Transportation

If you are attending the conference from outside of Ottawa, you can book travel with our partners at a discounted rate.

You can also use our Transportation discussion boards to share travel with other conference attendees.

AIR
You can obtain a discount of between 5 and 12% off the best economy fare through Air Canada. Contact Registration@ComMediaConverge.ca to obtain the promotional code for the Community Media Convergence.

You can also see Porter Airlines (https://www.flyporter.com/) or Westjet (http://www.westjet.com/) for discount airfare.

From the airport to the hotel
Take the 97 South Keys bus from the airport to get within walking distance of all of our recommended accommodations. Please see OCTranspo (http://www.octranspo1.com/routes?lang=en&date=20151121&rte=97) for specific stops.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi to your hotel for approximately $35-40.

RAIL
You can book your train ride to Ottawa through Via Rail and receive 10 per cent off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class. Please use conference discount code 13163. http://www.viarail.ca/en

From the train station to the hotel
You can take the 96 Terry Fox bus to get within walking distance of all of our recommended accommodations. Please see Google Maps or OCTranspo (http://www.octranspo1.com/routes?lang=en&date=20151121&rte=96) for specific stops.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi to your hotel for approximately $15-20.

BUS
You can also book travel through Greyhound. There are discounts available for students and seniors on the website: https://www.greyhound.ca

From the Greyhound bus station to the hotel
You can take the 7 St-Laurent or the 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe to get within walking distance of all of our recommended accommodations. Please see Google Maps or OCTranspo (http://www.octranspo.com/) for specific stops.

Alternatively you can take a taxi to your hotel for approximately $15-20.

To see more about where to stay while in Ottawa for the conference see our Accommodations page: http://commediaconverge.ca/accommodation

To see more about local Ottawa attractions or check out what events are happening the week of the conference, please see our Tourist attractions page: http://commediaconverge.ca/ottawa.

From Hotels to the Conference Location at Carleton University

Carleton University doesn't have any additional guest accommodation during term time, but a range of accommodation is available a short bus ride away in downtown Ottawa, close to tourist attractions and the dining options and convivial environment of Ottawa's Byward Market. Here are the bus routes from Carleton to the hotels listed on our Accommodation page:

DAYS INN DOWTOWN (319 Rideau St)

  1. Walk to stop RIDEAU / NELSON (stop 7594) (2 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 7 Carleton.
  3. Debark at stop CAMPUS / LIBRARY (36 min.)

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BYWARD BLUE INN (157 Clarence St)

  1. Walk to station RIDEAU 4A (RIDEAU ST.) (stop 3009) (10 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 4 Hurdman.
  3. Debark at stop CAMPUS / LIBRARY (21 min.)

OTTAWA YOUTH HOSTEL (HISTORIC GAOL) (75 Nicholas St)

  1. Walk to station RIDEAU 4A (RIDEAU ST.) (3009) (7 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 4 Hurdman.
  3. Debark at CAMPUS / LIBRARY (22 min.)

ECONOLODGE (475 Rideau St)

  1. Walk to stop RIDEAU / CHAPEL (stop 7591) (1 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 7 Carleton.
  3. Debark at stop CAMPUS / LIBRARY (5813) (34 min.)

OTTAWA EMBASSY (25 Cartier St)

  1. Walk to stop ELGIN / QUEEN (stop 7558) (12 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 4 Hurdman.
  3. Debark at stop CAMPUS / LIBRARY (18 min.)

THE BUSINESS INN (108 Mclaren St)

  1. Walk to stop ELGIN / LEWIS (stop 7673) (2 min.)
  2. Take Bus route 14 Carlington.
  3. Debark at stop GLADSTONE / BRONSON (2375) (8 min.)
  4. Walk to stop BRONSON / GLADSTONE (6624) for transfer.
  5. Take Bus route 4 Hurdman.
  6. Debark at stop CAMPUS / LIBRARY (9 min.)