What options for transportation from Ottawa international airport (YOW) to the University of Ottawa area?

Interested in daytime hours but also middle-of-the-night options (2 AM).

Other than renting a car, what are the options specifically? (Bus, train, light rail, etc.)

  • FYI, there is a new light rail line from airport to university, but is not yet operational, in testing, behind schedule from its 2018 planned launch. May 14, 2019 at 16:21

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There is bus 97 running from the Airport to close to the University of Ottawa:

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The bus runs all day and night according to OC Transpo's own planner (contradicting what Rome2Rio seems to suggest above).

  • Tip: Every bus that arrives at the airport is inexplicably labeled “Out Of Service”. Get onboard anyways. Otherwise they simply drive away without a word. The 97 is the only route at the airport, so you cannot go wrong. Costs $3.50, but they’ll accept a five dollar bill (without giving change). May 14, 2019 at 16:19

There's an all day (and night) bus (97) service with, as far as I can see a stop at uOttawa (Nicholas st. and Laurier st.)

There are also taxi service at the airport. and there's also Uber.

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