The cheapest times to fly from YOW to YYZ are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • July 30th to December 16th

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 YOW to YYZ is late September. Prices can be as high as $225 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $189 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Toronto

Flying from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) will usually cost between $193 to $225 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $225. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $33 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $208 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YOW to YYZ flight.

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

YOW to YYZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YOW to YYZ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ottawa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.57, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YYZ, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into YOW. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Toronto, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Ottawa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $205. Return trip prices are from the YYZ to YOW 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 YOW to YYZ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Asiana, Azores Airlines, Hainan, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 226 miles or 364 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Ottawa and Toronto?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from YOW to YYZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeYOW
Origination airport nameOttawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeYYZ
Destination airport nameLester B. Pearson International Airport


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