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Journey Information

There are 58 intercity coaches per day from Toronto to Ottawa. Traveling by coach from Toronto to Ottawa usually takes around 5 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance219 mi (352 km)
Shortest duration3h 55m
Cheapest price£11.38
Trips per day53
Most frequent serviceBook-a-Ride
Coach lines6

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Toronto to Ottawa

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)




20 February 2024- Visiting family


Pros: Email about being late was very good for travellers. Cons: N/a. Tips: Don’t knock it till you try it.



13 October 2023- Visiting family

Rider Express

Pros: Bus on time and driver friendly!! Cons: Nothing!! Tips: I recommend Wanderu for any trip that you are taking!



9 October 2023- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: Amazing ride, clean, spacious, very quiet if you want to sleep, good AC, arrived on time and was picked up on time. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: Book your ticket.



1 October 2023- Solo travel

Red Arrow Motorcoach

Pros: It was awesome. Cons: I wanted to wash my hands, but there is no sink, which is ok, I will travel with wet wipes in the future. Tips: Wet wipes and snacks.



12 September 2023- Business

Rider Express

needed the USB plug

Toronto to Ottawa Route Map

Toronto Ottawa

How much is a coach ticket from Toronto to Ottawa?

£20.46 is the average price of a bus ticket from Toronto to Ottawa. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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 Toronto to Ottawa is expected to range from £25 to £51. If you are looking to travel to Ottawa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £25 and can be found on 29 February 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Ottawa in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £59 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


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 25 days in advance to save £14.34 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Toronto to Ottawa?

There are 6 bus lines from Toronto to Ottawa available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 15 daily trips, Book-a-Ride 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-Ride154h 50m£18.33
Bookaride134h 49m£20.56
FlixBus US135h 13m£29.29
Ontario Northland513h 13m£77.15
Red Arrow Motorcoach44h 58m£35.40
Rider Express134h 56m£24.98
  • Book-a-Ride is a Canadian bus company that plays a vital role in the country's public transportation infrastructure. With numerous routes connecting cities across Canada, including daily connections from Ottawa to Toronto, and Ottawa to Kingston. Onboard amenities on Book-a-Ride coaches include air conditioning, restrooms, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity, ensuring a comfortable and connected journey for passengers. With an average of daily trips and extra legroom in seats, Book-a-Ride provides reliable and comfortable transportation for travelers throughout Canada.

  • Book Bookaride from Toronto to Ottawa from £15. There are 13 Bookaride schedules from Toronto to Ottawa and you can expect on average to pay for a Bookaride ticket to Ottawa. In Toronto, Bookaride departs to Ottawa from Scarborough Town Ctr and 1 other station. In Ottawa, Bookaride arrives at 33 George St and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Bookaride from Toronto to Ottawa takes 4 hours and 49 minutes , while the fastest available Bookaride trip will get you to Ottawa in 3 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Bookaride offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Ottawa.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 13 trips per day from Toronto to Ottawa, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 13 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

  • 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 4 trips each day from Toronto to Ottawa, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • 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

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 219 miles from Toronto to Ottawa. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 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.

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.

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Toronto to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 58 scheduled coaches that travel from Toronto to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 53 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 £31.58.

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?

Main departure station: Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay)

Coaches to Ottawa leave from 9 stations in Toronto.

All coach stations in Toronto:

  • Toronto (Bay St-Queen's Quay)

  • 55 Town Centre Court

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • 300 Borough Dr

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Scarborough Town Ctr

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station

Where does the coach arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: 33 George St

Coaches arrive in Ottawa at 9 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Ottawa:

  • 33 George St

  • Ottawa (Bayshore Dr-Woodridge Cres)

  • 1300 St. Laurent Blvd

  • Ottawa West Bus Stop - Rider Express

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Kanata

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa - CHEO

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