Car Rental Ottawa Airport (YOW)

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Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$31.15 / per day
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$36.48 / per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Alamo
$57.99 / per day
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Europcar
$64.49 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
National
$77.36 / per day
Standard
Honda Civic or similar
Honda Civic
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$32.75 / per day
Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$35.95 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$70.52 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$38.25 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
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
0.0–0.15%
Ottawa Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Ottawa Airport is also known as Macdonald–Cartier International Airport or L'aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier.

Top international routes

  • Toronto
  • Halifax
  • Montreal
  • New York City
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary

Main airlines

Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet, Sunwing Airlines, and Air Transat

Terminals

Ottawa Airport has a single passenger terminal building on three levels, which serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

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.

Most popular types of rental car

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

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)

Airport info

Rating
8.3
  • Getting to the airport 6.5
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.5
  • Lounge 5.9

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
  • 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

Top 20 Locations near Ottawa Airport

  1. 137.7 km / 85.5 miles away
  2. 157.0 km / 97.6 miles away
  3. 344.8 km / 214.2 miles away
  4. 357.6 km / 222.2 miles away
  5. 373.9 km / 232.4 miles away
  6. 409.5 km / 254.4 miles away
  7. 499.8 km / 310.6 miles away
  8. 583.2 km / 362.4 miles away
  9. 669.6 km / 416.1 miles away
  10. 769.6 km / 478.2 miles away
  11. 862.7 km / 536.1 miles away
  12. 1086.8 km / 675.3 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $27.18 per day
    1219.5 km / 757.8 miles away
  14. 1646.1 km / 1022.8 miles away
  15. 1684.9 km / 1046.9 miles away
  16. 1772.7 km / 1101.5 miles away
  17. 2216.7 km / 1377.4 miles away
  18. 2374.6 km / 1475.5 miles away
  19. 2744.9 km / 1705.6 miles away

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
$31.33
January
$31.55
February
$22.05
March
$38.76
April
$27.57
May
$64.39
June
$46.14
July
$47.67
August
$64.68
September
$61.18
October
$77.36
November
$77.36
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Ottawa Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $22.05. You can see that this is 55% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $77.36 for a Compact class). 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 length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 28 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length at Ottawa Airport
7
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
9
June
8
July
7
August
11
September
5
October
15
November
28
December

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 September.
Ottawa Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
107%
January
92%
February
99%
March
114%
April
146%
May
171%
June
229%
July
239%
August
September
October
November
December

Our Customers Reviews

March 29, 2019
The Routes is off site of airport and so your rates are reflective of that. The staff are always more than willing to give me something better. My Jeep Wrangler was much appreciated during this weather in Ottawa. The staff extending my contract easily at the best online rate for me also is so much appreciated

Top 7 Suppliers for Ottawa Airport in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
001 613 737 7264
1003 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, Ontario
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
6137377023
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PRIVATE,
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
613-523-3003
2644 LEITRIM RD.
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
001 613 667 9394
1749 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z4
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8
001 613 523 3003
2644 Leitrim Rd. Ottawa, K1T3V3
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
613-667-9394, 613-667-9397
1749 Bank Street
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.1
001 613 523 3003 / 001 613 822 1639
2644 Leitrim Road, Ottawa

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