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Low Season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
March
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
C$ 577
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 300
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York to Ottawa

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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$ 300 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Ottawa was found, on average, 31 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is September.
Morning departure is around 15% 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 New York to Ottawa Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Ottawa take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 526 km.
How many flights are there between New York and Ottawa?
There are 91 (nonstop) flights between New York and Ottawa per week, averaging 14 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Ottawa?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Porter Airlines (C$ 271), Delta (C$ 280) and WestJet (C$ 282).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York and Ottawa?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Ottawa?
United (4 times daily), Air Canada (3 times daily), SAS (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to Ottawa?
For New York to Ottawa, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Ottawa back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York to Ottawa (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
C$ 280
only
C$ 280
Newark
C$ 271
only
C$ 271
Destination
Ottawa
C$ 271
only
C$ 271
Wed, 3 Jan
EWR
YOW
4h 12m
Sun, 7 Jan
YOW
EWR
4h 20m
C$ 271
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.4

Boarding and flight were fairly smooth, the crew were friendly and the seats were comfortable.

Told that due to turbulence, no cart service would be available. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of turbulence that would prevent cart service. We did get a bag of terra chips and a small water.

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Smaller gate lounge area with lots of private space and complimentary drinks and snack. All Porter employees that I had interaction were professional and attentive to my needs

No suggestion

YOW
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

On time. Provided snacks and drinks even on a short flight. Group lobby prior to boarding provided coffee, tea, snacks, water for free.

YTZ
YQB
Excellent 9.3

This was my first time flying Porter. The flight was a reasonable price, the service was great. The aircraft was a little on the smaller side but still spacious enough for comfortable travel.

MDW
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

The earlier flight departure times are really good, the traffic is not jammed yet on the 401 and GEW. Custom waiting times are basically non existing in comparison to Pearson. Planes are relatively on time (only flew 4 times with Porte), staff is friendly. The turboprop planes have more legroom than most others. I do like them, and do recommend Porter.

Wed, 24 Jan
LGA
YOW
1h 25m
Sun, 28 Jan
YOW
LGA
1h 30m
C$ 280
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

ATL
DAB
Okay 4.0

Staff were friendly and worked hard.

Seats were very basic and not as good as the low cost carrier I normally fly out of the UK. Very old and noisy aircraft. Seemed little control over how much hand luggage passengers were bringing onto the aircraft.

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

JFK
DTW
Excellent 10.0

I got off the flight at out side,but i forgot to carried my small bag .and then the Crew returned me the bag very soon.they were very kind,thank you very much.

JFK
CUN
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak

Tue, 19 Dec
LGA
YOW
4h 13m
Wed, 20 Dec
YOW
LGA
5h 02m
C$ 282
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
YVR
YEG
Excellent 9.0

Staff were so friendly and helpful

YYC
YXJ
Excellent 8.4

I liked the flight attendants sense of humour!

YVR
YEG
Excellent 8.3

Flight was good, crew was courteous and boarded on time. Cabin space was adequate and the entertainment provided through WestJet’s app is very good.

BZE
YYZ
Okay 5.0

Good snacks $

Title says it.

LGA
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

Not applicable

Tue, 19 Dec
EWR
YOW
5h 39m
Wed, 20 Dec
YOW
EWR
1h 31m
C$ 288
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 9 Jan
EWR
YOW
3h 33m
Fri, 12 Jan
YOW
EWR
4h 35m
C$ 271
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
IAD
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Fast check in and customs lines in both airports

The chips are pretty bland. I appreciate the free refreshments, but would like a bit of choice

YTZ
EWR
Excellent 10.0

as above

YTZ
EWR
Okay 4.0

Delayed twice. No compensation for delays that resulted in hotel cancellations.

YQG
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Courteous, professional, friendly crew. Great service.

N/A

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.4

Boarding and flight were fairly smooth, the crew were friendly and the seats were comfortable.

Told that due to turbulence, no cart service would be available. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of turbulence that would prevent cart service. We did get a bag of terra chips and a small water.

