Cycling is one of the best ways to commute to and from the University of Ottawa.
Getting to and from campus
Cost: approximately $40 (from the airport to the University campus) Where: Taxis are usually parked just outside the airport in the arrivals area.
Cost: $3.60 cash (you need exact change) Where: The bus stop is just outside the arrivals area to your right when you exit the main doors.
Directions: Take Bus 97 (Bayshore direction) and get off at Laurier station.
There are also “Airport Limousine Buses” that travel to the downtown core several times an hour and stop at the main hotels downtown. The Novotel Hotel is the one closest to the University. The cost for the limousine bus is approximately $10.
Cost: approximately $15 (Train station to the University campus) Where: Taxis are usually parked just outside of the train terminal.
Cost: $3.60 cash (you need exact change) Where: When you exit the main entrance, you must cross the street and go through a pedestrian tunnel that leads to the bus stops. Wait for the bus at TRAIN 2A station.
As there are many different possible routes, we strongly suggest checking the OC Transpo website for bus schedule information and to discover all the bus routes that may lead you to campus. Here is one possible route: Take Bus 61 (Terry Fox direction) and get off at Laurier station. Time: approximately a 10-minute ride.
While at university, you may want to go back home or simply visit some other places outside Ottawa. See below for information on travel options and other resources to help you plan your trip.
Bus: The most economical way to travel to other cities, large and small, is via Greyhound.
Train: Travelling by VIA Rail is both economical and practical, allowing you to travel easily and comfortably between large cities like Toronto and Montréal.