For sightseeing purposes most visitors to Ottawa enjoy exploring the compact downtown area on foot or bicycle. However the OC Transpo company provides a top class integrated public transport system. Exact change is needed when boarding buses and streetcars, and sometimes at subway stations, but day passes and discount tokens can also be bought. A single adult day pass is $6. Taxis are freely available, but fairly expensive. Rates should be displayed in the taxi cab and the meter rate should be set at one at the start of a journey.
Become our Ottawa Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Ottawa travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Ottawa or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.