Sat, 20 Jan
LGA
YOW
3h 58m
Fri, 26 Jan
YOW
LGA
5h 02m
C$ 288
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
YYC
YWG
Excellent 10.0

Friendly staff 8

YVR
YEG
Excellent 8.3

Flight was good, crew was courteous and boarded on time. Cabin space was adequate and the entertainment provided through WestJet’s app is very good.

YWG
YYZ
Good 7.6

Quick boarding, good customer service, and friendly staff.

When I booked online it was a little unclear that I would have to pay extra to check a bag. No problem but would make a better customer experience if I had been aware of this

YYZ
YYC
Mediocre 2.6

I had a very rude and mean flight attendant. I was yelled at and wasn’t offered any beverages or food afterwards. I was ending a phone call with the rcmp and without rudely hanging up on him due to my truck being stolen and being out of the country for 11 days. I was yelled at from 6 rows away in a very arrogant rude tone for the whole plane to hear. I was embarrassed and uncomfortable for the rest of the flight as well as being in a bad mood. Not being offered any beverages or food afterwards also made for a long flight. Was not impressed in the slightest as I fly with west jet every week and have never had such a rude flight attendant.

YYZ
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of room- great aircraft

Thu, 25 Jan
LGA
YOW
1h 25m
Sun, 28 Jan
YOW
LGA
1h 30m
C$ 289
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SAV
ATL
Good 7.0

The flight was on schedule

It was crowded and cramped.

AMS
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!

PHL
JFK
Excellent 9.0

We were probably in the air for 30 mins; great short flight. Plane wasn’t filled so had plenty of space.

PBI
ATL
Good 6.0

On time; safe flight

Service from boarding to landing was impersonal. No headphones etc. Etc.

LAX
HNL
Okay 5.0

The gentleman at the gate was super helpful and helped us check our bags at the gate.

Zero leg room. Zero arm room. The entertainment system did not function. No food for such a long flight unless you pay more then the food is actually worth.

Fri, 8 Dec
LGA
YOW
5h 12m
Sun, 10 Dec
YOW
LGA
4h 47m
C$ 293
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 24 Jan
EWR
YOW
3h 40m
Sun, 28 Jan
YOW
EWR
4h 35m
C$ 271
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
YTZ
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Smaller gate lounge area with lots of private space and complimentary drinks and snack. All Porter employees that I had interaction were professional and attentive to my needs

No suggestion

YQG
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Courteous, professional, friendly crew. Great service.

N/A

EWR
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

I have flown on Porter numerous time but this was the first for my family. They enjoyed the Porter lounge and convenience of flying from the Toronto island right into EWR. We were able to take the NJ Train right to Penn Station (NYC) faster than any taxi.

YTZ
YQB
Excellent 9.3

This was my first time flying Porter. The flight was a reasonable price, the service was great. The aircraft was a little on the smaller side but still spacious enough for comfortable travel.

IAD
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Fast check in and customs lines in both airports

The chips are pretty bland. I appreciate the free refreshments, but would like a bit of choice

Wed, 6 Dec
LGA
YOW
4h 13m
Thu, 7 Dec
YOW
LGA
5h 12m
C$ 294
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
YYC
YXJ
Excellent 8.4

I liked the flight attendants sense of humour!

YYZ
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of room- great aircraft

YWG
YYZ
Good 7.6

Quick boarding, good customer service, and friendly staff.

When I booked online it was a little unclear that I would have to pay extra to check a bag. No problem but would make a better customer experience if I had been aware of this

YSB
YYZ
Good 6.4

The crew was friendly and funny.

The Westjet staff at the Sudbury airport was not exactly friendly. My flight was departing at 6am, and they ask to be there 45 mins before which would have been at 5:15am, I got there at 5:20am and the gate was closed. At 5:25am an employee came to check me in but still advised me to be 45 mins in advance next time. I was only 5 mins late and they weren't even at the gate on my arrival. The security at the airport was rude.

