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About Book-a-Ride

Book-a-Ride is a popular bus company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Book-a-Ride tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Book-a-Ride serves 64 routes, connecting 9 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Book-a-Ride runs an average of 169 trips per day and 2,372 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from $29.52 to $67.09 based on a variety of factors.

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 Trips169
stations12
cities9
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 3 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 2 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 3 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 3 reviews
“The bus got there on time.”
based on 1 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 3 reviews
“The bus was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 3 reviews

Book-a-Ride reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Book-a-Ride

(Based on 3 reviews)

4.3
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.7

Timeliness

3.7

Staff

4.7

Value

4.7

Condition

4.7

Book-a-Ride passenger reviews

5.0

Sharon

November 7, 2022- Visiting family

Ottawa to Toronto

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing.

4.0

Constance

October 27, 2022- Solo travel

Whitby to Ottawa

Driver was very open and explained delay

Driver was very open and explained delay

Book-a-Ride Routes & Network

Book-a-Ride’s bus network features 64 bus routes that connect 9 cities serving 12 stations. On average, Book-a-Ride performs about 169 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Book-a-Ride offers the highest number of daily bus service include Kingston and Whitby.

Top Cities Served by Book-a-Ride

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Toronto35:20 am4:55 am
Ottawa35:20 am4:55 am
London31:00 pm11:30 pm
Kitchener21:00 pm10:30 pm
Whitby25:20 am4:55 am
Brockville25:20 am4:55 am
Mississauga21:00 pm11:15 pm
Kingston25:20 am4:55 am
Belleville25:20 am4:55 am

Most popular Book-a-Ride routes

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

Top Book-a-Ride routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Kingston to Whitby32h 7m$67
Belleville to Toronto71h 56m$67
Kingston to Toronto72h 46m$67
Mississauga to London31h 56m$38
London to Kitchener31h 5m$30
Whitby to Ottawa74h 1m$67
London to Toronto42h 17m$38
Toronto to Ottawa204h 54m$67
Toronto to Brockville73h 40m$67

Book-a-Ride Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Book-a-Ride buses have WiFi?

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.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

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.

What is Book-a-Ride's schedule?

On a typical day, Book-a-Ride has 169 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.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

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.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

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.

What are Book-a-Ride’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Book-a-Ride’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Book-a-Ride buses?

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.

Are meals or beverages available?

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.

Do you have to print your Book-a-Ride ticket?

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.

Does Book-a-Ride offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

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 169 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 $29.52. 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.

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