Travel and Local Information
Flights to Ottawa
International Airport (YOW) is located south of downtown Ottawa,
approximately 20 minutes driving to downtown or 10 minutes driving to
Link to airport website:
Our suggested hotels (Novotel, Alt and Albert at
Bay) and indeed most hotels in Ottawa, are located approximately 10-15
minutes driving from Carleton University. Convenient public transportation
and ride share services are available for transfers between hotels and
campus, thus the conference has not arranged for direct shuttles.
Currently Carleton University is served by bus
lines 7 and 10, and by O-Train line 2 (Trillium line) from the Bayview
station, connecting by way of a short bus ride from the downtown hotels. We expect before the end of June the new O-Train line 1
(Confederation line) will begin service, providing fast and frequent light
rail transport from downtown to Carleton with one transfer at the Bayview
station. When the Confederation line opens the bus options will change, and
we will update information on this page when we know the details. Until
then, these links may prove useful for your initial planning:
Carleton University O-Train
Carleton station (bus & O-Train)
Carleton station in relation to campus and
Current OC Transpo system
MAP - before Confederation Line is operational
Future OC Transpo system
MAP - after Confederation Line becomes operational
approximate time from Novotel = 32 minutes
approximate time from Alt Hotel = 25 minutes
approximate time from Novotel = 25 minutes
approximate time from Alt Hotel = 22 minutes
approximate time from Albert at Bay = 14 minutes
Bus fare is $3.50 per ride, payable with exact
change on board at the front of the bus, or from machines at most O-Train
stops with credit, debit or cash. 3-day ($25.75) and 5-day ($41.25) passes
can be purchased at ticket machines and certain other retail stores.
Fare purchase details
Ride Share : both
operate in Ottawa.
Availability and cost of hotel parking should be
confirmed with your selected hotel.
Carleton campus parking for visitors is
available. Our conference building (Richcraft) is labeled "River Building"
on the parking maps.
Carleton visitor parking