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Journey Information

Ottawa to Orillia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$103.63
Fastest time8h 45m
Trips per day10
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to Orillia 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 Orillia?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $107.78 was the low point for bus fares from Ottawa to Orillia. Buses from Orillia to Ottawa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $107.78 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 9 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Ottawa, ON to Orillia, ON. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 45 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Orillia at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday 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 Orillia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Orillia 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.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Orillia?

There is one bus company that operates from Ottawa to Orillia. 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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland109h 23m$107.69

Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?

Buses to Orillia leave from multiple locations in Ottawa, Ontario. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
  • Kanata Town Centre
  • Ottawa Train Station
  • 265 Catherine St
  • Ottawa - CHEO

Where does the bus arrive in Orillia?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Orillia, Ontario:

  • 150 Front St S
  • Georgian College

Price trends for buses from Ottawa to Orillia

Average prices by travel date

$140$93$47JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

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