International - Ottawa

Transit

Travel Options

When you first arrive in Canada, it might take a little while to adjust to how to access various methods of transportation. Lambton College has outlined a few options:

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Transportation - Montreal to Ottawa

Montreal is approximately 2.5 hours (200 km) from Ottawa. International students flying into Montreal can either transfer to Ottawa International Airport (YOW) or take ground transportation.

Flights
When arranging your airline tickets to Canada, you can include a transfer to Ottawa International Airport (YOW). Two airlines provide service to between Montreal and Ottawa:

VIA Rail
For departure schedules and booking, please refer to the VIA Rail Website.
Orleans Express
Orleans Express provides effective and reliable bus transportation service from Montreal to Ottawa. For departure locations and schedules refer to Orleans Express.
Federal Limousine
Provides professional chauffeured limousine service in Ottawa. Federal Limousine will work with students to arrange pick-up from Montreal and drop-offs locally in Ottawa. For more information, Pearson Airport and drop-ops locally in Ottawa. For more information visit the Federal Limousine website.

Transportation - Toronto to Ottawa

Toronto is approximately 5 hours (450 km) from Ottawa. International students flying into Toronto can either transfer to the Ottawa International Airport (YOW) or take ground transportation.

Flights
When arranging your airline tickets to Canada, you can include a transfer to the Ottawa International Airport (YOW). Three airlines provide service to Ottawa:

VIA Rail
From Toronto Pearson, students can take the UP Express to Union Station:

  • The UP Express is located in Terminal 1 at the Pearson Airport - next to the Terminal Link Train.
  • The Link provides transfers - free of charge - between Terminal 1 and 3.
  • It is highly recommended you pre-book for both the VIA Rail and the UP Express.
  • VIA Rail trains depart from Union Station (55 Front Street W) and arrive at Ottawa Train Station (200 Tremblay Road).
Flix
Flix provides bus transportation service from Toronto to Ottawa. For departure locations and schedules visit the Flix website.
Megabus
Megabus provides bus transportation service from Toronto to Ottawa. For departure locations and schedules refer to the Megabus website.
Federal Limousine
Provides professional chauffeured limousine service to Ottawa. Federal Limousine will work with student to arrange pick-up at Pearson Airport and drop-ops locally in Ottawa. For more information, visit the Federal Limousine website.
Alternative Options
In addition to the above options, students can also look into the following ride share options:

Ottawa Airport

There are some international airlines that fly directly into Ottawa International Airport (YOW). Please check with your travel agent regarding this option.

Local Transportation

OC Transpo

It is the primary public bus transport service available for commuting in Ottawa. For more information about planning a trip, fares, maps, and transit updates visit the OC Transpo website.

Students can purchase an OC Transpo Pass from the Presto website.

Students can also pay by tapping debit or credit cars on OC Transpo.

EquiPass

Low income users can access the EquiPass - for more information or assistance, contact aakash.kapuria@lambtoncollege.ca.

O-Train

An electric light rial service that connect 13 stations from Tunney's Pasture to Blair. For more information about planning a trip, fares, maps, and transit updates, visit the O-Train website.

Transit Apps

Transit apps make it easy to use the bus. See what is available with some of the following apps:

Taxi & Ride Share Services

Students can travel within Ottawa by booking a taxi or using a ride share app.

Parking Services

Parking in Ottawa

Parking is available at Saint Paul University. To purchase an annual parking permit or to view hourly and daily parking raters, please visit the Saint Paul University Parking website. Parking passes are valid between September 1 and August 31 and cannot be pro-rated.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us:

Lambton College Ottawa

CENTRE FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

223 Rue Main Street

Ottawa ON, K1S 1C4