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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Matheson. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Matheson usually takes around 10 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 14 minutes.
|Distance||311 mi (500 km)|
|Shortest duration||10h 14m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Matheson?
$118.82 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Matheson. 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
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ottawa to Matheson is expected to range from $160 to $170. If you are looking to travel to Matheson within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $160. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $160 and can be found on September 28, 2023.
Monthly average prices
What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Matheson?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Matheson. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||4||10h 38m||$122.66|
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 Matheson usually take about 10 hours and 38 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 500 kilometers from Ottawa to Matheson. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 14 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
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 Matheson, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?
Main departure station: Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Buses to Matheson leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.
All bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
Ottawa - CHEO
Ottawa Train Station
Where does the bus arrive in Matheson?
Main arrival station: 362 McDougall St
All buses from Ottawa arrive at one main station in Matheson.
Bus stations in Matheson:
362 McDougall St
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