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Ottawa - Elliot Lake Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Elliot Lake. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Elliot Lake usually takes around 10 hours, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance341 mi (548 km)
Shortest duration9h 34m
Cheapest price$123.69
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Elliot Lake?

$127.41 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Elliot Lake. 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.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Ottawa to Elliot Lake are usually around $128 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Elliot Lake?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Elliot Lake. 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 Northland610h 1m$131.48
  • 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 Ottawa to Elliot Lake usually take about 10 hours and 1 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours to cover the 548 kilometers from Ottawa to Elliot Lake. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 34 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.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Ottawa to Elliot Lake for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to Elliot Lake, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Elliot Lake 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

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 Ottawa?

Main departure station: Ottawa - CHEO

Buses to Elliot Lake leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Elliot Lake?

Main arrival station: Jack's Ski & Bike Shack

All buses from Ottawa arrive at one main station in Elliot Lake.

Bus stations in Elliot Lake:

  • Jack's Ski & Bike Shack

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