Travel and Transportation

Getting to Ottawa


By Air

Getting to Ottawa by air will take you through the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

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By Road

Find more information on getting to Ottawa by road, driving tips, and parking.

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By Train

Getting to Ottawa by train will take you to the VIA Rail station.

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Public Transportation



Blue Line Taxi:  613-238-1111
Capital Taxi: 613-744-3333


There are two city bus systems in Canada’s Capital Region. OC Transpo (613-741-4390) operates in the Ontario side of the Ottawa River and the Société de Transport de l’Outaouais (819-770-3242) operates on the Québec side. You can transfer between these systems along Rideau and Wellington Streets in Ottawa and around the Place d’accueil on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Gatineau. Both agencies offer convenient trip planning tools on their websites.