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Low season

JulyBest time to beat the crowds (28% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

C$ 651(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

C$ 623or less

Good deal one-way

C$ 313or less

When to book flights from Ottawa to Vancouver

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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$ 313 or less one-way and C$ 623 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Ottawa to Vancouver was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 45% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Your flight from Ottawa to Vancouver will arrive at the domestic flights terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR). If this is a connecting flight, the international fligthts terminal is within walking distance in the same main terminal building.
  • Unless you're travelling with a lot of luggage that may potentially make travelling more challenging, the easiest way to go from the airport to the city centre is by taking the Canada Line express train to downtown Vancouver (30min) or downtown Richmond (18min). A one-way ticket costs C$ 9.50.
  • If you’ve arranged with your accommodation for a complimentary shuttle to pick you up from the airport, all vehicles, regardless of which hotel they service, pick up passengers on the green canopy area outside level 1 of the domestic flight’s terminal. In case of a delay or a no-show, use one of the courtesy phones available nearby.
  • For passengers in need of emotional support or a space to practice their faith, there’s an interfaith chapel on level 2 of the arrivals area in the international terminal, open 24/7. Volunteers are available every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • If you need to rest after your flight from Ottawa to Vancouver, book a room for four, six or eight hours at the onsite Fairmount Vancouver Airport Hotel after you’ve landed at Vancouver International Airport.
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Top 3 airlines serving Ottawa to Vancouver Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.7
WestJet
Overall score based on 8,985 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
7.1
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "I don’t like the charge for checked bag. It encourages people to bring too many and too large bags onto the plane."

Cons: "baggage tag system at CDG Pairs was lame"

Cons: "Overall it was good"

Cons: "My seats were preassigned and at 24 hour check In you have to pay to change from economy to economy into a available seat. Make no sense and is rude. Very disappointed in WestJet and I’m anElite member."

Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Very informed process of why delays were happening."

Pros: "All westjet workers are amazing. Starting from the people at the front desk, the crews on the plan and the people that give direction."

Pros: "Airplane was comfortable."
Cons: "4.5 hr delay in Hong Kong airport."

Cons: "More room"

Cons: "Seats are so small"

Pros: "I booked Cathay pacific but they changed to China Southern without any notification."

Cons: "Choosing my seats without paying extra."

Cons: "Delays left us in the plane for almost 1 1/2 hours before leaving Toronto."

Pros: "Nice new 737 max aircraft"

Pros: "Horrible check in"
Cons: "Rude staff"

Cons: "Food not so great Also wanted music. Was none"

Cons: "Tiny chairs"

Pros: "I enjoyed the WestJet app for movies. Really great for me and my daughter. Also the McDonald’s coffee ✅"

Pros: "helped me find my bag when another airline lost it."

Pros: "The wifi inflight service"
Cons: "No food, only snacks."

Cons: "the 3 hr security line up"

Pros: "Everything,."
Cons: "Too short"

Pros: "I got off in Edmonton changed gates, and was back on the plane for the last leg of my journey home. Staff again were very helpful! Thanks again WestJet! Christine S North Vancouver"

Pros: "They brought the movie thingy out right away and managed to watch 2 movies made the whole trip thanks west jet"
Cons: "Always the food seems like every sandwich has cheese in it or sausages. Meat both have dairy and I have dairy allergies it makes it hard how about a good old tuna sandwich (not old) u just get a well made sticker and put it on the old menu"

Pros: "Very helpful employees letting us know procedure of bosrding"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Staff at WestJet are the best!"

Pros: "Stewardess let me change seats to a cooler part of the cabin at the back of the plane."
Cons: "The air temperature in the cabin was too hot."

Cons: "To be honest, our stuartess was very abrasive. To everyone."

Cons: "No access to free WiFi."

Cons: "Havent left Prince George yet still sitting on ground"

Pros: "Overall everything"

Pros: "No Comments."
Cons: "The Female Stewardesses either conveniently did not see me sitting in the middle row seats, or perhaps had other alternative means. I felt totally and absolutely ignored, particularly when Meals and Beverages were being served."

Cons: "."

Pros: "Stayed patient with the large, young group aboard. Didn't let that stress bleed over to other passengers"

Pros: "Staff"

Cons: "Got there 2 minutes after check in closed and wouldn't let us fly"

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."

Pros: "It was fast, friendly and over all made me impressed."

Cons: "6 hours delay"

Pros: "This was my first experience with West jet -- and it compares favorably with USA Southwest which is my preferred domestic airline."

Cons: "Was too hot"

Pros: "The attendants were very cordial and considerate."
Cons: "My son did not do well with the food on the trip. He became ill. The food did not smell particularly delicious."

Pros: "It was a good experience and I will fly them again!"

Pros: "Each seat has an electric plug with a USB port. The plug itself seems to work with an international electric adapter but the USB port came in handy."

Pros: "Too many delays."

Pros: "Roomier seating area in general seats. Friendliness of staff."

Pros: "Everything went off without a hitch. The plane was clean and we left early, got to where we needed to go ahead of schedule."

Pros: "Everything was okay"
Cons: "My boarding was no so good. However all went well."

