Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa bus
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There are 12 intercity buses per day from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa usually takes around 12 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 39 minutes.
|Distance||422 mi (679 km)|
|Shortest duration||11h 39m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?
$133.21 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
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What bus companies travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie 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||12||12h 30m||$138.36|
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 Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa usually take about 12 hours and 30 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?
The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 679 kilometers from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 39 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?
"Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Sault Ste. Marie?
The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
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 Sault Ste. Marie?
Main departure station: Sault Area Hospital
Buses to Ottawa leave from 3 stations in Sault Ste. Marie.
All bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:
Sault Area Hospital
503 Trunk St
Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?
Main arrival station: Ottawa - CHEO
Buses arrive in Ottawa at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa - CHEO
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
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