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About Ontario Northland

Ontario Northland is the bus service stemming from Ontario Northland Railway, one of the longest operating rail services in Canada. First established in 1902, Ontario Northland began ramping up bus operations in 2012 and currently covers 121 cities with 24112 routes. With such a large number of trips both local and long-distance, there is a large variance in ticket prices. Depending on the route, an Ontario Northland bus ticket could cost anywhere between £3.66 and £270.76. Major hubs include Ottawa, Toronto, and North Bay; service extends as far west as Winnipeg.

Contact Ontario Northland

Phone number: CA: 1 (800) 461-8558Phone number: US: 1 (800) 461-8558Email: [email protected]

Ontario Northland Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power pointPower point


Ontario Northland coach coverage

Daily Trips22,998

What travelers are saying about Ontario Northland

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Ontario Northland had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"My driver reminded passengers to keep masks on."
based on 32 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Wifi was excellent."
based on 37 reviews
"The driver was just a delight!"
based on 41 reviews
"Good service, definitely worth it."
based on 38 reviews
"Was very fast with on time arrival."
based on 48 reviews
"Comfortable new seats in bus with seatbelts."
based on 45 reviews
"I was happy with how clean the seats were."
based on 51 reviews

Ontario Northland reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Ontario Northland

(Based on 52 reviews)

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Ontario Northland passenger reviews



13 January 2022- Solo travel

North Bay to Toronto

Pros: Driver made good decision to fix no heat problem. New bus brought to Powassan. Great service ! Cons: Champagne, dancing girls, poker game etc🤓. Tips: Do not hesitate to travel with this bus service.

Pros: Driver made good decision to fix no heat problem. New bus brought to Powassan. Great service ! Cons: Champagne, dancing girls, poker game etc🤓. Tips: Do not hesitate to travel with this bus service.



6 January 2022- Visiting family

Toronto to Barrie

Pros: Excellent views from bus windows. Cons: Fewer stops before heading straight to Barrie.

Pros: Excellent views from bus windows. Cons: Fewer stops before heading straight to Barrie.



2 January 2022- Solo travel

Toronto to Orillia

It was great

It was great


Wing Lok Raymond

31 December 2021- Solo travel

Sudbury to Toronto

Smooth driving

Smooth driving



30 December 2021- Solo travel

Sudbury to Toronto

Pros: All the scenery, it was my first time up north and I can’t wait to go back. Tips: Dress warm lol.

Pros: All the scenery, it was my first time up north and I can’t wait to go back. Tips: Dress warm lol.

Ontario Northland Routes & Network

Ontario Northland’s coach network features 24112 coach routes that connect 121 cities serving 170 stations. On average, Ontario Northland performs about 22998 coach trips every day. The top cities to which Ontario Northland offers the highest number of daily coach service include Toronto and Orillia.

Top Cities Served by Ontario Northland

CityRouteEarliest coachLatest coach
Toronto65:15 am4:14 am
Sudbury65:10 am4:30 am
Barrie65:10 am4:30 am
North Bay65:10 am4:30 am
Huntsville65:10 am4:30 am
Ottawa65:15 am4:14 am
Gravenhurst65:10 am4:30 am
Orillia65:10 am4:30 am
Sault Ste. Marie65:15 am4:14 am

Top States Served by Ontario Northland

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city

Most popular Ontario Northland routes

The coach from Toronto to Orillia is Ontario Northland’s most popular route. Trips from Toronto to Huntsville and Bracebridge to Toronto are also highly popular.

Top Ontario Northland routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Toronto to Orillia122h 46m£21
Toronto to Huntsville114h 54m£36
Bracebridge to Toronto63h 8m£33
Parry Sound to Toronto43h 32m£36
Toronto to Sudbury327h 13m£51
Toronto to Gravenhurst83h 26m£29
Toronto to North Bay105h 37m£53
Toronto to Barrie123h 2m£15
Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie1212h 31m£90

Ontario Northland Coach Guide & FAQs

Do Ontario Northland coaches have WiFi?

Yes, Ontario Northland offers WiFi on their coaches. Although most trips with Ontario Northland will have WiFi as advertised, some coaches might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Ontario Northland WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the coach?

Yes, there are power points onboard Ontario Northland coaches. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Ontario Northland might sometimes use replacement coach vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Ontario Northland's schedule?

On a typical day, Ontario Northland has 22998 scheduled coach trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Ontario Northland does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the coach?

Yes, Ontario Northland requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the coach. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Ontario Northland’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Ontario Northland’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Ontario Northland coaches?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Ontario Northland coaches. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Ontario Northland does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most coaches do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Ontario Northland ticket?

Ontario Northland does not require a printed ticket to board the coach. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Ontario Northland offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Ontario Northland focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Ontario Northland tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 22,998 Ontario Northland trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Ontario Northland tickets start at just £3.66. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Ontario Northland tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Ontario Northland tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Ontario Northland prices with trips offered by other coach companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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