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How to get picked up at Ottawa Airport
Exit on the Arrivals Level
Head to the rideshare pickup zone located at Pillar 11/12.
Request when you're ready to walk outside
Choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs.
Look for your driver
If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Ottawa Airport map
How to connect to wifi
Select YOW Free Wi-Fi from the network list. Wifi is available throughout the terminal building.
Large luggage and large groups
When you’ve got a group, a lot of luggage, or just the desire to spread out a bit, UberXL is the way to go.
Top questions from riders
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Ottawa Airport visitor information
Ottawa International Airport is Canada’s 6th-busiest airport, serving more than 4 million passengers annually. YOW is about a 25-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown Ottawa, which is located 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the airport.
Ottawa Airport terminals
YOW Airport has one main terminal building, which hosts 2 Ottawa Airport lounges. You can plan your trip using the information below.
YOW Airport terminal
- Air Canada
- Air Canada Express
- Air North
- Air Transat
- American Eagle
- Canadian North
- Delta Connection
- First Air
- United Express
- WestJet Encore
- Maple Leaf Lounge
- Porter Lounge
YOW Airport international terminal
Check-in for Ottawa Airport international flights is located on Level 3 of the terminal. YOW Airport serves nonstop flights to more than 30 scheduled and seasonal international destinations.
Dining at Ottawa Airport
YOW is home to more than 10 dining destinations, which are located both before and beyond security areas. A food court is located on Level 3. Travelers can choose from a variety of food and beverage options at Ottawa Airport, including breakfast food, burgers, sushi, pizza, salad, sandwiches, and coffee and pastries at its bars, cafes, snack shops, and Ottawa Airport restaurants.
Getting around Ottawa Airport
There is no internal transportation system at YOW Airport.
Things to do at Ottawa Airport
YOW Airport displays several pieces of art created by Canadian artists, including glass sculptures and traditional Canadian crafts, throughout the airport terminal. Kids can enjoy play zones in the Canada/International post-security area. Ottawa Airport shops include newsstands, souvenir shops, bookstores, clothing stores, and more.
Currency exchange at Ottawa Airport
YOW Airport currency exchange offices are located in pre-security Level 1, post-security US Level 2, and post-security Canada/International at Gate 15.
Hotels near Ottawa Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near YOW, there are more than 10 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near Ottawa Airport
- Hog’s Back Falls
- Parliament Hill
- Rideau Canal
- Wellington West
Find more information about YOW Airport here.