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Journey Information

There are 28 intercity coaches per day from Ottawa to North Bay. Traveling by coach from Ottawa to North Bay usually takes around 6 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 4 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance191 mi (308 km)
Shortest duration4h 34m
Cheapest price£39.70
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Coach lines1

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Ottawa to North Bay

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




22 February 2023- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: Was bit crowded but overall a good trip. Cons: I don't know. Tips: No.



16 March 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: The bus driver was very professional. Helpful and friendly. I was impressed.. Cons: Very satisfied. It was a pleasant trip.

How much is a coach ticket from Ottawa to North Bay?

£40.03 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to North Bay. Any tickets cheaper than £40.03 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


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ottawa to North Bay is expected to range from £57 to £60. If you are looking to travel to North Bay within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £57. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £57 and can be found on 22 May 2024.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Ottawa to North Bay 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 £41 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Ottawa to North Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to North Bay. 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 Northland286h 21m£43.39
  • 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 North Bay usually take about 6 hours and 21 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 191 miles from Ottawa to North Bay. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 34 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.

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to North Bay, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

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 North Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 28 scheduled coaches that travel from Ottawa to North Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information


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: Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

Coaches to North Bay leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All coach stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

Where does the coach arrive in North Bay?

Main arrival station: Education Centre - Main Campus

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

Coach stations in North Bay:

  • Education Centre - Main Campus

  • Education Centre - Lower Residence

  • ONTC Terminal

  • North Bay Regional Health Centre

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