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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.
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.
Popular bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
Ottawa - CHEO
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
33 George St
Ottawa (Bayshore Dr-Woodridge Cres)
Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg
1300 St. Laurent Blvd
What bus companies travel to Ottawa, Ontario?
Located in Ontario, Canada, Ottawa is accessible by bus from 94 other cities. You can choose from 595 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Ottawa on Wanderu. Ontario Northland usually has the most buses on any given day.
Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Ottawa are also available..
Bus companies serving Ottawa
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||120||12h 17m||€86.65|
|Rider Express||8||4h 1m||€34.53|
|Red Arrow Motorcoach||2||4h 21m||€45.48|
|Tour Express||1||2h 0m||€24.78|
Ontario Northland has been running buses 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.
Red Arrow Motorcoach
Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses 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.
Which bus service has the best service to Ottawa?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ottawa by bus with Tour Express giving them a 5 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Book-a-Ride had the most comfortable bus service to Ottawa taking into account the seats and amenities that Book-a-Ride offers. They rate Book-a-Ride a 4.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Ottawa punctually, travelers suggest that Tour Express has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Ottawa, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.
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The busiest bus station in Ottawa is Ottawa Train Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Ottawa are:
- Ottawa Train Station
- Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
- Ottawa - CHEO
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