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Getting around

Once you’re in Canada’s Capital, getting around is easy in any season! Take full advantage of Ottawa’s many transportation options such as public transit, new light rail system, taxi services and more! Public and private transportation options in the Ottawa-Gatineau region include:

Public transit (bus and light rail)

There are two city bus systems in Canada’s Capital Region:

OC Transpo operates buses and Ottawa’s light rail train (O-Train) on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River. Tickets and day passes can be purchased on the bus with cash, at all O-Train stations with credit card or cash, or at select pharmacies, grocery stores, and the CF Rideau Centre. Children under the age of 5 travel for free.

The Société de Transport de l’Outaouais, also known as STO, operates on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Tickets and day passes (Occasional Multi pass) can be purchased at service points and recharge stations at select pharmacies, convenient stores and malls or on the bus with cash. Children under the age of 5 travel for free.

Some buses run between the two areas, and you can transfer between the two systems at several locations along the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa and around the Place d’Accueil on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Gatineau, Quebec. Both agencies offer convenient trip planning tools on their websites.

LRT O-Train
OC Transpo
Traveling within Canada's capital is affordable and easy when you ride the city's public bus and light rail train (LRT) system. OC Transpo provides…

Taxi

Ottawa’s taxi companies can now be booked ahead of time through their convenient apps, text message or online options for seamless pick ups and drop offs, including to and from the airport.

Blue Line Taxi
Blue Line Taxi
Blue Line is the largest taxi company in the City of Ottawa.
Capital Taxi
Capital Taxi
A family owned and operated company since 1937, serving Ottawa & surrounding areas.

Ride-sharing

Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft operate in Ottawa. Although drivers can drop off customers on the Quebec side, they cannot pick them up there.

Limousine/executive car service

Luxurious limousines, sedans and SUV services are available for airport transfers and 24/7 ground transportation during your stay in Ottawa.

Allanté Airport Transportation Services
Allanté Airport Transportation Services
For over twenty years, Allante Airport Limousine’s experienced chauffeurs have been providing executive style transportation, servicing both corporate and leisure travellers, in a safe and punctual manner.
Millennium Limousine Service
Millennium Limousine Service
Stretch limousines, sedans, vans and buses available for conference transportation, special occasions, weddings and graduations.
Royalty Limousine Service Ltd.
Royalty Limousine Service Ltd.
We provide premier professional and courteous limousine service to Ottawa and the entire National Capital Region.

Motor coach and bus rental

Several companies offer motor coach and bus rentals for groups of various sizes.

Coach Canada
Coach Canada
Specializing in quality passenger transportation, Coach Canada operates one of the largest, most modern fleet of highway coaches in Ontario.
Leduc Bus Lines Ltd
Leduc Bus Lines Ltd
For over 45 years Leduc Bus Lines Ltd. has stayed up to date on changes in the school and charter bus industry.
Roxborough Bus Lines
Roxborough Bus Lines
Rent a Bus For Your Upcoming Event.

Boat

In the warm months, a water taxi shuttles visitors between major sites between the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River.

Au feel de l'eau - Aqua taxi
Au feel de l'eau - Aqua taxi
The 100% electric Aqua-Taxi is an eco-friendly water taxi/shuttle service between the Ottawa dock (near the Bytown Museum) and the Canadian Museum of History.

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