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About Ontario Northland

Ontario Northland is a bus company that is part of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission: a Crown agency of the provincial government that includes passenger and freight trains and buses. The company's history goes back to the construction of its first railroad in 1902, and Ontario Northland began to operate coach service in 1937. Today, Ontario Northland's buses connect 121 cities in Ontario on 25346 individual daily trips. Some of Ontario Northland's major destinations include Toronto and the Canadian capital, Ottawa.

Passengers can enjoy onboard Wi-Fi and access to power outlets onboard Ontario Northland buses. The company's clean and comfortable vehicles also feature air conditioning and restrooms for added convenience. Plus, most schedules include rest stops every 1.5 hours so that passengers can stretch their legs.

Ontario Northland has been an official Wanderu partner since 2018, and you can always find the cheapest Ontario Northland tickets by searching on Wanderu. Fill in your desired travel route in the search tool above to get started.

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Ontario Northland Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
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Ontario Northland bus coverage

Daily Trips25,346
stations171
cities121
countries1

What travelers are saying about Ontario Northland

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Ontario Northland had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"My driver reminded passengers to keep masks on."
based on 102 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Wifi was excellent."
based on 86 reviews
"The driver was just a delight!"
based on 114 reviews
"Good service, definitely worth it."
based on 105 reviews
"Was very fast with on time arrival."
based on 125 reviews
"Comfortable new seats in bus with seatbelts."
based on 120 reviews
"I was happy with how clean the seats were."
based on 135 reviews

Ontario Northland reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Ontario Northland

(Based on 140 reviews)

4.5
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

4.6

Staff

4.4

Value

3.4

Condition

4.6

Ontario Northland passenger reviews

5.0

Juan

20 November 2022- Visiting family

Sudbury to Toronto

Pros: The trip of Nov. 20, was good but my trip for Nov. 18 for Toronto to Sudbury was very bad, because the bus leave Yorkdale early and even that I was 2 pm. sharp the same that other 4 more customers, we missing the bus. I was following the bus to Barrie and was th...

Pros: The trip of Nov. 20, was good but my trip for Nov. 18 for Toronto to Sudbury was very bad, because the bus leave Yorkdale early and even that I was 2 pm. sharp the same that other 4 more customers, we missing the bus. I was following the bus to Barrie and was the same history also in Parry Sound. I will apply to get refund of my ticket. Cons: Yes, made an strict schedule to avoid missing the trips.

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5.0

Mumta

9 November 2022- Visiting family

Toronto to North Bay

Pros: It was a great journey and we were all safe. Cons: Nothing. Tips: To bring food.

Pros: It was a great journey and we were all safe. Cons: Nothing. Tips: To bring food.

5.0

Adekunle

5 November 2022- Solo travel

Toronto to Orillia

Date change and refund policy should be implemented

Date change and refund policy should be implemented

5.0

Ella

9 October 2022- Solo travel

Toronto to Barrie

Pros: No problems, clean, just a normal good bus ride. Cons: Nothing apart from price.

Pros: No problems, clean, just a normal good bus ride. Cons: Nothing apart from price.

4.0

Catharina

2 October 2022- Visiting family

Ottawa to Pembroke

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous but also professional and considerate of all passengers. He was also an excellent driver and did not take any risks. Cons: It would be nice to have the trips from via rail coordinated with the bus routes to some extent....

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous but also professional and considerate of all passengers. He was also an excellent driver and did not take any risks. Cons: It would be nice to have the trips from via rail coordinated with the bus routes to some extent. I had to stay overnight in Ottawa as I missed my bus to Pembroke by 15 minutes post arrival from Toronto via Via Rail. I was also unable to access the WiFi on the bus. Better signage for the Bus service and possible update on timing of the bus. Tips: Make sure you download your ticket in case you are unable to access your email during travels.

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Ontario Northland Routes & Network

Ontario Northland’s bus network features 24084 bus routes that connect 121 cities serving 171 stations. On average, Ontario Northland performs about 25346 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Ontario Northland offers the highest number of daily bus service include Toronto and Huntsville.

Top Cities Served by Ontario Northland

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Toronto85:15 am4:14 am
Sudbury85:10 am4:30 am
North Bay85:10 am4:30 am
Barrie85:10 am4:30 am
Ottawa55:15 am4:14 am
Huntsville85:10 am4:30 am
Orillia85:10 am4:30 am
Gravenhurst85:10 am4:30 am
Timmins85:15 am4:14 am

Most popular Ontario Northland routes

The bus from Toronto to Huntsville is Ontario Northland’s most popular route. Trips from Ottawa to Sudbury and Toronto to Orillia are also highly popular.

Top Ontario Northland routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Toronto to Huntsville124h 54m€46
Ottawa to Sudbury297h 15m€69
Toronto to Orillia215h 27m€27
Toronto to Bracebridge72h 58m€43
Parry Sound to Toronto53h 48m€47
Toronto to Gravenhurst93h 28m€38
Toronto to Barrie122h 24m€20
Toronto to North Bay115h 43m€69
Toronto to Sudbury337h 12m€68

Ontario Northland Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Ontario Northland buses have WiFi?

Yes, Ontario Northland offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Ontario Northland will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Ontario Northland WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Ontario Northland buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Ontario Northland might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Ontario Northland's schedule?

On a typical day, Ontario Northland has 25346 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Ontario Northland does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Ontario Northland requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Ontario Northland’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Ontario Northland’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Ontario Northland buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Ontario Northland buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Ontario Northland does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Ontario Northland ticket?

Ontario Northland does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Ontario Northland offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Ontario Northland focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Ontario Northland tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 25,346 Ontario Northland trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Ontario Northland tickets start at just €4.79. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Ontario Northland tickets?

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