We are always eager to help our guests in any way we can and ensure that an enjoyable and comfortable stay is always experienced at Albert House Inn when you choose our Ottawa downtown bed and breakfast as your accommodation. In this post we would like to offer some help to our guests before arrival by explaining just how easy it is to get to our Inn when you come to Ottawa by train or plane. We have detailed directions our our website as well.
Via Rail has recently added several scheduled Ottawa stops to their trains running in the Montreal to Toronto corridor. Make sure you check their website for any specials available for the dates you are planning your trip. Often these specials are only available online and for a very short period of time.
When you arrive at the Ottawa station you can certainly take a taxi to Albert House Inn (approximately $15.00) but many of our guests prefer to take the city bus, OC Transpo, which offers great service, is more economical and usually faster. Exit the main doors of the Via station, cross the two car lanes in front and you will see the entrance to the transit station. (To the left of the above photo.) Go to the Downtown platform and take a route No. 95 bus. You will need the correct change of $3.30 as drivers do not make change on the bus. Click on this link for a details of the stop at the Via Station “Train” Transit Stop Map. Once on the bus, listen for the Bay Street stop. The trip should only take about fifteen minutes. Exit the bus at this stop and Albert House Inn is just down and across the street. Make sure get off at the Bay/Albert stop because it is a couple of blocks to walk if you miss this stop.
If you fly into Ottawa you can of course take a taxi to our downtown boutique hotel. Taxi’s are about $30 from the airport and are readily available outside the arrivals area at the Ottawa International Airport.
However, if you wish to take the city bus, Route 97 departs from pillar 14 outside the level 1 Arrivals area. Route 97 uses low-floor, fully accessible buses.
Bus tickets are available at the Ground Transportation Desk located on level 1 at the central door of the Arrivals area. Tickets are cheaper than cash fare. Remember if you use cash you must have the exact change of $3.30 prior to boarding. This bus from the airport also travels on a dedicated transit lane so traffic for the most part is not an issue. It takes about 25 minutes to get to Albert House Inn. Exit at the Bay Street stop and cross the street. Your comfy downtown Ottawa accommodation awaits you just a very short walk away.