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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from North Bay to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from North Bay to Ottawa usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance191 mi (308 km)
Shortest duration4h 24m
Cheapest price€45.21
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from North Bay to Ottawa?

€47.54 is the average price of a bus ticket from North Bay to Ottawa. Any tickets cheaper than €47.54 can be considered a great deal. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from North Bay to Ottawa is expected to range from €63 to €67. If you are looking to travel to Ottawa within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €63 and can be found on 12 February 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from North Bay to Ottawa by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €47 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €10.58 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from North Bay to Ottawa?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from North Bay to Ottawa. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland146h 59m€49.26
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    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 North Bay to Ottawa usually take about 6 hours and 59 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from North Bay to Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus ride from North Bay to Ottawa?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 308 kilometers from North Bay to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 24 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Ottawa, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave North Bay?

The first bus leaves at 13:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from North Bay to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from North Bay to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Ottawa

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 bus leave from in North Bay?

Main departure station: North Bay Regional Health Centre

Buses to Ottawa leave from 3 stations in North Bay.

All bus stations in North Bay:

  • North Bay Regional Health Centre

  • ONTC Terminal

  • North Bay Education Centre

Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

Buses arrive in Ottawa at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

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