Ottawa Tourism

Getting to Ottawa from New York

Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Thinking of coming to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, for a getaway? Getting here from New York might be easier than you think.

Did you know that Air Canada – Canada’s national airline – offers many non-stop flights per day from New York to Ottawa? It’s true! From LaGuardia, you’ll find at least three non-stop flights per weekday to Ottawa and one to two flights on Saturday and Sunday.

You can also easily fly into Ottawa aboard United Airlines. From Newark, United offers at least three non-stop flights per weekday to Ottawa and one to two flights on Saturday and Sunday.

Also, non-stop flight time from New York is 90 minutes, which makes Canada’s Capital at the perfect traveling distance for a quick weekend getaway or for something a little longer.  

Hop on your flight and arrive at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, which is located at a short, 20-minute taxi or bus ride from the city’s scenic downtown core. Completely remodeled and renovated in 2003, this state-of-the-art airport makes traveling to and from Canada’s Capital a breeze.

The Ottawa Airport (YOW) is also a US pre-clearance airport, meaning that US-bound passengers are processed by US Customs prior to their departure. So your return to New York is as quick and easy as a domestic flight.