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Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

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Ottawa, ON K1V 9B4
+1 613-248-2125

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Pickup at Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

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Ottawa Airport Map

Ottawa Airport has one passenger terminal with gates that accommodate both international and domestic arrivals.

Ottawa Airport map

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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
  • Porter
  • Sunwing
  • United Express
  • WestJet
  • 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.


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