The cheapest times to fly from BUF to YOW are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 15th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUF to YOW is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $788 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $324 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Ottawa

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Ottawa (YOW) will usually cost between $325 to $628 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $345. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $607. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $261 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $475 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to YOW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to YOW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BUF to YOW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to YOW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.32, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ottawa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Buffalo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $406. Return trip prices are from the YOW to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF to YOW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BUF to YOW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 53.58% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See BUF to BTV flights

Destination alternative #2: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 28.84% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See BUF to YUL flights


Flight Hacking BUF to YOW

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BUF to YOW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BUF > LGA > YOW)

  • Price for both tickets: $431
  • Average savings: $45 (9.37%)

See BUF to LGA flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (BUF > BOS > YOW)

  • Price for both tickets: $445
  • Average savings: $31 (6.42%)

See BUF to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to YOW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, JetBlue, Porter Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 224 miles or 360 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to YOW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to YOW flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Ottawa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from BUF to YOW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBUF
Origination airport nameBuffalo Niagara International Airport
CityBuffalo, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeYOW
Destination airport nameOttawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport


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