport?
OC Transpo operates the bus route 97, an express service from the airport to downtown. If you have booked a hire car you will find your representative in the parkade opposite the terminal. It is an easy drive, using the Highway 417 into the city. Shuttle buses and taxis are also available.
What Facilities are at the Airport?
There are ATMs at the north and south ends of level 1 in the terminal and ICE currency exchange desks are on levels 1 and 2. If you have a business class or first class ticket with Air Canada, you are entitled to use the Maple Leaf Lounge.
For something hearty, head for Harvey’s Swiss Chalet or the Rideau Bar and Grill. If you are on the run, get a snack at Grab and Go or get your vitamins with a smoothie at Booster Juice. For coffee and muffins, try Sbarro’s or Tim Horton’s.
I Forgot Something, are There Shops?
The Bytown Marche is a convenience store and will have most things you forgot. You can buy a book for your journey at Relay or the Great Canadian Book Store and music at Virgin Records. For last minute souvenirs and local items, take a look in Discover Ottawa. Try and bag a bargain at the AerRianta Duty Free store.
My Flight is Delayed, Where can I Stay?
The Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport has a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. The rooms all have free Wi-Fi and there is an indoor pool and fitness centre on site. Enjoy your meals at the Great North American Grill or get a snack from the hotel’s convenience store. You can also stay at the Days Inn Ottawa Airport, which again offers free transport from the airport. The rooms have cooking facilities and free Wi-Fi and there is a pool and fitness centre available for hotel guests.
Ottawa Airport (Airport code YOW), which is sometimes known as the Macdonald Cartier International Airport, serves the city of Ottawa in Canada. This is a medium sized airport which is a focus city for Air Canada and Air Canada Express.
It is one of only eight airports in Canada which have United States preborder clearance. Therefore it is classified as an airport on entry by NAV CANADA. As the airport is located in Riverside South you will find it useful to have car hire Ottawa Airport which is offered with unlimited mileage and a choice of optional extras.