Buses from Montreal to Ottawa

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Montreal to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Montreal to Ottawa usually takes around 2 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance103 mi (166 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price€34.68
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceTour Express
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Montreal to Ottawa

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Alejandra

11 May 2022- Business

Tour Express

Pros: The ease of taking transport and the punctuality of departure and arrival. Cons: Put a sign that there is wifi available because I didn't know they had this service.

Pros: The ease of taking transport and the punctuality of departure and arrival. Cons: Put a sign that there is wifi available because I didn't know they had this service.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Ottawa?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Montreal to Ottawa. Tour Express is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tour Express22h 0m€34.68
  • Tour Express

    Tour Express

    Book Tour Express from Montreal to Ottawa from €35. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tour Express from Montreal to Ottawa and you can expect on average to pay for a Tour Express ticket to Ottawa. In Montreal, Tour Express departs to Ottawa from Station Berri-UQAM . In Ottawa, Tour Express arrives at Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg .

    An average trip on Tour Express from Montreal to Ottawa takes 2 hours and 0 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal 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 Montreal to Ottawa?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours to cover the 166 kilometers from Montreal to Ottawa. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Montreal to Ottawa. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to Ottawa; ticket prices start at €29.62.

City Information

Montreal

Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. We even propose Montreal as a fantastic bachelorette party destination to consider. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

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 Montreal?

Main departure station: Station Berri-UQAM

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Station Berri-UQAM

Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg

All buses from Montreal arrive at one main station in Ottawa.

Bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg

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