Ottawa International Airport is located just 16 kilometres from the city centre. Flights from numerous destinations in Canada and the US, along with flights from England and Germany, all arrive at this airport. There are a few different ways to get from the airport to the city including hopping in a taxi or catching the 97 bus.
Services operated by VIA Rail Canada arrive in Ottawa each day from lots of different Canadian destinations including Toronto. Ottawa Train Station, which is where these trains arrive, is located on Tremblay Road just a short trip from the city centre.
Ottawa Bus Central Station on Catherine Street is the city’s main bus terminal. Greyhound Canada operates lots of services to and from this station, connecting Ottawa with other Canadian cities like Montréal and Toronto.
While you will be able to get to most of Ottawa’s main attractions on foot, you probably will end up using public transport at some stage during your stay especially if you want to head out to some of the more popular neighbourhood or across the river to Gatineau.
OC Transpo operates numerous bus services throughout Ottawa. A different company runs the bus network in neighbouring Gatineau but it’s easy to transfer between the two.
Thanks to the many kilometres of bike paths found throughout the city, cycling is a great way to get around Ottawa. If you don't have a bike with you, don't worry as you'll find plenty of places offering rentals.