The cheapest times to fly from YSJ to YOW are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • July 23rd to December 16th (except the week of July 30th)

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 YSJ to YOW is late October. Prices can be as high as $376 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $289 for Wednesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Ottawa

Flying from Saint John (YSJ) to Ottawa (YOW) will usually cost between $290 to $369 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $292. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $365. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $73 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YSJ to YOW flight.

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

YSJ to YOW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YSJ to YOW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Saint John. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $17 (5%) 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 $324. Return trip prices are from the YOW to YSJ 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 YSJ 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 50 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 YSJ to YOW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from YOW
  • Usually 2.22% less expensive than YOW
  • Nonstop flights available

See YSJ to YUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Porter Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 475 miles or 764 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YSJ to YOW flight is about 1 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Saint John and Ottawa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from YSJ to YOW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeYSJ
Origination airport nameSaint John Airport
CitySaint John

Return Airport

Destination codeYOW
Destination airport nameOttawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport


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