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Ottawa-North Bay Bus Schedule
Ottawa to North Bay bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||4h 35m|
|Trips per day||18|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to North Bay right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to North Bay?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $62.93 was the low point for bus fares from Ottawa to North Bay. Buses from North Bay to Ottawa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $62.93 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 191 miles (308 kilometers) from Ottawa, ON to North Bay, ON. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in North Bay. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ottawa?
The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to North Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Ottawa to North Bay?
There is one bus company that operates from Ottawa to North Bay. Ontario Northland is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||18||6h 9m||$67.88|
Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?
Buses to North Bay leave from multiple locations in Ottawa, Ontario. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:
- 265 Catherine St
- Ottawa Train Station
- Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
- Kanata Town Centre
- Ottawa - CHEO
Where does the bus arrive in North Bay?
Buses arrive in North Bay at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in North Bay, Ontario:
- North Bay Education Centre
- ONTC Terminal
- North Bay Regional Health Centre
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