Ottawa Tourism

Getting to Ottawa

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 daily non-stop flights between New York and Ottawa? It’s true! From Newark, you’ll find three non-stop flights per weekday to Ottawa and up to two flights on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Delta Air Lines serves Ottawa with a daily flight to Ottawa from New York’s LaGuardia airport.

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.

Air Canada offers two non-stop flights per weekday between Boston and Ottawa and one to two flights on Saturday and Sunday.

American Airlines offers two non-stop flights per weekday between Philadelphia and Ottawa and one to two flights on Saturday and Sunday.

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.