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Journey Information

There are 15 intercity coaches per day from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. Traveling by coach from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa usually takes around 12 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 11 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance422 mi (679 km)
Shortest duration11h 39m
Cheapest price£79.55
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Coach lines1

How much is a coach ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?

£79.55 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper 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 Sault Ste. Marie 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 £85 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie 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 Northland1512h 27m£86.13
  • 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 Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa usually take about 12 hours and 27 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa?

The coach takes an average of 12 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 422 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa. However, the fastest coach only takes 11 hours and 39 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?

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Sault Ste. Marie?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all coaches from Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach schedules are there most days?

There are 15 scheduled coaches that travel from Sault Ste. Marie 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.

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 Sault Ste. Marie?

Main departure station: 503 Trunk St

Coaches to Ottawa leave from 3 stations in Sault Ste. Marie.

All coach stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • 503 Trunk St

  • Sault Area Hospital

  • Sault College

Where does the coach arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Ottawa - CHEO

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

Coach stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

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