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Journey Information

Ottawa to Greater Sudbury bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$66.65
Fastest time6h 10m
Trips per day37
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury 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 Greater Sudbury?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $68.61 was the low point for bus fares from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury. Buses from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $68.61 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 7 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 264 miles (424 kilometers) from Ottawa, ON to Greater Sudbury, ON. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 10 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Greater Sudbury, book your ticket for the last day 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 Greater Sudbury, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 37 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury?

There is one bus company that operates from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury. 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 Northland377h 27m$81.96

Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?

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

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

Where does the bus arrive in Greater Sudbury?

Buses arrive in Greater Sudbury at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Greater Sudbury, Ontario:

  • Laurentian University
  • 161 Hwy 17
  • 1663 Kingsway
  • Health Science North Hospital
  • 2 Old Cartier Rd
  • 30 Main St W
  • 86 Notre Dame St W
  • 3460 Hwy 144

Price trends for buses from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40JanJan

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$134$107$80$53$273020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ottawa, ON to Greater Sudbury, ON
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Ontario Northland report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Ephraim
5.0
July 15, 2020Solo travel
Pros
I liked the fact that we were on the road and when we travelled we passed many cities so I found it interesting and fun.I liked the fact that we were on the road and when we travelled we passed many cities so I found it interesting and fun.
Cons
I really don’t have an idea of what can be improved there because I was generally satisfied.I really don’t have an idea of what can be improved there because I was generally satisfied.
Tips
If I have to give a tip to other travellers it will be to pack some lunch some water some juice to take some magazines if they want so they won’t be bored, to take of course they’re earphones and things like this so they can listen to music and enjoy the ride.If I have to give a tip to other travellers it will be to pack some lunch some water some juice to take some magazines if they want so they won’t be bored, to take of course they’re earphones and things like this so they can listen to music and enjoy the ride.

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