Cheap Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa International
Flight information Vancouver to Ottawa International
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Average flight time, total distance 3552 kilometers
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Air Canada and WestJet are the only two airlines that offer flights between these two hub cities. Occasionally, travellers can find direct flights to Ottawa International from Vancouver; however, most flights typically include a stopover in cities like Montréal and Toronto. These two cities, along with Ottawa and LaGuardia in New York, make up what's known as the Eastern Triangle route. Search Skyscanner for the most affordable Vancouver to Ottawa flights, and use the on-page information to discover more travel ideas before booking flights to Ottawa from Vancouver.
Terminal Information for Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International has three terminals and is the second-busiest airport in all of Canada. Flights from Vancouver to Ottawa leave from the Main Terminal. Hourly, daily, and weekly parking is available, as well as services to and from "jetSet," a parking lot located on Sea Island. A courtesy shuttle runs all day, every 15 to 20 minutes, to and from the terminal.
For a quick pre-flight bite, purchase access to the Plaza Premium Lounge or visit one of the airport's many dining options. Many restaurants will package fresh food and snacks in travel-friendly bags for passengers as part of their Food on the Fly program.
Terminal Information for Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport is the sixth-busiest airport in Canada and was once used as a military base and still houses the Royal Canadian Air Force. The downtown area is a short drive away, either by taxi, bus (offered through OC Transpo), or car. Travellers can purchase bus tickets at the ground transportation desk located level one, or opt for a ride-sharing service.
Before leaving the terminal to look for car service, claim any checked baggage from this domestic flight in the public area of the terminal on either carrousel three, four, or five. Be sure to have a look at the authentic Algonquin birch bark canoe on display at Ottawa International. It is a symbol of Canada's First Nations and a reminder of the tradition, rich culture, and deep-rooted history of the region.
What You Need to Know
Travelling from Vancouver to Ottawa is a domestic flight, but passengers are advised to arrive at least 90 minutes before their scheduled departure to avoid any delays. Non-Canadian citizens need to carry a passport for identification while in the country, while all Canadian travellers ought to come prepared with acceptable identification.
What to Expect in Ottawa
Ottawa is three hours ahead of Vancouver, so to better adjust to the new time zone, travellers should adjust their clocks prior to landing. From boutique shopping to restaurant hopping, the capital of Canada offers much to see and do. This bustling city is a haven for foodies with winding European-style streets and a thriving restaurant scene. It is also great for those who love the outdoors, offering a beautiful landscape fit for hiking, biking, golf, and much more. Although there are a variety of city tours that offer a better look at all that Ottawa has to offer, some must-see attractions include ByWard Market and the Rideau Canal.
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