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Transportation

Information about transportation options — getting to and around Ottawa.

Travelling to Ottawa

Flying to Ottawa
The Ottawa International Airport is located conveniently a short distance south of the Ottawa city centre. Many large and small Canadian and American commercial airlines and charters connect Ottawa to numerous Canadian and international cities, making it easy to fly into Ottawa, no matter where you start from.

Taking the Train to Ottawa
VIA Rail operates Canada\’s train network from one end of the country to the other. A scenic train ride will bring you to Ottawa, leaving you at the main train station located just minutes from downtown.

Taking the Bus
Ottawa is serviced by Greyhound Buslines and the terminal is located downtown, right off the 417 (Queensway).

Driving to Ottawa
Ottawa is easily accessible by major roads and highways from anywhere with connections to the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor. Refer to this Google Map to get you started.

Travelling around Ottawa

Public Transportation — Buses and O-train
Once you have arrived in Ottawa, getting from one place to another is easy. Ottawa\’s public transportation system, OC Transpo, is easy to use and convenient. It includes both buses and the light rail O-Train.

Cycling
Ottawa has a number of scenic, accessible bike paths and many festivals have on-site bike parking available for hundreds of cycles. Bikes are also available for rent.

Taxi
Ottawa is served by a number of taxi and limousine companies that include:

  • Blue Line Taxi – Ottawa (613) 238-1111
  • D J\’s Taxi – Nepean – (613) 829-9011
  • West-Way Airport – (613) 727-8211
  • West Way Taxi – (613) 727-0101

Car Pooling & Ride Sharing
Ride sharing is a growing means of transportation in the Capital.