Transportation to PODC '95

By Air

Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is located toward the south of the city and is accessible via the Airport Parkway. A one-way trip from the airport to the hotel Chateau Laurier takes approximately twenty minutes at a cost of at most 25 $CDN by taxi. The airport shuttle runs every half-hour; the fare is 9 $CDN one-way, 14 $CDN round-trip. Some of the major airlines servicing Ottawa include Air Canada, Delta, Canadian, KLM, Lufhansa, US Air.

By Train and Bus

Rail service into Ottawa is provided by VIA Rail. The train station is located to the east of the city (just off the Queensway). A one-way trip from the train station to the hotel takes approximately fifteen minutes at a cost of about 15 $CDN by taxi. There is also frequent bus service to Ottawa from both Montreal and Toronto. A one-way trip from the bus station to the hotel takes approximately ten minutes at a cost of less than 10 $CDN by taxi.

By car

From Toronto

Take Hwy 401 E to Hwy 16 N, the exit for Ottawa. Hwy 16 N will take you directly into downtown Ottawa, changing names first to Prince of Wales and secondly to Queen Elizabeth Drive. Along Queen Elizabeth Drive the canal will be on your right-hand side. At the end of this street you can only turn left onto Laurier St. Stay in the right-hand lane and at the first lights, turn right onto Elgin Street. The hotel three blocks away from this intersection at the end of Elgin street. You won't miss it as it looks like a castle! The address is 1 Laurier Street.

From Montreal

Take Hwy 40 W which will turn into Hwy 417 W once crossing the Ontario- Quebec border. Follow Hwy 417 until you see a sign for Nicholas street. Take Nicholas Street to the first set of lights, which is Laurier, and turn left on Laurier Street going over Rideau Canal. The first set of lights will be Elgin Street. Follow Elgin Street and that will take you directly into the hotel. You won't miss it as it looks like a castle! The address is 1 Laurier street.

From New York City

Take Hwy 17 to Hwy 81. Follow Hwy 81 N to the border crossing at the Thousand Islands. From there, continue E along Hwy 401 to Hwy 16 N. Hwy 16 N will bring you directly into Ottawa. Note that the name will change first to Prince of Wales Drive and secondly to Queen Elizabeth Drive. Along Queen Elizabeth Drive the canal will be on your right-hand side. At the end of this street you can only turn left onto Laurier St. Stay in the right-hand lane and at the first lights turn right onto Elgin Street. The hotel is three blocks further away from this intersection at the end of Elgin Street. You won't miss it as it looks like a castle! The address is 1 Laurier Street.


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