Petawawa to Ottawa bus
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There are 4 intercity buses per day from Petawawa to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Petawawa to Ottawa usually takes around 2 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in just one hour and 58 minutes.
|Distance||83 mi (134 km)|
|Shortest duration||1h 58m|
|Trips per day||4|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
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What bus companies travel from Petawawa to Ottawa?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Petawawa to Ottawa. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||4||2h 24m||$42.05|
Ontario Northland has been running buses since 1937 and continues to provide essential intercity service across Canada's second-largest province. Onboard their vehicles, passengers will find Wi-Fi connectivity described by passengers as excellent. Ontario Northland's clean and comfortable vehicles also include power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms. Ontario Northland trips from Petawawa to Ottawa usually take about 2 hours and 24 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Petawawa to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Petawawa to Ottawa?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 134 kilometers from Petawawa to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 58 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Petawawa?
The first bus leaves at 8:00pm and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Petawawa to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Ottawa each day?
If big cities such as Toronto or Montreal appear too crowded for your taste, consider Ottawa for a change. Boasting a small-town vibe with a vibrant art scene, the city will appeal to all kinds of travelers. Ottawa’s star attraction is the Rideau Canal, which meanders its way through the city center. In the summer months, the canal is full of boats and cyclists who wander about, and in the colder months of the year, it becomes the largest ice skating rink in the world. If you are a fan of architecture, don’t miss out on Parliament Hill, which features three amazing neo-Gothic structures. For those who seek to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Gatineau Park, located just 15 minutes from Downtown, offers the reprieve you need.
Ottawa features a very diverse food scene that caters to everyone’s needs. If you just can’t get enough of French delicacies, head to Signatures Restaurant, which is housed in a Tudor Revival-style mansion. If you want to try out Canadian signatures, try Atelier instead.
The main intercity train station in town is Ottawa Station, which is served by VIA Rail. The city’s air services are handled by the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, which is located 5.5 miles south of the city’s downtown.
Where does the bus leave from in Petawawa?
Main departure station: 3520 Petawawa Boulevard
Most buses depart from the main station in Petawawa.
All bus stations in Petawawa:
3520 Petawawa Boulevard
Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?
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Main arrival station: Ottawa Train Station
The Ottawa Station is the central station for intermodal transportation services in Ottawa. Constructed in 1966, the current station is an eclectic mix of modernism and Beaux-Arts, offering a unique design that makes it stand out from the crowd. The current station provides intercity bus services and rail services all from one convenient hub. The rail services are provided by VIA Rail, with possible destinations including Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Ontario Northland offers bus service, and there is also a shuttle bus line from the station to Montréal–Trudeau International Airport. On-station amenities include a parking lot with 330 spaces, bicycle parking racks, and disabled access.
Bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
Ottawa - CHEO
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
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