YVR
YEG
Excellent 9.0

Staff were so friendly and helpful

Thu, 14 Dec
LGA
YOW
5h 07m
Sun, 17 Dec
YOW
LGA
5h 12m
C$ 297
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 6 Dec
EWR
YOW
5h 38m
Fri, 8 Dec
YOW
EWR
3h 40m
C$ 278
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
YOW
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

the delays both from ottawa and to dc

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Smaller gate lounge area with lots of private space and complimentary drinks and snack. All Porter employees that I had interaction were professional and attentive to my needs

No suggestion

IAD
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Fast check in and customs lines in both airports

The chips are pretty bland. I appreciate the free refreshments, but would like a bit of choice

YTZ
EWR
Excellent 10.0

as above

YTZ
YQB
Excellent 9.3

This was my first time flying Porter. The flight was a reasonable price, the service was great. The aircraft was a little on the smaller side but still spacious enough for comfortable travel.

Sat, 9 Dec
LGA
YOW
4h 38m
Tue, 12 Dec
YOW
LGA
4h 17m
C$ 294
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
YWG
YYZ
Good 7.6

Quick boarding, good customer service, and friendly staff.

When I booked online it was a little unclear that I would have to pay extra to check a bag. No problem but would make a better customer experience if I had been aware of this

YSB
YYZ
Good 6.4

The crew was friendly and funny.

The Westjet staff at the Sudbury airport was not exactly friendly. My flight was departing at 6am, and they ask to be there 45 mins before which would have been at 5:15am, I got there at 5:20am and the gate was closed. At 5:25am an employee came to check me in but still advised me to be 45 mins in advance next time. I was only 5 mins late and they weren't even at the gate on my arrival. The security at the airport was rude.

BZE
YYZ
Okay 5.0

Good snacks $

Title says it.

YEG
YMM
Good 7.6

Overall flight and connections were good. Board process was smooth and flight departed and arrived on time. Watch for baggage delays when arriving in Fort McMurray as they can sometimes be excessive. No entertainment provided on the smaller planes but most people have some form of entertainment with them.

LGA
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

Not applicable

Tue, 12 Dec
EWR
YOW
4h 33m
Sat, 16 Dec
YOW
EWR
1h 34m
C$ 303
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 12 Dec
EWR
YOW
3h 33m
Fri, 15 Dec
YOW
EWR
3h 25m
C$ 278
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
EWR
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

I have flown on Porter numerous time but this was the first for my family. They enjoyed the Porter lounge and convenience of flying from the Toronto island right into EWR. We were able to take the NJ Train right to Penn Station (NYC) faster than any taxi.

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Smaller gate lounge area with lots of private space and complimentary drinks and snack. All Porter employees that I had interaction were professional and attentive to my needs

No suggestion

IAD
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

Porter Airline was amazing!! They use glasses instead of plastic cups! Nice, cheap, on time, and free wine!

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.4

Boarding and flight were fairly smooth, the crew were friendly and the seats were comfortable.

Told that due to turbulence, no cart service would be available. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of turbulence that would prevent cart service. We did get a bag of terra chips and a small water.

YTZ
EWR
Okay 4.0

Delayed twice. No compensation for delays that resulted in hotel cancellations.

Mon, 18 Dec
LGA
YOW
3h 58m
Wed, 20 Dec
YOW
LGA
5h 02m
C$ 294
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
BZE
YYZ
Okay 5.0

Good snacks $

Title says it.

YVR
YEG
Excellent 9.0

Staff were so friendly and helpful

YYZ
YYC
Mediocre 2.6

I had a very rude and mean flight attendant. I was yelled at and wasn’t offered any beverages or food afterwards. I was ending a phone call with the rcmp and without rudely hanging up on him due to my truck being stolen and being out of the country for 11 days. I was yelled at from 6 rows away in a very arrogant rude tone for the whole plane to hear. I was embarrassed and uncomfortable for the rest of the flight as well as being in a bad mood. Not being offered any beverages or food afterwards also made for a long flight. Was not impressed in the slightest as I fly with west jet every week and have never had such a rude flight attendant.

YWG
YYZ
Good 7.6

Quick boarding, good customer service, and friendly staff.

