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There are 8 intercity buses per day from Barrie to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Barrie to Ottawa usually takes around 12 hours, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 19 minutes.
|Distance||208 mi (335 km)|
|Shortest duration||11h 19m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
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What bus companies travel from Barrie to Ottawa?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Barrie to Ottawa. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||8||12h 1m||€80.30|
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. Ontario Northland trips from Barrie to Ottawa usually take about 12 hours and 1 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 12 hours to cover the 335 kilometers from Barrie to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 19 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Because many passengers travel from Barrie to Ottawa at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 09:00 and the last bus leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all buses from Barrie to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Barrie is a beautiful lakeside city whose waterfront draws visitors from near and far. Kempenfelt Bay is home to three beaches, lush bayside gardens, and the serene Waterfront Trail, but Barrie also has much more to offer. A walking tour through the historic Downtown district reveals the city's diverse cultural and architectural heritage. This is also the place to embrace Barrie's thriving art scene in the form of the renowned MacLaren Art Centre and the city's iconic Spirit Catcher sculpture by the bay. Standout outdoor activities include hot air balloon rides over Barrie, Lake Simcoe scuba diving, and wintertime skiing.
With a dizzying selection of antique shops, flea markets, small boutiques, and big shopping malls, Barrie is home to a one-of-a-kind shopping culture that is well worth exploring. And if you're visiting during the ice hockey season, be sure to catch a game at the Barrie Molson Centre.
Barrie is well served by highway and rail links that connect the city to Toronto, from which destinations further afield are accessible. Intercity bus travel is available downtown from the centrally-located Barrie Bus Terminal.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Barrie?
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Main departure station: 24 Maple Ave
Built in 1991 to replace an older terminal across the street, the Barrie Bus Terminal on Maple Ave is one of Barrie's municipal and intercity bus stations. Ontario Northland buses run from this station to destinations like Toronto and Ottawa. Inside the large building, passengers will find plenty of seating, restrooms, and customer service staff. The bus terminal is close to the bars and restaurants along nearby Dunlop Street and a short walk from Heritage Park on Lake Simcoe.
All bus stations in Barrie:
24 Maple Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?
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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.
Bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Ottawa - CHEO
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
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