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Ottawa-Sault Ste. Marie Bus Schedule
Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie bus - cost & duration
|Fastest time||11h 20m|
|Trips per day||15|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $129.83 was the low point for bus fares from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Buses from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $129.83 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 12 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 422 miles (679 kilometers) from Ottawa, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, ON. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 20 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?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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.
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 Sault Ste. Marie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
There is one bus company that operates from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. 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||15||12h 17m||$132.07|
Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?
Buses to Sault Ste. Marie leave from multiple locations in Ottawa, Ontario. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:
- Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
- 265 Catherine St
- Ottawa - CHEO
- Kanata Town Centre
- Ottawa Train Station
Where does the bus arrive in Sault Ste. Marie?
Buses arrive in Sault Ste. Marie at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario:
- Sault College
- Sault Area Hospital
- 503 Trunk St
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