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Cheap Flights from Ottawa to Calgary, AB, Canada - YOW to YYC

Popular flights from Ottawa to Calgary

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air Canada
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 22, 2016 CAD537
WestJet
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 21, 2016 May 22, 2016 CAD487

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Ottawa to Calgary (YOW to YYC)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Ottawa to Calgary, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be CAD535.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Ottawa to Calgary (YOW to YYC)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Ottawa to Calgary based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Ottawa to Calgary

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Ottawa to Calgary should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days CAD901 CAD924
7-14 days CAD557 CAD538
14-21 days CAD515 CAD487
21-30 days CAD537 CAD537
30-60 days CAD535 CAD535
60-90 days CAD588 CAD546
90+ days CAD535 CAD520

Cheapest Day To Fly from Ottawa to Calgary

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Ottawa to Calgary.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
CAD546 CAD535 CAD532 CAD537 CAD550 CAD487 CAD558

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Ottawa to Calgary

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Ottawa to Calgary.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Ottawa Calgary WestJet 5/21/16 5/22/16 1 CAD487
June Ottawa Calgary WestJet 6/8/16 6/15/16 0 CAD535
July Ottawa Calgary Air Canada 7/6/16 7/6/16 2 CAD543
August Ottawa Calgary WestJet 8/13/16 8/20/16 1 CAD671
September Ottawa Calgary Air Canada 9/13/16 9/27/16 1 CAD520
October Ottawa Calgary WestJet 10/5/16 10/12/16 0 CAD535
November Ottawa Calgary WestJet 11/23/16 11/28/16 2 CAD546
December Ottawa Calgary WestJet 12/15/16 12/27/16 0 CAD622

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Ottawa to Calgary

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Ottawa to Calgary.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CAD1,074
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
CAD1,074 CAD905
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
CAD905 CAD515
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
CAD515 CAD581
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
CAD581 CAD602
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
CAD602

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Ottawa to Calgary (YOW to YYC)

Your Ottawa to Calgary flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Ottawa to Calgary is CAD538.

The average price for non-stop flights from Ottawa to Calgary is CAD540.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Ottawa to Calgary.

Nonstop Flight Details from Ottawa to Calgary
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air Canada 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:25 16:05
WestJet 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 06:45 19:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Ottawa to Calgary (YOW to YYC)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Ottawa to Calgary. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Ottawa to Calgary is CAD259.

The average price for round trip flights from Ottawa to Calgary is CAD538.

Ottawa to Calgary Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Ottawa to Calgary?
Answer: The average Ottawa to Calgary flight time is 4 hours and 24 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Ottawa and Calgary?
Answer: The distance from Ottawa to Calgary is 2875 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Ottawa to Calgary?
Answer: There are 28 direct flights from Ottawa to Calgary.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Ottawa to Calgary?
Answer: WestJet provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Ottawa and Calgary.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Ottawa to Calgary?
Answer: Toronto, ON

Airlines Flying from Ottawa to Calgary (YOW to YYC)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Ottawa to Calgary with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Ottawa to Calgary.

Ottawa to Calgary
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air Canada - X X X X X X X
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
WestJet - X X X X X X X
WestJet YEG X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Ottawa and Calgary, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Ottawa - YOW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Ottawa to Edmonton Canadian Nth, First Air, Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet CAD553
Ottawa to Vancouver Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet CAD553
Ottawa to Lethbridge Air Canada, WestJet Check Dates
Ottawa to Kelowna Air North, Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet CAD545

Cheap International Flights from Ottawa - YOW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Ottawa to Las Vegas Canadian Nth, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, WestJet, Great Lakes CAD403
Ottawa to Seattle American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet CAD397
Ottawa to New York American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes CAD314

Cheap Domestic Flights to Calgary - YYC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Montreal to Calgary Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing, WestJet CAD532
North Bay to Calgary Air Canada, Bearskin, WestJet CAD866
Montreal to Edmonton First Air, Air Canada, Sunwing, WestJet CAD512
Montreal to Vancouver Air Inuit, Air Canada, Provincial, Porter, Air Transat, Sunwing, WestJet CAD583
Syracuse to Seattle American, Alaska, JetBlue, United CAD552
Rochester to Seattle American, Alaska, JetBlue, United CAD462
Burlington to Seattle American, Alaska, United CAD493
Montreal to Lethbridge Air Canada, WestJet CAD701
Syracuse to Chicago American, United CAD323
Montreal to Kelowna Air Canada, WestJet CAD610
Albany to Seattle American, Alaska, United CAD451
Montreal to Cranbrook Air Canada Check Dates
Albany to Las Vegas American, United CAD542

Cheap International Flights to Calgary - YYC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Syracuse to Calgary American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet CAD523
Burlington to Calgary American, Air Canada, Alaska, United, WestJet CAD692
Rochester to Calgary American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, United, WestJet CAD553
Albany to Calgary American, Air Canada, Alaska, Frontier, United, WestJet CAD655
Montreal to Chicago Air Inuit, American, Air Canada, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Provincial, Porter, United, WestJet, Great Lakes CAD281
Montreal to Seattle American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, Air Transat, United, WestJet CAD410
Montreal to Las Vegas Air Inuit, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Provincial, United, WestJet CAD452
Montreal to New York Air Inuit, American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Provincial, Porter, United, WestJet CAD246
Montreal to Los Angeles American, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America, WestJet, Great Lakes CAD431
Montreal to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Corsair, Tap Portugal, Air Transat, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, WestJet CAD672
Cheap Flights from Ottawa to Calgary, AB, Canada, from CAD389 Round trip from YOW to YYC