Getting There and Away
Flights arrive at Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport. Air Canada, Westjet and various other airlines fly to Ottawa on a regular basis. We suggest arriving late afternoon/early evening on February 28th, so you have time to orient and acquaint yourself. We also suggest you book early to find the best rates.
For those of you coming in from nearby, buses are available. While if you're driving, please make arrangements with the hotel for parking. Furthermore, if you are driving in and have space in your car, please do let us know, as we can help arrange car pools.
Directions From the Airport
PUBLIC TRANSIT | Cost: $3.30 | Time: 30 minutes
- OC Transpo, Ottawa’s public bus service, offers service directly to and from the airport. Catch the 97, which departs from pillar 14 outside the level one arrivals area. Gte off at stop "Laurier 2A" and walk 4 minutes to the hotel, Novotel Ottawa (33 Nicholas street) (Google Maps Directions).
- The bus costs $3.30 and stops at major hubs throughout the city, where riders can transfer if need be. Bus tickets are available at the ground transportation desk in the airport, located on level one at the central door of the arrivals area.
- TAXI | Cost: $29 | Time: 20 minutes
- The average cost to take a cab from the airport to downtown Ottawa is $29. The vehicles are plentiful and are available outside of the arrivals terminal.