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Wanderu is an official partner of Book-a-Ride

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About Book-a-Ride

Book-a-Ride is a Canadian bus company playing a vital part in the country's public transportation infrastructure - with a whopping 419 distinct routes throughout the country. Together these routes connect 18 cities within Canada. Plus, the company runs an average of 664 trips each day, so you'll never have to wait long for a departure even if plans change.

The services offered by Book-a-Ride include daily connections from Ottawa to Toronto, and Ottawa to Kingston. Additional daily services link Toronto, London (Ontario), Hamilton, and the McMaster University campus in Hamilton. The company's schedule also encompasses common destinations such as Kitchener and Montreal, providing convenient travel options for passengers.

Onboard Book-a-Ride coaches, passengers can enjoy various amenities complementing the company's expansive intercity network. Despite the sometimes cool Canadian climate, Book-a-Ride's vehicles have standard air conditioning for trips that get too warm. Plus, passengers will find restrooms, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard. In terms of comfort, all seats provide extra legroom compared to standard buses - and plenty more room than planes.

Since 2022, Book-a-Ride has been an official partner of Wanderu, which simplifies finding and purchasing Book-a-Ride bus tickets. With access to the latest schedules and timetables for Book-a-Ride routes, travelers can search trips, compare prices, and book their tickets all on Wanderu.

Book-a-Ride Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi
Extra legroomExtra legroom

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Book-a-Ride bus coverage

Daily Trips664
stations23
cities18
countries1

What travelers are saying about Book-a-Ride

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Book-a-Ride had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 47 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 31 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 50 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 59 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 48 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 50 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 50 reviews

Book-a-Ride reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Book-a-Ride

(Based on 72 reviews)

3.8
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

3.8

Timeliness

3.9

Staff

4.1

Value

3.8

Condition

3.9

Book-a-Ride passenger reviews

1.0

Angela

February 21, 2024- Business

Toronto to Ottawa

Pros: None. Cons: 1. Seat 2. WiFi 3. Charging socket 4. Driver's Professionalism. Tips: None.

5.0

Rochelle

February 20, 2024- Visiting family

Toronto to Ottawa

Pros: Email about being late was very good for travellers. Cons: N/a. Tips: Don’t knock it till you try it.

2.0

Corey

February 19, 2024- Solo travel

Ottawa to Toronto

Pros: not much. Cons: bus engine was having a lot of issues, would not start a lot of the times, seats were very cramped and other passengers would not share room, bus was not on time and he tracking did not work, additional delays once the trip did start. Tips: share space, your backpack is not a seat traveller.

4.0

Rochelle

February 19, 2024- Visiting family

Ottawa to Toronto

Pros: Efficiency. Cons: Cleaner bus. Tips: Pretty decent for inexpensive travel.

3.0

Mimie Dimene

February 16, 2024- Visiting family

Whitby to Ottawa

Pros: The bus was very late and coming back to Toronto we had to wait on -19c outside bcs the bus was again late Please improve your departure time. Cons: Pick up time.

Book-a-Ride Routes & Network

Book-a-Ride’s bus network features 419 bus routes that connect 18 cities serving 23 stations. On average, Book-a-Ride performs about 664 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Book-a-Ride offers the highest number of daily bus service include Toronto and Kingston.

Top Cities Served by Book-a-Ride

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Toronto74:15 am3:50 am
Ottawa84:15 am3:50 am
Montreal410:30 am2:30 am
London34:15 am3:45 am
Whitby74:15 am3:45 am
Kingston64:15 am3:50 am
Mississauga44:15 am3:45 am
Kitchener44:15 am3:45 am
Brockville74:15 am3:50 am

Most popular Book-a-Ride routes

The bus from Toronto to Kingston is Book-a-Ride’s most popular route. Trips from Ottawa to Whitby and London to Toronto are also highly popular.

Top Book-a-Ride routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Toronto to Kingston82h 48m$34
Ottawa to Whitby74h 8m$34
London to Toronto93h 11m$26
Toronto to Montreal45h 45m$66
Toronto to Ottawa154h 47m$34
London to Mississauga92h 33m$26
London to Kitchener91h 23m$26
Belleville to Toronto51h 46m$34
Brockville to Toronto53h 32m$34

Book-a-Ride Bus Guide & FAQs

Yes, Book-a-Ride offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Book-a-Ride will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Book-a-Ride WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Book-a-Ride buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Book-a-Ride might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Book-a-Ride has 664 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Book-a-Ride does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

No, Book-a-Ride does not require an ID to board its buses at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Book-a-Ride buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Book-a-Ride does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, Book-a-Ride requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Book-a-Ride goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Book-a-Ride offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between bus lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Book-a-Ride tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 664 Book-a-Ride trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Book-a-Ride tickets start at just $4.07. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Book-a-Ride tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Book-a-Ride tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Book-a-Ride prices with trips offered by other bus companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare coach and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap coach and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best coach and train deals out there.

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