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Ottawa to Vancouver Intl Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 4h 57m
Flights Arrive in Vancouver Intl
Flights Depart from Ottawa
Flight Price C$ 559
Distance 3,552 km
Airlines Air Canada, WestJet

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Low Season:
June
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
20%
expected price increase
Average price:
C$ 595
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 563
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Ottawa to Vancouver Intl

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for C$ 562 or less.
The cheapest flight from Ottawa to Vancouver Intl was found, on average, 55 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% more expensive 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 Ottawa to Vancouver Intl Flights

How long does a flight from Ottawa to Vancouver Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 11m, covering a distance of 3552 km.
How many flights are there between Ottawa and Vancouver Intl?
There are 153 (nonstop) flights between Ottawa and Vancouver Intl per week, averaging 21 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Ottawa to Vancouver Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air Canada (C$ 559), WestJet (C$ 585) and Multiple Airlines (C$ 627).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Ottawa and Vancouver Intl?
Air Canada (6 times daily), Air New Zealand (4 times daily), Air China (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Ottawa to Vancouver Intl?
For Ottawa to Vancouver Intl, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Vancouver Intl back to Ottawa, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Ottawa
C$ 559
only
C$ 559
Destination
Vancouver
C$ 559
only
C$ 559
Thu., 9 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
6h 39m
Wed., 15 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 36m
C$ 559
Trip: 7 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYZ
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed. 3 hours on tarmac, no AC, then disembarked. Had to rebook another flight. Arrived to Vienna 9 hours late. The whole family lost one day of holidays. Will ask for compensation

YQR
YYZ
Good 7.0

Cons: Air Canada not even offering a snack on a 3 hour flight now. Ridiculous.

BOS
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I was only a few minutes late and was not allowed to check in my bag or to board the flight.

Cons: They could have let me board!!

YVR
PDX
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight itself was fine and the crew was excellent. The boarding process was efficient.

Cons: My center seat, which was assigned, put me in an extremely uncomfortable position physically for the entire 14 hour flight. My two seatmates extended physically into my space, and minimal legroom meant by knees were pressed against the seat in front. I was not happy at the lack of seat choice.

YOW
YVR
Good 7.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: There was NO complementary food for a 5 hour flight. I didn't have a credit card to purchase anything

Thu., 9 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 16m
Thu., 13 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 40m
C$ 585
Trip: 36 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
YYC
YQU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was great, the seats suck.

YXU
YYC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Brand new plane.

YYZ
LGW
Okay 5.0

Pros: Boarding was easy, crew was pretty friendly and we reached London an hour early which was brilliant.

Cons: Maybe let us know in advance that there's no TV's in the plane, or meals. Leg room for someone who's 6'4" is non existent, especially when the person in front of you puts their seat back.

CUN
YVR
Good 6.6

Pros: Super friendly, fun crew!

LAS
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seats comfy, crew excellent

Wed., 1 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
18h 00m
Wed., 8 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 37m
C$ 627
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 18 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 12m
Sat., 25 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 40m
C$ 559
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYZ
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed. 3 hours on tarmac, no AC, then disembarked. Had to rebook another flight. Arrived to Vienna 9 hours late. The whole family lost one day of holidays. Will ask for compensation

BOS
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I was only a few minutes late and was not allowed to check in my bag or to board the flight.

Cons: They could have let me board!!

YVR
DEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Good movies

Cons: Flight took 3 hours longer than expected and they lost the baggage of me and 50+ other travellers

YOW
YVR
Good 6.3

Pros: - plane had more legroom than the usual - plane left and landed on time, an always welcome outcome for an AC flight - in flight movie selection was good

Cons: - plane was overbooked, and boarding took a while - staff only offered drink refreshments (ex. coke, coffee, etc) once, rather than the usual twice. The other time they just came by with water, which the flight attendant accidentally over-poured and spilled some on the middle passenger between me and the attendant. Good thing it was only water... - more turbulence than usual, but out of the control of the pilot

YYZ
YYC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew in business class.

Sat., 11 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 16m
Sat., 18 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 40m
C$ 585
Trip: 8 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
YXU
YYC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great. I was able to watch my favourite CBC shows due to the screen on the seat in front.

Cons: Nothing really, I paid $500 for the return flight and feel I got fair value for the cost.

MIA
YYZ
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight was delayed over 2 hours at Pearson Airport.

YVR
PSP
Good 7.0

Pros: The Crew was great

Cons: Let my golf clubs fly at no charge. Seat update at check in at no charge.

LAS
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seats comfy, crew excellent

YOW
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Soft voice of flight attendants with such an early flight.

Cons: Paying for food. Paying for luggage. Movies in a loop, not on demand. Missed beginnings of all movies I watched.

