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Chicago to Ottawa Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Ottawa
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price C$ 358
Distance 1,035 km
Airlines Porter Airlines, Delta

Good to Know

Low Season:
December
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
April
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
C$ 197
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 188
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Ottawa

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 188 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Ottawa was found, on average, 63 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is December.
Morning departure is around 26% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Chicago to Ottawa Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Ottawa take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 47m, covering a distance of 1035 km.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Ottawa?
There are 107 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Ottawa per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Ottawa?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Porter Airlines (C$ 358) and Delta (C$ 571)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Ottawa?
Air Canada (5 times daily), United (5 times daily), ANA (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Chicago to Ottawa?
For Chicago to Ottawa, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Ottawa back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Chicago to Ottawa (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Chicago
C$ 571
only
C$ 571
C$ 358
only
C$ 358
Destination
Ottawa
C$ 358
only
C$ 358
Sat, 3 Nov
MDW
Chicago Midway
YOW
Ottawa
4h 44m
Tue, 6 Nov
YOW
Ottawa
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 15m
C$ 358
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,127 reviews
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.8
EWR
YTZ
Good 6.3

Snack selection and free alcohol is good and unique; Porter is great for these short trips.

I like the comfortable seats and the 2-2 configuration (no middle seats) but hate the no overhead space.

YUL
YTZ
Excellent 8.6

Friendly crew, comfortable seats, leg room is really good and snacks.

Delayed flight 45 minutes

EWR
YTZ
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Wasn’t warned on website about applying for ETA. Airline didn’t accommodate me in this situation and proceed to charge me $100 to change my flight.

EWR
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

Changed and Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto. Porter has a great little facility there that really treats the passengers well. Both flights to and from Toronto were great.

Changed and Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto. Porter has a great little facility there that really treats the passengers well. Both flights to and from Toronto were great.

YTZ
IAD
Good 6.0

Nothing particularly good about this airline.

Flights are always delayed. You can just look up their average delay and compare it to other airlines. This last time, my flight was 4 hours delayed, which was announced by 30 minutes increments.

Thu, 25 Oct
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
YOW
Ottawa
6h 56m
Sun, 28 Oct
YOW
Ottawa
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
4h 38m
C$ 571
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,213 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
SEA
ORD
Good 6.6

Clean plane, the seat felt roomy. Smooth ride and the captain communicated clearly.

It felt super hot and I wish there was food included in such a long flight.

PWM
ATL
Excellent 10.0

With all the competition among airlines and the cutbacks we suffer as customers Delta manages to make you feel like you matter still. Timely boarding, actual help with finding seats making boarding efficient (not just hurrying you along), updates from the cockpit that you could hear and understand, multiple choices in snacks-one even a healthy option, staff that was friendly and interested in making it a good experience not one that seemed bothered they had to work.

AUS
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Flying and going fast, plus the people are kool too.

That it was a short trip.

DTW
ROC
Mediocre 2.0

Missed connection

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Food was good, boarding was fast and efficient

Smallest seats I’ve seen in a while. Very uncomfortable. Still haven’t announced baggage carousel but that’s jfk for ya. WiFi didn’t work on flight either.

Fri, 19 Oct
MDW
Chicago Midway
YOW
Ottawa
5h 34m
Sun, 21 Oct
YOW
Ottawa
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 25m
C$ 366
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,127 reviews
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.8
EWR
YTZ
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Wasn’t warned on website about applying for ETA. Airline didn’t accommodate me in this situation and proceed to charge me $100 to change my flight.

YTZ
IAD
Good 6.0

Nothing particularly good about this airline.

Flights are always delayed. You can just look up their average delay and compare it to other airlines. This last time, my flight was 4 hours delayed, which was announced by 30 minutes increments.

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Seats , hostess good

YUL
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

The hostess, seats,the peanuts

EWR
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

The courteous and helpful nature of both the ground staff and the crew. The Coffee was super.

No Complaints whatsoever

Fri, 28 Sep
MDW
Chicago Midway
YOW
Ottawa
3h 47m
Sun, 30 Sep
YOW
Ottawa
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 32m
C$ 414
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,127 reviews
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.8
EWR
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

The courteous and helpful nature of both the ground staff and the crew. The Coffee was super.

No Complaints whatsoever

YTZ
IAD
Good 6.0

Nothing particularly good about this airline.

Flights are always delayed. You can just look up their average delay and compare it to other airlines. This last time, my flight was 4 hours delayed, which was announced by 30 minutes increments.

YTZ
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

late and no apologies

YOW
YHZ
Excellent 10.0

Staff was curtious and helpful. Also enjoyed free snacks

No charge port or app to watch movies

YUL
YHZ
Good 6.3

There is only 1 lavatory on the plane and early in the flight they had to shut it down! Luckily there were no incidents but how can you not have a working lavatory?! What would they do if someone really had to go?

Fri, 30 Nov
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
YOW
Ottawa
6h 50m
Mon, 3 Dec
YOW
Ottawa
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
9h 42m
C$ 573
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,213 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
ATL
SAT
Excellent 10.0

With all the competition among airlines and the cutbacks we suffer as customers Delta manages to make you feel like you matter still. Timely boarding, actual help with finding seats making boarding efficient (not just hurrying you along), updates from the cockpit that you could hear and understand, multiple choices in snacks-one even a healthy option, staff that was friendly and interested in making it a good experience not one that seemed bothered they had to work.

SFO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Food was good, boarding was fast and efficient

Smallest seats I’ve seen in a while. Very uncomfortable. Still haven’t announced baggage carousel but that’s jfk for ya. WiFi didn’t work on flight either.

AMS
JFK
Good 7.0

Pilot welcome to the plan was very nice seats was comfortable food was good

Crew attaitude is not really pleasant with passengers

AUS
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Flying and going fast, plus the people are kool too.

That it was a short trip.

MOB
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Wait time because of Atlanta crowding.Re:hurricaine?

Fri, 28 Sep
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
YOW
Ottawa
6h 13m
Mon, 1 Oct
YOW
Ottawa
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
4h 12m
C$ 707
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,213 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
MOB
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Wait time because of Atlanta crowding.Re:hurricaine?

ATL
SAT
Excellent 10.0

With all the competition among airlines and the cutbacks we suffer as customers Delta manages to make you feel like you matter still. Timely boarding, actual help with finding seats making boarding efficient (not just hurrying you along), updates from the cockpit that you could hear and understand, multiple choices in snacks-one even a healthy option, staff that was friendly and interested in making it a good experience not one that seemed bothered they had to work.

DTW
ROC
Mediocre 2.0

Missed connection

SAN
DTW
Mediocre 3.3

Very late .missed connection. Agents in Detroit were worthless to get us on different connection

SEA
ORD
Good 6.6

Clean plane, the seat felt roomy. Smooth ride and the captain communicated clearly.

It felt super hot and I wish there was food included in such a long flight.

Tue, 18 Sep
MDW
Chicago Midway
YOW
Ottawa
5h 14m
Thu, 20 Sep
YOW
Ottawa
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 32m
C$ 649
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,127 reviews
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.8
EWR
YTZ
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Wasn’t warned on website about applying for ETA. Airline didn’t accommodate me in this situation and proceed to charge me $100 to change my flight.

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Seats , hostess good

EWR
YTZ
Good 6.3

Snack selection and free alcohol is good and unique; Porter is great for these short trips.

I like the comfortable seats and the 2-2 configuration (no middle seats) but hate the no overhead space.

YTZ
YUL
Good 7.6

Nice quick flight - very comfortable.

YUL
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

The hostess, seats,the peanuts

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