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Ottawa, Canada, has it all, from incredible dining, arts and culture, to sports and entertainment. For good measure, there is also plenty of green space here so you have all the amenities of being in a city but all of the ambiance of being in a more rural setting. You will be ready to fly into after you secure some cheap tickets to Ottawa and if you book hotel accommodations along with your plane tickets, you'll save even more!
Hotels close to Ottawa International Airport (YOW) are easy to find and have some world-class amenities. From the most luxurious to the most basic, they are comfortable and affordable, if you get the right deal. Getting to your hotel is as simple as engaging one of the waiting taxis from the taxi stand in the front of the airport. Public transportation is also very good here and can be used for getting to the hotel. For trips around the city, most people will want to rent a car. This is easily done from one of the many car rental agencies that have stations in the airport. You can book your car rental when you schedule your flights to Ottawa and have a car waiting for you when you arrive. If you want to arrive in style, you can even hire a limo!
Ottawa is such a pretty city with majestic architecture, parks, and fountains that it hardly seems reasonable to go indoors. There are plenty of opportunities for fine-dining, attending the theater and other cultural events. However, you can also sit outside at one of the many cafes and watch the street performers. So it is really up to you and how you wish to spend your time. Try and squeeze in a visit to the National Gallery of Canada while you are here, it's well worth the trip. Airfare for Ottawa flights can be had at a discount and Travelocity can help with Ottawa vacation packages that can save you up to $537 on your trip to this incredibly comfortable city.
Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.