Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie coach
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There are 15 intercity coaches per day from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Traveling by coach from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie usually takes around 11 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 10 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||422 mi (679 km)|
|Shortest duration||10h 55m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a coach ticket from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
The average price for a coach ticket to Sault Ste. Marie is £78.70, Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
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What coach companies travel from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||15||11h 55m||£81.68|
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 Sault Ste. Marie usually take about 11 hours and 55 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie?
The coach takes an average of 11 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 422 miles from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. However, the fastest coach only takes 10 hours and 55 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?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
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 Sault Ste. Marie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coach departures serve Sault Ste. Marie each day?
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.
Where does the coach leave from in Ottawa?
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Main departure station: Ottawa Train Station
The Ottawa Station is the central station for intermodal transportation services in Ottawa. Constructed in 1966, the current station is an eclectic mix of modernism and Beaux-Arts, offering a unique design that makes it stand out from the crowd. The current station provides intercity bus services and rail services all from one convenient hub. The rail services are provided by VIA Rail, with possible destinations including Toronto and Montreal. In addition, Ontario Northland offers bus service, and there is also a shuttle bus line from the station to Montréal–Trudeau International Airport. On-station amenities include a parking lot with 330 spaces, bicycle parking racks, and disabled access.
All coach stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
Ottawa - CHEO
Where does the coach arrive in Sault Ste. Marie?
Main arrival station: 503 Trunk St
Coaches arrive in Sault Ste. Marie at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.
Coach stations in Sault Ste. Marie:
503 Trunk St
Sault Area Hospital
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