Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie bus
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There are 14 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie usually takes around 11 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||422 mi (679 km)|
|Shortest duration||10h 55m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
The average price for a bus ticket to Sault Ste. Marie is €89.35, Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
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What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. 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||14||11h 55m||€92.76|
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 Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie usually take about 11 hours and 55 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie 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 Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie?
The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 679 kilometers from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 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 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?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Sault Ste. Marie. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ottawa?
The first bus leaves at 10:00 and the last bus leaves at 10:00. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Sault Ste. Marie each day?
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 Ottawa?
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Main departure 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.
All bus stations in Ottawa:
Ottawa Train Station
Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox
Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus
Ottawa - CHEO
Where does the bus arrive in Sault Ste. Marie?
Main arrival station: 503 Trunk St
Buses arrive in Sault Ste. Marie at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:
503 Trunk St
Sault Area Hospital
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