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Flights to Ottawa in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inMayHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 235Average for round-trip flights in October 2022
Round-trip fromC$ 208From Toronto to Ottawa
One-way fromC$ 96One-way flight from Toronto to Ottawa (YOW)

Cheap flights to Ottawa in October, November 2022

The best prices found for YOW flights for October, November
25 Nov. - 27 Nov.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

17h 10m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

19h 15m
C$ 208

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/2/22

28 Oct. - 30 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

10h 11m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

6h 20m
C$ 217

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

28 Oct. - 30 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

6h 10m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

6h 20m
C$ 219

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

Ottawa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Ottawa found for this year
25 Nov. - 27 Nov.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

17h 10m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

19h 15m
C$ 208

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

3 Dec. - 10 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

5h 35m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

28h 10m
C$ 215

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

28 Oct. - 30 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

10h 11m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

6h 20m
C$ 217

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

Last minute flights to Ottawa

Late deals on round-trip flights to Ottawa, departing today and this week
15 Oct. - 17 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

12h 40m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

15h 50m
C$ 230

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

15 Oct. - 17 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

12h 40m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

15h 50m
C$ 240

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

13 Oct. - 20 Oct.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

27h 25m
YOW

Ottawa

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

6h 15m
C$ 259

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

One-way flights to Ottawa

The cheapest one-way flights to Ottawa
20 Nov.
YHM

Toronto Hamilton

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

14h 55m
C$ 96

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/2/22

24 Oct.
YHM

Toronto Hamilton

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

5h 25m
C$ 99

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/4/22

20 Nov.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

YOW

Ottawa

1 stop

14h 55m
C$ 103

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/3/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Ottawa?

The cheapest ticket to Ottawa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 321

February

C$ 331

March

C$ 351

April

C$ 331

May

C$ 306

June

C$ 310

July

C$ 423

August

C$ 454

September

C$ 348

October

C$ 344

November

C$ 383

December

C$ 365

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Ottawa is currently May; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Ottawa?

Average Ottawa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

YTO - YOW

Price

C$ 306 - C$ 574

YOW

Temperature

-10 - 21 °C

YOW

Rainfall

50 - 93 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Ottawa?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Ottawa, you should look to book at least 35 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Ottawa?

The cheapest flights to Ottawa are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ottawa?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Ottawa. Generally the prices will increase for flights at noon as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly to Ottawa

As with most cities, Ottawa is a year-round destination with something to do even in the depths of winter. However, winter can get very cold — in January, Ottawa ranks as the third-coldest capital in the world (after Ulan Baatar and Astana). If you can brave the cold, cheap trips to Ottawa and discounted hotel rates are available otherwise, book Ottawa flights during the summer months when the temperatures are relatively warm. The average July temperature is around 26C.

Peak Season

The most popular season to visit Ottawa is during its summer, roughly from June to late August.

Off season

Winter time (November through February) is the least popular time to visit Ottawa. Cheap flights to Ottawa are found in spring and fall as temperatures and weather are unpredictable. Heavy snow has been known to fall as late as May. However, there is still much to do in the city: most attractions are open year-round and there are annual events and festivals taking place.

Overview

Canadian travellers booking flights to Ottawa not only go to explore Canada’s capital city, but a trip to Ottawa is also a historical and cultural experience. Ottawa was chosen as capital in 1857 by Queen Victoria and since then has welcomed millions of tourists each year. The city is located on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, opposite the French-speaking city of Hull and less than an hour’s drive from the border with the States. Ottawa itself is bilingual, with most residents speaking both French and English, so it’s likely you’ll hear a few different dialects on your Ottawa flight.

It’s only the fourth-largest city in Canada, but Ottawa packs a lot of sightseeing into this compact province. Bring your walking shoes with you – once you leave your Ottawa flight the best way to see the attractions and tourist destinations is to walk the city. The country’s parliament is housed in three spectacular gothic buildings perched atop Parliament Hill on the west side of the Rideau Canal. Museums, galleries and theatres occupy the cultural centre, including the National Gallery, the Museum of Civilization and the National Libraries. Eco-friendly travellers will be quiet pleased with Ottawa – it’s ranked one of the country’s greenest cities, with many public parks and spaces easily accessible, including a lush surrounding countryside waiting to be explored.

How long is the flight to Ottawa?

Flights to Ottawa from other parts of Canada can range from about 40m-8h. Since Ottawa is in the eastern end of Ontario, near Quebec, flying in from a nearby airport like Montreal will of course put you at the shorter end of the end, with a flight likely lasting under an hour. On the other hand, flying in from as far west as Calgary will put your flight time closer to the six-hour point, especially if you have a stopover or two.

