- Getting to Ottawa Information on air, bus
and rail service to Ottawa is available through ottawakiosk.com. Useful
travel tips are also listed
- From Montreal (Dorval
International Airport) The best way to get to Ottawa from Montreal
airport is to take the bus (Voyageur).
Student fare is available only when you buy a return ticket ($35). One way
ticket costs $25 (price available on the presentation of plane ticket). You
can buy the ticket from the bus driver. There is a bus each two hours going
to Ottawa from the airport.You can get off the bus either on campus (Ottawa
University stop) or at Ottawa's bus terminal.
- From Toronto (Lester
B. Pearson Airport)One way to get to Ottawa is to take the bus (Greyhound)
from the airport; about 5 hours. Again, you can get off the bus either on
campus (Ottawa University stop) or at Ottawa's bus terminal. You can also
take the train (Via Rail), which should
offer a more comfortable journey; about 5 hours, but is also around $20 more
expensive. From the train station, take a bus to Campus (public bus #95 will
get you there in about 5 minutes). You need two tickets, 85 cents each, or,
you can also pay with cash ($2.50 exact change). A cab from the train station
to Downtown Ottawa will cost you roughly $10.
- From Ottawa (Macdonald-Cartier
International Airport) A taxi from the airport to the Downtown Ottawa
area costs $20. There is also regular bus service, for which you can buy tickets
(you need two tickets, 85 cents each, for one fare) at the airport exit (last
run leaves at about 1 a.m.); you can also pay with cash ($2.50 exact change).
The Ottawa Airport website (www.ottawa-airport.ca)
contains a section on Ground Transportation, as well as complete information
about airport facilities. Unless you have a great deal of luggage, the public
bus #97 will get you into town faster than any other means. Get off at Campus
(Ottawa University stop). A regular Airport
shuttle services Downtown Ottawa hotels daily every half hour at the cost
of $11.00 one way and $18.00 return. Last departure is at 12:30 p.m. From
the train station, take a bus to Campus (public bus #95 will get you there
in about 5 minutes). You need two tickets, 85 cents each, or, you can also
pay with cash ($2.50 exact change). A cab will cost you roughly $10.
- by carIt is approximately 60 minutes from the city of
Ottawa to the nearest US border crossing at Prescott/Ogdensburg NY.
For someone driving from New York City, take the New York Thruway north to
Albany and west to the exit for route #481, then take #481 north to #81, and
follow #81 north to Canada's Route #401 east to Route #16 north. From
the west, come via Toronto, taking Route #401 east to Route 16 north.
From Montreal, follow Hwy #40 west to the Ontario Border where it then becomes
Hwy #417. This will then take you directly to the city of Ottawa. Exit Hwy
#417 at St. Nicholas and turn right on Laurier Avenue to University of Ottawa
Campus. Travel time from Montreal is approximately 2.5 hrs.
- Map of University of Ottawa
to Eat on Campus
Information on Ottawa and its region
- Tulip Festival
Millions of tulips
will blossom in May 2003 in Canada's capital. The 2003 edition of the Canadian
Tulip Festival is a celebration of Australia’s tulips and its Tulip
Festival – Canberra’s Floriade.
- Bookstores in Ottawa
Polish Bookstore in
Ottawa / Ksiegarnia Polska w Ottawie