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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity coaches per day from Winnipeg to Ottawa. Traveling by coach from Winnipeg to Ottawa usually takes around 32 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 30 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance1040 mi (1674 km)
Shortest duration30h 59m
Cheapest price£168.54
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
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How much is a coach ticket from Winnipeg to Ottawa?

£172.29 is the average price of a bus ticket from Winnipeg to Ottawa. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good 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.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Winnipeg 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 £180 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Winnipeg to Ottawa?

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

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland111d 8h 4m£179.19
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland has been running coaches 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 Winnipeg to Ottawa usually take about 32 hours and 4 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Winnipeg to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach ride from Winnipeg to Ottawa?

The coach takes an average of 32 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 1040 miles from Winnipeg to Ottawa. However, the fastest coach only takes 30 hours and 59 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Winnipeg to Ottawa for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Winnipeg?

The first coach leaves at 12:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from Winnipeg to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach departures serve Ottawa each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from Winnipeg to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Winnipeg to Ottawa; ticket prices start at £151.29.

City Information

Winnipeg

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Winnipeg is the capital of Canada's province of Manitoba, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Art and culture are central to Winnipeg's identity, best experienced at sights including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks National Historic Site, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. If you visit between January and March, you may even luck out and see the Northern Lights in Winnipeg's night sky.

Winnipeg is home to a host of memorable outdoor activities, such as soaking in a Nordic Spa, hiking to Hansel & Gretel's "Witch Hut" in Kildonan Park, and skiing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park.

Union Station is Winnipeg's main train station, where cross-country VIA Rail trains depart along the Great Western Way to Vancouver or Toronto, and regional VIA Rail trains head north to Churchill. Winnipeg also connects to several Ontario Northland intercity bus routes. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International is the city's airport, which used to be a major stop for Greyhound Canada lines before they discontinued their service in the country.

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 coach leave from in Winnipeg?

Main departure station: Winnipeg Agency

Winnipeg has two coach stations with service to Ottawa.

All coach stations in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg Agency

  • Southdale Mall

Where does the coach arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

Coaches arrive in Ottawa at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

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