Ottawa airport is six miles from downtown Ottawa. The airport has a single terminal with three levels.
The OC Transpo Route 97 offers express service between the airport and downtown Ottawa. The bus costs CAD 3.65 and stops at major hubs around the city, including bus stations and the O-Train. Bus tickets are available at the ground transportation desk near the central door of the Level 1 arrivals area. Bus run every 10-30 minutes; the journey takes approximately half an hour.
Main Terminal, landside, level 1, pillar 14
Hours: 24 hours
The average fare from the airport to downtown Ottawa is CAD 29. Licensed vehicles operate from Level 1 arrivals.
If you are traveling to the US, do your eating and drinking as well as your shopping before security. Options afterwards are very, very limited.
Walking over to the car park and rental car building on the arrivals level takes you outside. Especially in the fierce winter time or when it is pouring rain, use the covered walkway on the second floor/departures level. Simply take the lift upstairs at either end of the arrivals hall, walk across the street nice and warm and take the lift down to the rental car level.
Get yourself tuned in for your trip with an authentic Italian espresso. The Local also offers local patries and local ale as well as other snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Airside, International departure hall, across from Gate 15
Hours: 05:00-21:00 daily
Your one stop shop for everything that you might need as a traveler. Magazines, snacks, beverages, flowers, stamps and anything else you could imagine.
Main terminal, before security, arrivals hall, level 1
Hours: 06:00-23:00 Mon-Fri, 07:00-23:00 Sat-Sun
Known for its exceptional coffee quality and delicious freshly baked food choices, this cafe is the perfect spot for your coffee break.
Main terminal, before security, Level 3, before the food court
Hours: 06:00-20:00 daily
Whether you're looking for a light meal or a hearty sandwich this is the place to go. An interesting menu and many 'grab and go' options.
Main terminal, after security, US area, level 2
Hours: 05:00-19:00 daily
The ideal location for all pizza enthusiasts. Hand made daily with fresh, local ingredients.
Main terminal, after security, Canada/international flights area, near Gate 18
Hours: 06:00-21:00 Mon-Fri, 11:00-21:00 Sat-Sun
Visit this store for its great selection of clothes ware featuring their iconic stripes.
Main terminal, after security, Canada/international flights area, near Gate 16
Hours: 05:00-21:00 Mon-Fri, 06:00-21:00 Sat-Sun
The ideal location for a pint of Guinness and some hearty dishes. A classic!
Main terminal, after security, Canada/international flights area, near Gate 23
Hours: 05:00-20:30 Mon-Fri, 11:00-20:30 Sat-Sun
This Canadian brand offers a vast selection of hand crafted sterling silver jewelry to satisfy all tastes.
Main terminal, after security,Canada/international area, near Gate 16
Hours: 06:00-21:00 daily
The perfect a place to sit back and relax while sipping a glass of exquisite wine.
Main terminal, after security, domestic/international flights area, near gate 16
Hours: 11:00-21:00 daily
A popular Canadian burger chain known for its quality and fresh ingredients. Build your own burger by selecting the toppings you prefer, sit back and enjoy.
Main terminal, before security, food court
Hours: 10:30-20:30 daily
for access to departure times, security waiting times, Airport Wi-Fis, lounge access and more Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport