While you are here, why not rent a car to visit the incredible le Nordik Spa, set up some meetings in Montreal or do some hiking in the spectacular Gatineau Park?  Be sure to use Budget, the official car rental supplier of the Festival. They have a handy kiosk at the Ottawa airport.  

Need some help with your bookings?  Contact our trusty travel agency Far Horizons

Flying into Toronto? Don’t forget that it’s a 5 ½ hour drive to Ottawa. Flying into Montreal? It’s a 2 ½ hour drive to Ottawa. For those traveling overseas via Montreal’s Pierre Trudeau Airport (formerly Dorval), transportation to Ottawa should be arranged in advance.

Take Air Canada to OIAF and use our promotion code: C9DWKE71. Book here
Applicable Rules 
* The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (ON) 
* The travel period begins Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and ends Sunday, October 02, 2016.
* Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 
* No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.

Once Your Flight Lands in Ottawa
The Ottawa city bus system, OC TRANSPO, also offers frequent service with the 97 bus that travels from the Airport to downtown. The transit takes about 45 minutes depending upon your specific destination. The fare is $3.55 CDN and exact change is required on the buses.

A taxi ride from the airport to downtown Ottawa takes about 20 minutes and is approximately $40.00 CDN.
Take VIA to the OIAF and use our convention discount code 13336.  Book here

VALID: September 19th 2015 to September 27th, 2016  
Use the code from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, Ontario and return. 

RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only. 

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied." 
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares.

ONLINE BOOKING TIPS: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Once you get here, the train station is 15 minutes from the centre of the city.  You can take the 92 or 96  bus on OC Transpo for $3.55 CDN to get downtown, or take a cab that will cost roughly $20.00 CDN. 

For information on train connection from Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, click here to visit VIA Rail's website.
Greyhound will comfortably bring you to Ottawa from anywhere in North America. For information on buses from Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, call Greyhound or click here to visit their website.

If you need to get around Ottawa affordably, why not take OC Transpo? Visit their website for schedules or call them at (613) 741-4390. Fare is $3.55 CDN (exact change required on buses) or you can buy two tickets at any of their Sales and Information Centres or at one of hundreds of retail outlets throughout the city. For those wishing to take a bus across the Ottawa River to Gatineau, one must take an STO bus (STO buses are blue rather than the red used by OC Transpo). For information on the STO schedules, click here to visit their website.