Traveling From the Airport to the University

Driving - Use your favourite mapping web service or GPS, and the University address: 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Taxi cabs - Ottawa is served by West-Way Taxi 613.727.0101 and Blue Line Taxi 613.238.1111.

Über - Use the Über app on your smartphone to get picked up at the Ottawa airport, similar to the taxi cabs.

Public transit - OC Transpo bus route 97 runs from the airport to downtown Ottawa on a regular schedule. For routing, scheduling, and cost information, visit the OC Transpo website.

Traveling From The Airport To Downtown Hotels

  • In addition to the above methods of travel, there are airport shuttles. Check with your specific hotel in advance, or the ground transportation counter at the airport upon arrival.

Driving To Ottawa From The U.S.

  • If you are driving from the northern U.S., the nearest border crossings are Prescott, Cornwall, and the Thousand Islands Bridge. Ottawa is accessible from several major highways including highway 416 (Veterans Memorial Highway), highway 417 (The Queensway), and highway 401 (also known as The King's Highway). For more details, consult your preferred mapping web service, GPS, the Ministry of Transportation website or the Canada Border Services Agency website.
  • Generally speaking, citizens from the U.S. can enter Canada with a valid passport.
  • Canada Border Services Agency has produced a guide for Visitors to Canada. The section "What you can bring with you" will tell you the quantities of various goods you may bring into Canada without having to pay duty on them. Naturally, bringing firearms, ammunition, or illegal substances into Canada is prohibited.