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How to Get to Ottawa

Ottawa is easily accessible by air, rail and highway.

By Air:

The Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is located in the south end of the city, 15 km from the Crowne Plaza hotel, and is accessible via the Airport Parkway.

Airport shuttle buses run to all downtown hotels every half hour (schedule for the YOW Airporter line).

Blue Line Taxi Co Ltd (613 238-1111) provides services throughout Ottawa (including to Ottawa International Airport), Gatineau and surrounding areas. Credit cards are accepted. The trip between the airport and the hotel is about $25 one way.

By Rail:

VIA Rail provides convenient daily train service to other major centres.

By Bus:

Voyageur/Greyhound provides intercity/province bus service.
Both the rail and bus terminals are located minutes from the downtown core.

By Car:

Several routes lead to Ottawa: Highway 417 from the east, Highways 416, 16 and 31 from the south, Highway 7 from the west, and Highway 17 from the northwest, as well as Highway 148 (Quebec) from the northeast. Ontario's Ministry of Transport has road maps (PDFs) and other highway information.

Useful Maps:
For maps of Ottawa, including generic, hotels, and helpful maps, check out OttawaKiosk.

Ottawa is also easy to access by water since we are at the convergence of three rivers and a canal. Please contact us email JAM if you plan to come by boat and we'll send charts.