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Journey Information

There are 31 intercity coaches per day from Toronto to Ottawa. Traveling by coach from Toronto to Ottawa usually takes around 6 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Book-a-Ride coach can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance219 mi (352 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price£18.03
Trips per day24
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Toronto to Ottawa

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)




26 February 2023- Solo travel


It was challenging to find the bus. The ticket mentions SE entrance of the Ciniplex, but there are no bus stops at that place. I almost missed the bus because of that, so maybe put a picture of where people should wait for the bus

It was challenging to find the bus. The ticket mentions SE entrance of the Ciniplex, but there are no bus stops at that place. I almost missed the bus because of that, so maybe put a picture of where people should wait for the bus



13 February 2023- Visiting family


More space between seats for taller community

More space between seats for taller community



29 January 2023- Vacation


Pros: The driver was excellent and very gracious. The only reason we were a bit late is because of the road conditions. Cons: Was all good. Tips: Great website to get good discounts.

Pros: The driver was excellent and very gracious. The only reason we were a bit late is because of the road conditions. Cons: Was all good. Tips: Great website to get good discounts.



13 January 2023- Visiting family

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Pros: Extremely confortable Seats, great temperature un the bus. I really enjoyed the ride. Cons: Everything was great.

Pros: Extremely confortable Seats, great temperature un the bus. I really enjoyed the ride. Cons: Everything was great.


Tsz Hong Nickolas

29 December 2022- Vacation


Pros: The bus driver was caring, responsible and reliable. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus cabin. Tips: Choose a seat away from the washroom.

Pros: The bus driver was caring, responsible and reliable. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus cabin. Tips: Choose a seat away from the washroom.

Toronto to Ottawa Route Map

Toronto Ottawa

How much is a coach ticket from Toronto to Ottawa?

The average price for a coach ticket to Ottawa is £26.52, Traveling by coach on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Toronto. 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.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Toronto to Ottawa is expected to range from £47 to £80. If you are looking to travel to Ottawa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £47. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £47 and can be found on 20 March 2023.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £71 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Ottawa in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £78 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £23.63 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Toronto to Ottawa?

There are 5 bus lines from Toronto to Ottawa available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 11 daily trips, Rider Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Book-a-Ride84h 40m£25.71
FlixBus34h 54m£33.40
Ontario Northland813h 35m£76.52
Red Arrow Motorcoach55h 1m£41.11
Rider Express114h 56m£31.56
  • Book-a-Ride


    Book Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Ottawa from £18. There are 8 Book-a-Ride schedules from Toronto to Ottawa and you can expect on average to pay for a Book-a-Ride ticket to Ottawa. In Toronto, Book-a-Ride departs to Ottawa from Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay) and 1 other station. In Ottawa, Book-a-Ride arrives at 33 George St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Book-a-Ride from Toronto to Ottawa takes 4 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Book-a-Ride trip will get you to Ottawa in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Book-a-Ride offers 9 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Ottawa.

  • FlixBus


    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Toronto to Ottawa, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 54 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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 Toronto to Ottawa usually take about 13 hours and 35 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

  • Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow Motorcoach

    Red Arrow coaches connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious coaches with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 5 trips each day from Toronto to Ottawa, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • Rider Express

    Rider Express

    Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Toronto 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 Toronto to Ottawa?

The coach takes an average of 6 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 219 miles from Toronto to Ottawa. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Toronto to Ottawa at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Toronto?

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all coaches from Toronto to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Ottawa are there per day?

There are 31 scheduled coaches that travel from Toronto to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 24 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Toronto to Ottawa; ticket prices start at £31.72.

City Information


Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.


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 Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main departure station: 1 Yorkdale St

The Bus Terminal on Yorkdale Street provides intercity bus services for Toronto. The terminal opened in 1979, and it is located right in the middle of North York, slightly northwest of downtown Toronto. Ontario Northland operates intercity bus service through the Yorkdale Bus Terminal. There are 13 bus stands at the station, offering ample parking spaces for incoming and outgoing buses. Amenities at the station include a waiting lounge and public restrooms. If you have time before your bus departs, head into the neighboring Yorkdale Shopping Centre for an assortment of top brands.

All coach stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • 55 Town Centre Court

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay)

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

Where does the coach arrive in Ottawa?

Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-0

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Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, ON - CAXDSVIA-1

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Main arrival 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.

Coach stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • 33 George St

  • 1300 St. Laurent Blvd

  • Ottawa (Bayshore Dr-Woodridge Cres)

  • Ottawa West

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

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