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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity coaches per day from Ottawa to Fort Frances. Traveling by coach from Ottawa to Fort Frances usually takes around 29 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 26 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance860 mi (1384 km)
Shortest duration26h 2m
Cheapest price£151.84
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Ottawa to Fort Frances?

£155.05 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Fort Frances. 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 Ottawa to Fort Frances 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 £161 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Ottawa to Fort Frances?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Fort Frances. 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 Northland81d 5h 5m£161.75
  • 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 Ottawa to Fort Frances usually take about 29 hours and 5 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Ottawa to Fort Frances 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 Ottawa to Fort Frances?

The coach takes an average of 29 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 860 miles from Ottawa to Fort Frances. However, the fastest coach only takes 26 hours and 2 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Ottawa?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all coaches from Ottawa to Fort Frances, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Ottawa to Fort Frances 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.

City Information

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 Ottawa?

Main departure station: Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

Coaches to Fort Frances leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All coach stations in Ottawa:

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa Train Station

Where does the coach arrive in Fort Frances?

Main arrival station: Ft Frances

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Fort Frances.

Coach stations in Fort Frances:

  • Ft Frances

  • Couchiching Fn

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