Wed., 3 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 11m
Thu., 11 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
8h 16m
C$ 563
Trip: 9 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YHZ
YUL
Good 7.3

Pros: Got the seats I wanted, movies were good. Staff was friendly

Cons: In Montreal they took my carry on bag stating it was too big, I have traveled with it many many times and it always fits except the tiny planes, this was a 787. When I got on the plane many people had larger bags then mine and it was the last bag on the carousel at the other end.

YOW
YVR
Okay 5.0

Cons: Late departure

YUL
LHR
Good 6.0

Pros: The aircraft was new

Cons: The seats are horrible for long flights - they give you deep vein thrombosis as it digs into your hamstrings/thighs over time

DFW
YVR
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: I don’t usually complain, but this was probably my least comfortable flight. Not much that I liked about the flight.

Cons: Compensation or at least an apology for tv screen and air conditioning not working. The flight was hot and boring.

BOS
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I was only a few minutes late and was not allowed to check in my bag or to board the flight.

Cons: They could have let me board!!

Tue., 9 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
17h 20m
Sat., 13 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 10m
C$ 641
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 1 Jun.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
7h 56m
Wed., 12 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 40m
C$ 585
Trip: 12 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
MIA
YYZ
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight was delayed over 2 hours at Pearson Airport.

YLW
YVR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Shakespearean effort by staff

Cons: Little snack perhaps?

YYC
YQU
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was great, the seats suck.

BDA
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight and ground crew handled a cancelled flight perfectly, with good communication with the passengers, efficient handling of bag retrieval and hotel accommodation. “Rescue” flight following day was appreciated.

YVR
PSP
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew not attentive unless you were in club class

Cons: Didn’t really expect much it was okay

Thu., 4 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 11m
Thu., 11 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
8h 16m
C$ 563
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YOW
YVR
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Not a lot

Cons: It took two air hostesses two hours to service the entire cabin. There is a training issue. I would not fly air canada again.

MCO
YYZ
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: Flight was 3 hours late. Crew was disorganized & inefficient. Announcements were repetive & not helpful. Waited 2-1/2 hours on plane before departure because crew was terribly ineffective boarding passengers that were re-routed from another flight. No weather or mechanical issues, bad decisions.

LHR
YVR
Good 6.3

Pros: Food in premium economy was pretty good.

Cons: Flight was 2 hours late leaving Heathrow

YHZ
YUL
Good 7.3

Pros: Got the seats I wanted, movies were good. Staff was friendly

Cons: In Montreal they took my carry on bag stating it was too big, I have traveled with it many many times and it always fits except the tiny planes, this was a 787. When I got on the plane many people had larger bags then mine and it was the last bag on the carousel at the other end.

YOW
YVR
Good 7.6

Pros: Flight was smooth and pilot was knowledgeable

Cons: My tv screen didn't have sound !

Wed., 10 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
11h 54m
Sat., 13 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 10m
C$ 641
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 12 Jun.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 16m
Thu., 20 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 36m
C$ 585
Trip: 9 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
YXU
YYC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Brand new plane.

YYC
YOW
Good 7.0

Cons: More water and a tv like air Canada

YOW
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Soft voice of flight attendants with such an early flight.

Cons: Paying for food. Paying for luggage. Movies in a loop, not on demand. Missed beginnings of all movies I watched.

YOW
YYC
Good 7.0

Cons: More room

YXU
YYC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great. I was able to watch my favourite CBC shows due to the screen on the seat in front.

Cons: Nothing really, I paid $500 for the return flight and feel I got fair value for the cost.

Sat., 4 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 12m
Fri., 14 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 42m
C$ 564
Trip: 42 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YOW
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The plane was very new. Had a great entertainment system. Power plug ins. USB plug ins. Seats were a bit small, but when are they not?

Cons: They forgot to bring me dinner then when I finally got someone's attention they told me they had given away ALL the dinners. How is that even possible? In the end they gave me a first class meal so not bad.

YYZ
RSW
Good 7.6

Cons: The flight was fine, but the aircraft arrived 3 hours late. That’s a long wait.

YOW
YVR
Good 7.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: There was NO complementary food for a 5 hour flight. I didn't have a credit card to purchase anything

YYZ
STL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew.

Cons: Would have liked some better movie choices.

PVR
YUL
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight itself was fine but AC could splurge for a gate rather than bussing our to the tarmac

Cons: The enertainment system was down for over half the passengers and only returned to spotty functionality two thirds of the way through the flight. I gather after some other passengers disconnected. Clearly the system didn’t have enough bandwidth to support all 350 passengers. and why no wifi?

Sat., 15 Jun.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 16m
Wed., 26 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 17m
C$ 587
Trip: 12 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
YVR
PSP
Good 7.0

Pros: The Crew was great

Cons: Let my golf clubs fly at no charge. Seat update at check in at no charge.

MCO
YYC
Okay 4.0

Cons: The flight was delayed for over 2 hours without explanation or apology. The entertainment system did not work on my computer. Either the system was not working properly and/or the troubleshooting instructions were incorrect. This was a five hour flight with no entertainment, in a cramped seat.

