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Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$123.60
Fastest time11h 5m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1
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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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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, $123.60 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 $123.60 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 11 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 679 kilometers (422 miles) from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 5 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 Sault Ste. Marie. 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ottawa?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00am. 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?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

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 one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland211h 15m$124.91

Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?

Most buses depart from the main station in Ottawa, Ontario:

  • Kanata Town Centre
  • 265 Catherine St

Where does the bus arrive in Sault Ste. Marie?

All buses from Ottawa arrive at one main station in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario:

  • 503 Trunk St

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