Where can you get direct flights to Ottawa from?

There are many direct flights to Ottawa from cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and to name a few. The most popular airlines servicing direct flights to Ottawa include Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines, and Air North, with many of these airlines offering multiple direct flights from major Canadian cities each day, depending on the season.

How do you get from Ottawa airport to the city centre?

Ottawa has one major airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, which is about 10km south of Ottawa city centre. There are several ways to get to downtown Ottawa from the airport. Travellers will encounter numerous taxis queued up outside the arrival’s terminal, with a ride to city centre costing about C$30 and taking about 20 minutes. Local bus rides are another option, with the number 97 bus serving airport to city centre rides throughout the day. The bus will only cost you about C$3.30 and take about 30 minutes to alight at your destination. You can also rent a car from one of several national companies, or spring for a comfy limousine to serve your transport needs.

What are some things to do in Ottawa?

Ottawa is a scenic city that has played an important role in Canadian history, making it filled with sites and attractions to enjoy. Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World History site, offers thrilling cruises throughout the day during the spring and summer. Visiting in the winter? No problem, you can still enjoy the canal in its winter incarnation – a massive skating rink.

Ottawa’s Parliament Hill is another inspired site, being a near-replica of London’s Parliament in the UK. Get your fill of international and Canadian artworks at National Gallery, adjacent to Parliament Hill and recognizable thanks to its beautiful glass structure. Kids and adults alike adore Canadian Museum of Nature, a popular Ottawa tourist spot filled with dinosaur fossils, a bird gallery, and mammal exhibits. Spend beautiful afternoons in Gatineau Park, which consists of an historic estate, wooden pathways, year-round activities, and lush greenery galore.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Ottawa?

No, Canadian citizens do not need a passport nor a visa to visit Ottawa as it’s part of Canada. Ensuring your passport is valid is always a great idea though, so you can easily validate your identification with airport officials as needed.

Ottawa climate

Ottawa has a vast range of temperatures between summer and winter, and is subject to unpredictable weather conditions. Winters are generally snowy and icy. Temperatures in winter can drop as low as -25 degrees Celsius at night, but averages are misleading because days can be much warmer. Ice storms can occur. Summer weather in Ottawa is warm and humid, with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees fairly often, sometimes as early as April and as late as October. Summers are usually short, though, and spring and autumn are unpredictable, with early or late snowfalls possible or even unseasonal heat waves.

Getting around Ottawa

The easiest way to get around Ottawa is by foot. Most of the city’s attractions are close to each other. If you don’t feel like a walk, you can hop on the O-Train, a light rail transit system covering eight kilometres. The buses are an excellent option, since there are many routes and the buses move quickly through traffic in dedicated bus lanes. Taxis are cheap and accessible, and you can also take summer boats on the Rideau Canal.    

What is good to know if travelling to Ottawa?

  • The annual Canadian Tulip Festival is the largest of its kind in the world, and takes place every May through Ottawa and Gatineau. The festival dates back to 1945, when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands gave a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canada. Today, the festival showcases tulips throughout the city, with more than three million tulips on display for ten days in May.
  • Canada Day, on July 1, is celebrated best in the country’s capital. Major events take place throughout the city, but the focus of the entertainments are (understandably) on Parliament Hill. Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate with concerts, street displays and fireworks in the evening.
  • Parliament Hill is the first spot most tourists visit. Don’t miss the sound and light show which runs on summer evenings. Half an hour long, the film about Canada is projected onto the Parliament Buildings accompanied by fantastic lighting effects. The show is free and no booking or tickets are required.
  • The Byward Market, east of downtown, is a huge neighbourhood, characterized by its open air market stalls. Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and art are all on sale in the stalls, while the surrounding shops have become increasingly boutique in recent years. Visit during the day for some shopping or browsing, or at night time for some of Ottawa’s best restaurants, bars and clubs.
  • For open air pursuits, the Rideau Canal is one of the best spots. Boat trips are available, for views of the city by water. These can usually be arranged at your hotel or at the canal. The banks of the river are popular routes for joggers and cyclists. Best of all, when the canal freezes over in the winter, it is transformed into a huge outdoor skating rink.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Ottawa?

Booking a flight to Ottawa (YOW) is your only option if you intend on flying to Ottawa. It is only a 10.6 km journey from Ottawa to Ottawa’s city centre. There are 52 flights from Toronto to Ottawa per day from 5 different airlines.

How popular are flights to Ottawa (YOW) this year?

This year has seen a 112% increase in flight searches for Ottawa.