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Journey Information

There are 41 intercity buses per day from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa usually takes around 8 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance264 mi (424 km)
Shortest duration6h 12m
Cheapest price$67.90
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

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How much is a bus ticket from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa?

$68.54 is the average price of a bus ticket from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa. Any tickets cheaper than $68.54 can be considered a great deal. 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa is expected to range from $100 to $119. If you are looking to travel to Ottawa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $100. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $100 and can be found on December 3, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $82 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$34.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland418h 18m$85.04
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    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 Greater Sudbury to Ottawa usually take about 8 hours and 18 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 424 kilometers from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 12 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?

"Because many passengers travel from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Ottawa, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Greater Sudbury?

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 41 scheduled buses that travel from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa; ticket prices start at $130.14.

City Information

Greater Sudbury

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Located slightly north of Lake Huron, Sudbury is a mid-sized city that offers visitors ample opportunity to play, relax, and explore. Its biggest attraction is Science North, a world-renowned interactive museum containing a planetarium, IMAX theatre, and butterfly gallery that is sure to spark curiosity in children and adults alike. Wander through labyrinthine caves beneath the city at Dynamic Earth, which pays tribute to the city’s mining history. Are you into bitcoin? How about a big coin? Snap a pic beside the iconic Big Nickel, the world's largest coin.

Surrounded by green woodlands (which turn snow-white in winter), Sudbury is also a natural paradise where outdoors enthusiasts can relax on Ramsey Lake, walk the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, and bike along the famed Trans Canada Trail.

Downtown Sudbury serves up the best offerings of local cuisine and can satisfy food cravings whether you're looking for pizza, steak, or sushi. Afterward, indulge in ice-cold craft beer or fancy cocktails at a local bar before heading to Elgin Street for a lively night out.

Sudbury is a convenient gateway for travel deeper into Northern Ontario and beyond, well served by highways and public transport networks. VIA Rail routes connect the city to major urban centers, including Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa. For the adventurous traveler, the Georgian Bay Coastal Route makes for an unforgettable road trip.

Ottawa

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Greater Sudbury?

Main departure station: Health Science North Hospital

Buses to Ottawa leave from 8 stations in Greater Sudbury.

All bus stations in Greater Sudbury:

  • Health Science North Hospital

  • Laurentian University

  • 1663 Kingsway

  • 161 Hwy 17

  • 86 Notre Dame St W

  • 30 Main St W

  • 3460 Hwy 144

  • 2 Old Cartier Rd

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

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

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