Go from the capital of Canada to the capital of culture, when you fly from Ottawa to New York.
From Times Square, to Ellis Island, to the Rockefeller Centre, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do in New York. With landmarks at the end of every street, even the busiest travellers can turn into tourists.
If you’re looking for entertainment, there’s no place like Broadway. Some of the world’s best entertainment is staged in Manhattan’s theatre district. Beyond the big lights, Off-Broadway theatres light up the stage. The shows at New York’s many Off-Broadway theatre companies are an experimental alternative to Broadway’s big productions.
Even out your entertainment with some education, and take a walk down Museum Mile. A stroll along this section of Fifth Avenue can take you to the Museum of the City of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim. With hundreds of museums throughout New York’s many neighbourhoods, the Mile is just a starting point.
Just west of Museum Mile, you’ll find New York’s backyard. Central Park is a massive 843 acres of parkland, right in the middle of Manhattan. The park has activities for everyones budget. Whether it’s an afternoon to explore the park’s many meadows, or twenty minutes to enjoy the views, Central Park is an excellent escape from Manhattan’s bustling streets.
When you travel from Ottawa there’s more than just Manhattan to see. Take the free ferry to Staten Island and see New York from a distance or take a quick subway ride over to Brooklyn to explore the up and coming neighbourhood. Wherever you go, there’s always something new in New York.
When you book a trip from Ottawa to New York, hoof it to the Meatpacking District for the cutting edge of Manhattan culture.
If you’re looking for the source of its grisly name, look to the Meatpacking District’s history. Packing plants and slaughterhouses once fed this area’s economy. The next time you travel from Ottawa to New York, make sure not to miss this historic slice of the city.
High-end brands have set up shop in the district’s historic buildings, melding refined and rough. With a variety of upscale shops, you’re sure to look sharp after shopping in the Meatpacking District. Whether your taste leans towards the designer or the artisanal, you’ll find your fit among the vast selection of clothing and shoes available in this neighbourhood.
For an urban green space experience, head to the High Line. Hop on at Gansevoort Street to see this former freight rail line. One of the city’s most inventive parks, the High Line has tours, music, food, arts, and some of the best views of the New York.
Miles away from Museum Mile, the Whitney Museum of American Art has some of the best new art in New York. Focusing on contemporary art, the Whitney is your window into the recent history of art.
Take a bite out of the neighbourhood, at one of the Meatpacking District’s restaurants. You’ll have plenty to choose from, including some of the best places to eat in New York. Trendy and tasty, the food here is a cut above the rest.
Go beyond Broadway on your trip from Ottawa to New York, to the entertaining East Village.
Once home to punks and beatniks, the East Village’s counter-culture heritage contributes to its cool factor. Today, the spirit of rebellion is alive and well in this New York neighbourhood’s entertainment offerings.
An institution of entertainment, the East Village’s Webster Hall has been operating since 1886 as a nightclub and performance hall. With three venues housed under the same historic roof, there’s always something worth seeing at Webster Hall.
If you prefer the screen to the stage, go to the movies at the Anthology Film Archives. Somewhere between a cinema and a reference library, these archives are dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of film. Make sure to see a film from the Essential Cinema Repertory, a curated collection that cycles over the course of the year.
At the Museum of the American Gangster, you can look through a collection dedicated to the history of organized crime. Mugshots and shotguns commemorate some of America’s most famed gangsters.
Once you’ve been entertained by the East Village’s indoor attractions, spend some time outside. Tompkins Square Park is the East Village’s favourite green space. Head east of the park for a walk along the East River. This scenic waterfront route can take you to the Williamsburg Bridge. With Brooklyn just across the river, you’re just a short walk from your next New York adventure.
Fly from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey, with a quick connection in Toronto. Ottawa to New York flight time is 2 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Ottawa to New York is around 890 km / 555 mi.
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Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 CAD.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is about 27 km / 16 mi from midtown Manhattan.
Car rental services are available at Station P2 and Station P3 of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Hertz is located in P3. Take the AirTrain to access either of these stations.
Taxi and car service to Manhattan costs about $75 USD.
Take the airport's free Air Train to the Newark Airport Station, to connect to a NJ Transit train to New York Penn Station. Purchase your NJ Transit ticket before boarding the train.
Several NJ Transit buses run from Newark Liberty International Airport. For more information, visit the NJ Transit website.
The Newark Airport Express shuttle bus provides service from the airport to several stops in New York City. The fare is $16 USD.