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Fares from $92 One Way, $227 Round Trip from Chicago to Ottawa

Prices starting at $227 for return flights and $92 for one-way flights to Ottawa were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from Chicago to Ottawa

Origin Airport IATA CodeCHI
Destination Airport IATA CodeYOW
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Flights Review

Oct 28, 2018

the plane needs upgrading

Jun 3, 2018

The legroom leaves alot to be desired in the economy class.

Mar 14, 2018

we loved the new 777 / 200 plane ,from San Fran to Chicago

Feb 28, 2018

No free checked bag, with the upgrade I paid online, wth?

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Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Ottawa International Airport

Ottawa International Airport is located at 1000 Airport Way, approximately eight miles from downtown Ottawa. Fourteen airlines service the airport, including US Airways, WestJet, United Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines. If you're looking for flights to Ottawa, Orbitz.com makes it easy to find cheap tickets. The website searches different flight combinations, so you can book a flight that fits your travel budget.

Transportation from the Airport

You can take a taxi from the airport to downtown Ottawa for approximately $29. Buses also run between the airport and downtown. You can purchase bus tickets from the Ground Transportation Desk on Level 1. If you'd rather have your own vehicle while you're in Ottawa, you can make reservations for a rental car using Orbitz.com. Five rental car companies are located in the Parkside, directly across from the terminal.

Climate in Ottawa

The summer months in Ottawa are warm and humid, with temperatures that range from 86 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter months are cold and the city sees a lot of snow and ice. You can expect temperatures to drop well below freezing at night and stay just above freezing during the day. If you want to have decent weather and avoid the peak travel time, use Orbitz.com to book your trip during the late spring or early fall.

Highlights and Attractions

The Canadian War Museum, the Parliament Buildings and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum are popular attractions in Ottawa. In addition to finding flights to Ottawa, you can use Orbitz.com to plan the itinerary of your trip and purchase tickets to local attractions.

Flights from Chicago to Ottawa - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Chicago to Ottawa?

There certainly is. United Airlines offers direct flights from Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) to Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.), which makes jetting from Chicago to Ottawa a cinch.

What is the shortest flight from Chicago to Ottawa?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 54 minutes. If you're of the opinion that your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the flight from Chicago to Ottawa.

What airlines fly from Chicago (and vicinity) to Ottawa (and vicinity) most frequently?

Organize your Chicago (and vicinity) to Ottawa (and vicinity) trip with an United Airlines flight. With 55 every month, this airline operates the most flights along this route.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Ottawa?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Ottawa have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Ottawa with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Ottawa without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.