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Fares from $103 One Way, $226 Round Trip from Toronto to Ottawa

Prices starting at $226 for return flights and $103 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 Toronto to Ottawa

Origin Airport IATA CodeYTO
Destination Airport IATA CodeYOW
Distance224 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesKLM, Air Canada, Austrian, Air France, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Delta Air Lines, SWISS, Lufthansa, WestJet
Earliest Flight Arrival2:09PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival4:10AM UTC

Flights Review

Feb 16, 2020

I needed more food but the flight ran out.

Dec 25, 2019

Just like porter. No frills but not cheap.

Aug 1, 2018

Smooth flight take off and landing.

Jul 30, 2018

we were delayed for 2 1/2 hrs from Toronto to Ottawa and thanks to y Orbitz, I was advised right away and was helped by two "angels" from Air Canada who helped us booked to a non-stop flight to EWR. I would have missed our connecting flight.Air Canada didn't have my contact information.Thanks to Orbitz and Air Canada I made it home safely and did not miss work the following day!

Jul 16, 2018

Somehow, I was offered no snacks aboard. I was in a window seat, but that shouldn’t have made a difference.

Jun 6, 2018

Free drinks and comfortable seats at airport

If you are traveling from Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, then the quickest way to get there is by plane. You can find all the best deals on flights to Ottawa with Orbitz.

Popular Routes from Toronto to Ottawa

The 225-mile flight from Toronto to Ottawa takes just one hour. You can fly from either Toronto Pearson International or the smaller Billy Bishop Airport to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport.

There are dozens of flights every day with Air Canada, WestJet (which flies from Pearson International) and Porter (which operates out of Billy Bishop).

The Toronto to Ottawa route is part of the Eastern Triangle, Canada’s busiest air corridor that also has connections on to Montreal further east.

The Flight from Toronto to Ottawa

Ottawa lies northeast of Toronto and after taking off your plane will head along the northern shore of Lake Ontario before heading inland in a straight line towards Macdonald-Cartier International.

As the flight is a relatively short one, planes tend to fly at around 24,000 feet, much lower than for longer journeys, and after reaching a top speed of up to 500mph your aircraft will gradually decrease speed as it glides in towards Ottawa. This helps save fuel and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Although the flight time is around an hour, the plane will only be in the air for 45 minutes. The rest of the time is spent taxiing to and from the arrival and departure gates. A variety of different aircraft operate between Toronto and Ottawa: there are jets, such as the Boeing 737, and propeller planes, like the Bombardier Dash 8.

Although the flight is domestic, it is still a good idea to arrive at the airport and check in at least an hour before you are due to take off. If you have baggage make sure luggage is included in the ticket price – some airlines charge extra for checked bags.

You will also need some form of photo ID to board the plane, and non-Canadian citizens should bring their passport.

Even taking travel time to and from the airport into account, flying is the quickest way to get from Toronto to Ottawa – trains take more than four hours and the drive can take even longer, depending on traffic.

Toronto Pearson International is located 14 miles northwest of downtown. There are trains, buses, cabs and there is plenty of parking available if you are driving. The airport is the biggest in Canada, with 50 million passengers a year, and there are dozens of shops and restaurants where you can relax before your flight.

Billy Bishop Airport is even more central, it’s on Toronto Island in Lake Ontario just two miles from downtown.

On arrival at Macdonald-Cartier International in Ottawa you can take a bus, shuttle or cab into the city center which is just six miles away. There are also hire car facilities, but if you want to reserve a vehicle you can do so when you book your flight with Orbitz.

Other Flight Destinations in Quebec

If you want to explore the region around Ottawa, or are looking for cheap flights to destinations in Quebec, then consider the following:

Flights from Toronto to Montreal

Flights from Toronto to Quebec City

Flights from Toronto to Ottawa - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Toronto to Ottawa?

Start packing those bags, because there are a couple of carriers that offer nonstop flights from Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) to Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.). You can book a seat with Air Canada and WestJet.

What is the shortest flight from Toronto to Ottawa?

If the weather is good and there are no unexpected hiccups, you could be jetting into Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.) from Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) in only 1 hour. With such a speedy flight time, contemplate traveling with carry-on luggage only.

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

There are a couple of airlines offering frequent flights from Toronto, ON Airport (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) to Ottawa, ON Airport (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.), including Air Canada (AC). A top pick for many travelers, it operates 406 flights on this route each month. Alternatively, reserve your favorite window (or aisle) seat with WestJet (WS). You'll have 298 monthly flights between Toronto (and vicinity) and Ottawa (and vicinity) to choose from with this airline.

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 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 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.