Pros: "safe flight comfortable seats but not much room"
Cons: "limited leg room"

Cons: "Crowded and no food"

Pros: "The crew was friendly and tried to provide a good service."
Cons: "Wider seats and more leg room. The return trip from Ottawa to Vancouver was over $1200. I think that’s quite pricey given that any food or alcoholic beverage had to be purchased at an extra cost."

Pros: "Boarding was excellent, most of the staff except one was excellent. The flight was smooth. Got hooked on a new series that I started watching on the plane."
Cons: "The wait time between flights on the way home was brutal but you expect that if you are flying on points. What made it worse was that I had to leave the secure area and collect my bags then wait 8 hours in the airport only to go through security again. On top of that trying to get my baggage tag there was a female agent that should have retired 100 years ago directing people like it was our fault she still had to work. If you can't be nice you should not be in customer service."

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."

Cons: "Late departure"

Cons: "Flight delayed by 2 hours"

Pros: "Flight was smooth and pilot was knowledgeable"
Cons: "My tv screen didn't have sound !"

Pros: "Good boarding routine, I liked that you told people to wait their turn to board. Good entertainment options. We made it safe and sound."
Cons: "Was seated next to a crying/screaming baby for the duration of the flight (5.5 hours). Also was never offered any snacks (cookies or crackers). Landing was rougher then expected."

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"

Cons: "I am not a large person, 5'4, size 8. I was uncomfortably cramped in my seat. How do they expect normal sized humans to fit here??"

Pros: "On time, a huge variety of new movies, the meal was very good."

Cons: "Not even one single snack for free"

Cons: "Audio jack for entertainment weren't working."

Pros: "They fed us several times."
Cons: "No wifi. The seats are really uncomfortable. Delays."

Pros: "It was on time - no delays"
Cons: "Would have liked some snacks along with the drinks offered."

Pros: "Nothing specific"
Cons: "Old plane, broken headphone jack, ignorant cew"

Cons: "I paid to upgrade seating and on other airlines you get priority boarding and can store your bag in the overhead bin. Not the case with air canada...not great customer experience compared to delta or united."

Pros: "Meh."
Cons: "Video display didn't accept touch input so didn't work at all."

Pros: "It was good experience."
Cons: "Snacks could be improved."

Cons: "Lavatories didn't flash properly. No tap water"

Cons: "Lost our bags for 3days"

Pros: "Airlines keep the cabin too cold. On the domestic of the travel leg blankets were for additional pay which is crazy - I understand about meals, but blankets are required only because the conditions offered by the airline are uncomfortable. One luggage was lost, but that is now almost part of travel."

Cons: "A lady threw up on my hardcover book. And I had to move from a windo to a middle seat. Overall it was not a nice experience."

Cons: "We had a hard time reserving seats in advance"

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."

Pros: "It was better then the trip to Toronto"

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

Cons: "waiting times"

Pros: "Landing and take off"
Cons: "The fact that we couldn't get seating assignment until last minute"

Cons: "I was really upset that I found out the baggage handling broke my luggage even though I specifically marked fragile."

Cons: "Child behind me kicking seat entire time!!!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was NO complementary food for a 5 hour flight. I didn't have a credit card to purchase anything"

Cons: "No snack."

Cons: "Squeezed in like sardines. Nickled and dimed at every turn."

Cons: "Never made connecting flight due to delays on first leg of the trip. Airline was generally apathetic to situation."

Cons: "Very slow service"

Pros: "good"

Cons: "Long time to get service."

Pros: "Movies!! Newer plane too."

Pros: "Air Canada front desk people were wonderful and helpful."

Pros: "They boarded anyone carrying a musical instrument early."
Cons: "No snack; not even peanuts!"

Pros: "It was good!"

Cons: "Late!"

Pros: "ummmm"
Cons: "Late departure Schedule changes Chaotic boarding"

Pros: "on time boarding & arrivial"

Pros: "Everything was really good"

Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "We were dehydrated and the flight attendants were stingy with WATER."

Pros: "New plane lots of comfort"
Cons: "Canadian airport very confusing got lost twice even with directions."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "EVERYTHING"

Cons: "It was very cold!"

Pros: "cabin crew was friendly enough"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour on the tarmac because an engine wouldn't start!"

Pros: "Great crew, fast boarding, nearly empty plane so I had the whole three seat row to myself."
Cons: "The hydraulic pump for the inboard flaps sounded like it was on it's last legs and howled whenever adjustments were made. The cabin pressurization system whistled so loud that I had to put ear buds in to protect my hearing (just on takeoff/landing). Proper maintenance is important!"

Pros: "Comfortable seat with plenty of hip & leg room."
Cons: "Charged $35. for luggage because I didn't know I could go online with the Flair Air website & pay prior to check in. They were friendly and advised me to do this in the future."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "Crew were great."
Cons: "I was told by transat to down load an App. to watch entertainment only to be told by Flair Air that they did not provide the service and that I was given the wrong information. So no TV for 5 hrs."

Cons: "New leaf discontinued their Sunday Halifax to Hamilton flight which was to be my return flight home. They did offer me a full refund if I needed to cancel or to rebook on a different flight but I couldn't make the new dates work so I took the full refund. I booked the flights in December for a flight in Feb and they cancelled half way through January so there wasn't a lot of notice given"

Pros: "Everything about Newleaf was awesome."

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Ottawa to Vancouver

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