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Barrie - Ottawa Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Barrie to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Barrie to Ottawa usually takes around 11 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance208 mi (335 km)
Shortest duration10h 53m
Cheapest price$111.49
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Barrie to Ottawa?

$115.07 is the average price of a bus ticket from Barrie to Ottawa. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$163$108$54FebMar

Bus tickets from Barrie to Ottawa are expected to cost between $155 and $163 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Ottawa within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $155. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$136$108$81$54$27MAMJJASONDJF
Traveling from Barrie to Ottawa by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $115 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Barrie to Ottawa?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Barrie to Ottawa. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland711h 21m$118.89
  • Ontario Northland has been running buses since 1937 and continues to provide essential intercity service across Canada's second-largest province. Onboard their vehicles, passengers will find Wi-Fi connectivity described by passengers as excellent. Ontario Northland's clean and comfortable vehicles also include power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms. Ontario Northland trips from Barrie to Ottawa usually take about 11 hours and 21 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 335 kilometers from Barrie to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 53 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Barrie to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Barrie to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Barrie

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Barrie is a beautiful lakeside city whose waterfront draws visitors from near and far. Kempenfelt Bay is home to three beaches, lush bayside gardens, and the serene Waterfront Trail, but Barrie also has much more to offer. A walking tour through the historic Downtown district reveals the city's diverse cultural and architectural heritage. This is also the place to embrace Barrie's thriving art scene in the form of the renowned MacLaren Art Centre and the city's iconic Spirit Catcher sculpture by the bay. Standout outdoor activities include hot air balloon rides over Barrie, Lake Simcoe scuba diving, and wintertime skiing.

With a dizzying selection of antique shops, flea markets, small boutiques, and big shopping malls, Barrie is home to a one-of-a-kind shopping culture that is well worth exploring. And if you're visiting during the ice hockey season, be sure to catch a game at the Barrie Molson Centre.

Barrie is well served by highway and rail links that connect the city to Toronto, from which destinations further afield are accessible. Intercity bus travel is available downtown from the centrally-located Barrie Bus Terminal.

Ottawa

If big cities such as Toronto or Montreal appear too crowded for your taste, consider Ottawa for a change. Boasting a small-town vibe with a vibrant art scene, the city will appeal to all kinds of travelers. Ottawa’s star attraction is the Rideau Canal, which meanders its way through the city center. In the summer months, the canal is full of boats and cyclists who wander about, and in the colder months of the year, it becomes the largest ice skating rink in the world. If you are a fan of architecture, don’t miss out on Parliament Hill, which features three amazing neo-Gothic structures. For those who seek to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Gatineau Park, located just 15 minutes from Downtown, offers the reprieve you need.

Ottawa features a very diverse food scene that caters to everyone’s needs. If you just can’t get enough of French delicacies, head to Signatures Restaurant, which is housed in a Tudor Revival-style mansion. If you want to try out Canadian signatures, try Atelier instead.

The main intercity train station in town is Ottawa Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s air services are handled by the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, which is located 5.5 miles south of the city’s downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Barrie?

24 Maple Ave, Barrie, ON - CABRRCAONO-0

Image credit: GTD Aquitaine, Public domain

Main departure station: 24 Maple Ave

Built in 1991 to replace an older terminal across the street, the Barrie Bus Terminal on Maple Ave is one of Barrie's municipal and intercity bus stations. Ontario Northland buses run from this station to destinations like Toronto and Ottawa. Inside the large building, passengers will find plenty of seating, restrooms, and customer service staff. The bus terminal is close to the bars and restaurants along nearby Dunlop Street and a short walk from Heritage Park on Lake Simcoe.

All bus stations in Barrie:

  • 24 Maple Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

Buses arrive in Ottawa at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa Train Station

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