YXU
YYC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great. I was able to watch my favourite CBC shows due to the screen on the seat in front.

Cons: Nothing really, I paid $500 for the return flight and feel I got fair value for the cost.

YXC
YYC
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Crew was funny and friendly and efficient

Cons: I dunno if it's something WestJet rules dictate for landing, but EVERY WestJet flight I've been on, the landing into YXJ is short and very hard!! I'm NOT at all an AC fan, but AC, CMA all land longer and MUCH smoother...in all weather conditions

SJO
YYZ
Okay 5.6

Pros: The bathroom was extremely cramped! No TV available on long flight.

Cons: I signed up for a wheelchair when I purchased my ticket. There was a delay getting me a wheelchair in San Jose to get to my gate. After landing in Toronto there was not a wheelchair waiting at the plane exit. There was a wheelchair inside the airport - but no one available to push it!

Thu., 11 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
7h 45m
Sat., 13 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 10m
C$ 669
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 8 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
5h 12m
Fri., 14 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 42m
C$ 564
Trip: 38 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
CUN
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight itself was great but we waited 1.5 hours in Toronto on the tarmac waiting for a gate to clear. Unacceptable

YOW
YVR
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed flight, nearly missed connection, lost luggage, inconsiderate staff

YOW
MCO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: There was no coffee or tea available on the flight

PDX
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: the entertainment and food was good

Cons: our flight attendants were mostly absent -- the other side of the aisle had much more attentive attendants

YQR
YYZ
Good 7.0

Cons: Air Canada not even offering a snack on a 3 hour flight now. Ridiculous.

Wed., 10 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
8h 38m
Sat., 20 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 36m
C$ 588
Trip: 11 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
YYZ
YVR
Okay 4.4

Pros: Crew was great.

Cons: In flight entertainment was poor. Seat was poor.

LAS
YVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seats comfy, crew excellent

YOW
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: safe flight comfortable seats but not much room

Cons: limited leg room

MIA
YYZ
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight was delayed over 2 hours at Pearson Airport.

YYZ
LAS
Good 7.0

Cons: Issue handling for delay

Mon., 8 Apr.
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
15h 48m
Sat., 13 Apr.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 10m
C$ 673
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 9 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
7h 29m
Fri., 14 Jun.
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 42m
C$ 564
Trip: 37 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYZ
SJO
Good 6.6

Cons: The flight was late arriving, so consequently we had to pay a taxi to hotel, as shuttle had finished for the night. Air Canada staff let people know 10 mins prior to boarding that we needed the app to view movies in-flight. Most people couldn't download quick enough, & airport Wifi was not optimal

YYZ
SKB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Check in was just awful. Then a three hour delay and no one was forthcoming.

LHR
YVR
Good 6.3

Pros: Food in premium economy was pretty good.

Cons: Flight was 2 hours late leaving Heathrow

IAD
YYZ
Good 6.0

Cons: AC would always delay

YUL
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food could be improved!

Thu., 16 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
15h 18m
Sat., 25 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
4h 40m
C$ 607
Trip: 10 days
8.8ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.8 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.2
MCO
YYC
Okay 4.0

Cons: The flight was delayed for over 2 hours without explanation or apology. The entertainment system did not work on my computer. Either the system was not working properly and/or the troubleshooting instructions were incorrect. This was a five hour flight with no entertainment, in a cramped seat.

CUN
YYZ
Okay 5.0

Cons: Both flights delayed

YXC
YYC
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Crew was funny and friendly and efficient

Cons: I dunno if it's something WestJet rules dictate for landing, but EVERY WestJet flight I've been on, the landing into YXJ is short and very hard!! I'm NOT at all an AC fan, but AC, CMA all land longer and MUCH smoother...in all weather conditions

YVR
PVR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Fantastic crew!

YYZ
LAS
Good 7.0

Cons: Issue handling for delay

Thu., 23 May
YOW
Ottawa
YVR
Vancouver Intl
6h 48m
Fri., 31 May
YVR
Vancouver Intl
YOW
Ottawa
6h 42m
C$ 564
Trip: 9 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YOW
YVR
Good 7.3

Cons: Audio jack for entertainment weren't working.

LHR
YVR
Good 6.3

Pros: Food in premium economy was pretty good.

Cons: Flight was 2 hours late leaving Heathrow

YYZ
SKB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Check in was just awful. Then a three hour delay and no one was forthcoming.

YYZ
YUL
Good 6.0

Cons: improve the accompaniment of the drink

YVR
PDX
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight itself was fine and the crew was excellent. The boarding process was efficient.

Cons: My center seat, which was assigned, put me in an extremely uncomfortable position physically for the entire 14 hour flight. My two seatmates extended physically into my space, and minimal legroom meant by knees were pressed against the seat in front. I was not happy at the lack of seat choice.

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