When I booked online it was a little unclear that I would have to pay extra to check a bag. No problem but would make a better customer experience if I had been aware of this

YVR
YEG
Excellent 8.3

Flight was good, crew was courteous and boarded on time. Cabin space was adequate and the entertainment provided through WestJet’s app is very good.

Wed, 6 Dec
LGA
YOW
1h 28m
Fri, 8 Dec
YOW
LGA
1h 37m
C$ 357
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
SEA
SJC
Okay 5.6

No vegetarian options in first class.. and go go wouldn5 hook up. Flight was an hour late...but that was ok.

The pilot did a nice job of flying in and banking so we could see the view..

AMS
YYZ
Excellent 8.3

The flight attendant named Steven went so far beyond the call. He was attentive, he fixed our video system when no one else could and when he learned we were celebrating an anniversary he brought us a present. He was awesome!

PBI
ATL
Good 6.0

On time; safe flight

Service from boarding to landing was impersonal. No headphones etc. Etc.

JFK
CUN
Excellent 9.0

Entertainment and crew were great- comfortable seats, got to watch a couple of movies with headphones provided by Delta; forgot mine so I assumed I would be miserable thru the whole 4 hour flight. so glad I was wrong! Would definitely take another flight with Delta... looking into the frequent flyer program as we speak

ATL
HPN
Good 7.3

It was on time

It was crowded and cramped.

Tue, 19 Dec
EWR
YOW
4h 33m
Thu, 21 Dec
YOW
EWR
4h 55m
C$ 278
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1701 reviews
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.9
YQG
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Courteous, professional, friendly crew. Great service.

N/A

IAD
YTZ
Excellent 8.0

Fast check in and customs lines in both airports

The chips are pretty bland. I appreciate the free refreshments, but would like a bit of choice

YOW
YTZ
Excellent 10.0

the delays both from ottawa and to dc

YTZ
IAD
Excellent 8.4

Boarding and flight were fairly smooth, the crew were friendly and the seats were comfortable.

Told that due to turbulence, no cart service would be available. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of turbulence that would prevent cart service. We did get a bag of terra chips and a small water.

YTZ
YQB
Excellent 9.3

This was my first time flying Porter. The flight was a reasonable price, the service was great. The aircraft was a little on the smaller side but still spacious enough for comfortable travel.

Tue, 19 Dec
EWR
YOW
5h 33m
Tue, 26 Dec
YOW
EWR
1h 31m
C$ 315
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 28 Dec
LGA
YOW
6h 17m
Wed, 3 Jan
YOW
LGA
5h 12m
C$ 294
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3696 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.0
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.3
YYZ
YYC
Mediocre 2.6

I had a very rude and mean flight attendant. I was yelled at and wasn’t offered any beverages or food afterwards. I was ending a phone call with the rcmp and without rudely hanging up on him due to my truck being stolen and being out of the country for 11 days. I was yelled at from 6 rows away in a very arrogant rude tone for the whole plane to hear. I was embarrassed and uncomfortable for the rest of the flight as well as being in a bad mood. Not being offered any beverages or food afterwards also made for a long flight. Was not impressed in the slightest as I fly with west jet every week and have never had such a rude flight attendant.

YVR
YEG
Excellent 8.3

Flight was good, crew was courteous and boarded on time. Cabin space was adequate and the entertainment provided through WestJet’s app is very good.

YWG
YYZ
Good 7.6

Quick boarding, good customer service, and friendly staff.

When I booked online it was a little unclear that I would have to pay extra to check a bag. No problem but would make a better customer experience if I had been aware of this

YSB
YYZ
Good 6.4

The crew was friendly and funny.

The Westjet staff at the Sudbury airport was not exactly friendly. My flight was departing at 6am, and they ask to be there 45 mins before which would have been at 5:15am, I got there at 5:20am and the gate was closed. At 5:25am an employee came to check me in but still advised me to be 45 mins in advance next time. I was only 5 mins late and they weren't even at the gate on my arrival. The security at the airport was rude.

YYC
YXJ
Excellent 8.4

I liked the flight attendants sense of humour!

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