Car rental - Ottawa, Ottawa Airport (YOW)
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Airport Car Rental
Ottawa Airport is also known as Macdonald–Cartier International Airport or L'aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier.
Top international routes
- New York City
Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet, Sunwing Airlines, and Air Transat
Ottawa Airport has a single passenger terminal building on three levels, which serves all domestic and international flights.
Ottawa Airport is about 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city center. Routes 79, 417, and 83 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.
Top car rental companies
Europcar, Alamo, National, and ACE Rent a Car
Car rental desks
Most, although not all, are on level 1 of the car park right next to the airport.
Services and Facilities
You’ll find quite a lot of shops, most of them in the departures area on level 2 where duty-free outlets are also located. There are also many cafés, snack bars, and restaurants, as well as ATMs, an on-site hotel, nursing rooms, a children’s play area, pet relief area, an observation deck, and an interfaith chapel. Luggage storage, located in the arrivals hall of level 1, is open 24/7. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.
Nearest gas station
Petro-Canada at 690 Hunt Club Road can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Ottawa Airport and on the way to the city.
Popular one-way rentals
- Toronto (440 km / 273 mi)
- New York City (708 km / 440 mi)
- Montreal (196 km / 122 mi)
- Detroit (794 km / 493 mi)
- Halifax Airport (1,444 km / 897 mi)
- Quebec City (456 km / 283 mi)
Average car rental length
Economy car rental price
$35.05 / per day
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
Ottawa Airport (YOW)
- IATA: YOW
- ICAO: CYOW
- Airport name: Ottawa Airport (YOW)
- Airport type: Public / Civil
- Airport Size: Large Airport
- Elevation AMSL: 115 m / 377 ft
- Runway Surface:
- Aircraft movements (per year): 153,347
- Passengers (per year): 4,743,091
- Distance from City: 6.2 miles / 10 km S of town
- Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
- Phone: (613) 248-2000
When are car rental prices cheapest at Ottawa Airport?
The cost of renting a car at Ottawa Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Ottawa Airport
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Ottawa Airport is March when prices for Economy start from $22.52. You can see that this is 49% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 66% cheaper than renting a car in September (when rental prices start at $66.05 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!
What’s the most popular rental length at Ottawa Airport?
Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 9 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length at Ottawa Airport
Which is the busiest car rental month at Ottawa Airport?
Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Ottawa Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Ottawa Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
Top 20 Locations near Ottawa Airport
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Top 6 Best Ottawa Airport Suppliers in 2018
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PRIVATE, NATIONAL CAR RENTAL
1749 BANK ST.
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PRIVATE,
+1 613 523 3003
2644 Leitrim Rd. Ottawa, K1T3V3
Ace Rent a car
1749 Bank Street
Nu Car Rentals
001 613 523 3003
2644 LEITRIM RD.
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