The cheapest times to fly from LGA to YOW are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 27th and October 8th)

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 LGA to YOW is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $432 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $205 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Ottawa

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Ottawa (YOW) will usually cost between $213 to $338 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $214. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $313. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $99 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $235 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to YOW flight.

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

LGA to YOW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA to YOW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $50 (18%) 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 $227. Return trip prices are from the YOW to LGA 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 LGA to YOW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 34 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LGA to YOW while comparing.

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

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 33.05% less expensive than YOW
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGA to BTV flights

Destination alternative #2: Watertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 7.04% less expensive than YOW
  • 1-layover flights available

See LGA to ART flights

Destination alternative #3: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 6.61% less expensive than YOW
  • Nonstop flights available

See LGA to YUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 327 miles or 526 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to YOW flight is about 1 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Ottawa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from LGA to YOW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLGA
Origination airport nameLaGuardia Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeYOW
Destination airport nameOttawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport


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