Car Rental at Ottawa Airport

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Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$94.81 per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$139.45 per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$160.18 per day
Standard
Honda Civic or similar
Honda Civic
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$144.06 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact
Toyota CH-R or similar
Toyota CH-R
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$192.63 / per day
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$241.16 / per day
Full-size Elite
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$265.89 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$464.71 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2022-12-05. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$212.86 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%
Rating
9.8
Ottawa Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of Canada is not as famous as Toronto or Montreal, but can be a very fun place to visit - if you know where to look. Not only the location of the Canadian government, it boasts quality museums and a busy cultural scene. Located on the border between Ontario and Quebec, it is also near a number of fun day trip destinations. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Ottawa:

  • Parliament Hill. Home of the Parliament of Canada and other government and legislative buildings, the Parliament Hill is rightfully the most famous part of Ottawa. Spectacularly located on the Ottawa river, the area is known for its Gothic revival architecture and landmarks. Tours of the Parliament are available in both English and French.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature. One of the best things about Ottawa is its many high-quality museums, and there’s no better place to start exploring them than the Canadian Museum of Nature. More than 160 years old, the museum has nearly 15 million exhibits on display as a part of the permanent collection, and also hosts many rotating exhibitions dedicated to all things wild.
  • Gatineau Park. Located in the neighboring Province of Quebec, but only a 20 minute drive north of Ottawa, Gatineau Park is one of the nicest green areas in the immediate vicinity of the capital. Characterized by its hills, woodlands, and lakes, as well as a network of hiking trails and wildlife like white-tailed deer and turkey vultures, it has all the necessary ingredients for a relaxing day outdoors. The park is said to be especially scenic during the autumn months.

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

  • Large cars - from $190 per day
  • Medium cars - from $112 per day
  • Vans - from $465 per day
  • Premium cars - from $241 per day
  • Small cars - from $139 per day
  • SUVs - from $217 per day

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). The most populous city of Canada, Toronto is a hub of business, culture, and innovation. Travelers love its many museums like the Art Gallery of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum dedicated to the province of Toronto and Ottawa, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Other landmarks include the CN Tower and the Toronto City Hall.
  • New York City (708 km / 440 mi). The largest city of the neighboring United States, Big Apple is a destination like no other. There are more world-famous landmarks than it’s possible to mention, but visiting the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square should be on every traveler’s agenda. To go from Canada to the USA, you’ll need to cross the international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Also, make sure you don’t need a visa to visit the USA.
  • Montreal (196 km / 122 mi). The largest city of the neighboring Quebec Province and also the largest French-speaking city in the Americas, Montreal is a classy and sophisticated destination. Full of museums, well-preserved architecture, and performance venues, it has enough attractions to keep you entertained for days.
  • Detroit (794 km / 493 mi). The largest city of the US state of Michigan has been through ups and downs, but during the last decade has started to reinvent itself. There are many things for a traveler to enjoy here, from historic city areas to museums dedicated to Detroit’s great industrial and musical past. As with New York, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border with the USA.
  • Halifax (1,444 km / 897 mi). Something of an unknown quantity to international travelers, the capital of Nova Scotia can be a great travel destination if you give it a chance. Landmarks include the Halifax Citadel, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the city’s beautiful waterfront.
  • Quebec City (456 km / 283 mi). The capital of Quebec Province, Quebec City is one of the most picturesque cities in Canada. The Citadel, the Palace of Justine, and Chateau Frontenac are some examples of its iconic architecture. If you're interested in Franco-Canadian culture, this is the right place to visit - in Quebec City, it remains even stronger than in Montreal.

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
  • Name: Ottawa Airport (YOW)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 153,347
  • Passengers (per year): 4,743,091
  • Distance from city: 6.2 miles / 10 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: (613) 248-2000

Top 19 Locations near Ottawa Airport

  1. 129.4 km / 80.4 miles away
  2. 152.1 km / 94.5 miles away
  3. 152.2 km / 94.6 miles away
  4. 192.4 km / 119.6 miles away
  5. 339.9 km / 211.2 miles away
  6. 355.7 km / 221.0 miles away
  7. 364.0 km / 226.2 miles away
  8. 368.1 km / 228.7 miles away
  9. 420.8 km / 261.5 miles away
  10. 519.8 km / 323.0 miles away
  11. 592.5 km / 368.2 miles away
  12. 679.7 km / 422.4 miles away
  13. 712.7 km / 442.8 miles away
  14. 765.1 km / 475.4 miles away
  15. 856.7 km / 532.3 miles away
  16. 881.4 km / 547.7 miles away
  17. Car Rental at Halifax Port from $47.68 per day
    952.9 km / 592.1 miles away
  18. 1084.5 km / 673.9 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $111.34 per day
    1213.4 km / 754.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$29.37
January
$29.58
February
$20.67
March
$36.34
April
$25.85
May
$60.36
June
$43.25
July
$44.69
August
$60.64
September
$57.36
October
$72.52
November
$72.52
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Ottawa Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $20.67. You can see that this is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $72.52 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
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.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
107%
January
92%
February
99%
March
114%
April
146%
May
171%
June
229%
July
239%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 Vans
Alamo Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
Alamo Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
Avis Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 Vans
Avis Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Georgia
Kia Forte
November 8, 2022
Nigeria park and Omega Park, they have been the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Looooooove Canada
Canada
Toyota Corolla
September 29, 2022
I achieved my aim in spite of the rain.
Canada
Toyota Corolla Sedan
February 24, 2020
Very easy to find your way around with a gps system Downtown parking can be a pick of a challenge
Canada
Nissan Rogue
February 11, 2020
Keep extra time in hand as you might end up getting the gas tank loaded before you start your drive.
Canada
Toyota Corolla Sedan
January 4, 2020
Will do
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Advance
October 8, 2019
Great people/service.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
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
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Caravan
September 14, 2018
Beautiful city

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.76 / 10
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
8.28 / 10
Total number of reviews
6
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$212.86
Lowest daily price
$19.28
Total cars available
28

Top 9 Suppliers at Ottawa Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 2 reviews
+16137377264
1003 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, Ontario
$139 - $373
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6
6135213332
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
6132480005
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PVT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:30-23:00
Sun:07:30-23:00
National
Excellent 8.6
6137377023
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PRIVATE,
$160 - $385
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+16135214844
1003 Airport Parkway
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:15
Tue:08:00-23:15
Wed:08:00-23:15
Thu:08:00-23:15
Fri:08:00-23:15
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-23:15
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4
+16137393334
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:15
Tue:08:00-23:15
Wed:08:00-23:15
Thu:08:00-23:15
Fri:08:00-23:15
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-23:15
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4
6135213332
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:07:30-23:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
+16138222409 / +330176660251
2644 Leitrim Rd,Gloucester, ON K1T 3V3
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Routes Car Rental
Excellent 8.3 / 174 reviews
+16135233003 / +16138222409
2644 Leitrim Rd. Ottawa, K1T3V3
$95 - $465
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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