Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting From the Airport
OC Transpo connects the airport by bus, though a transfer is needed for most downtown destinations. Getting a taxi from the airport is easy, with the fare for a one-way trip downtown costing around $45.
OC Transpo operates buses throughout the city. Fares range from $3.45 for a single ride to $10.50 for a day pass.
Taxis and Uber services are plentiful, especially downtown, though it’s best to call and book. However, once you cross the bridge into Gatineau, you’re out of Uber territory, and cabs into the Gatineau Hills can be expensive.
Ottawa is a biking city, with pathways that show off the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal, Rideau River and cool residential areas. Pick up a bike from Escape Tours and Rentals on Sparks Street, near the National Arts Centre, or RentaBike under the Plaza Bridge.