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About Barrie

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.

Station Information

24 Maple Ave, Barrie, ON - CABRRCAONO-0

Image credit: GTD Aquitaine, Public domain

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.

Popular bus stations in Barrie:

  • 24 Maple Ave

  • Allendale Waterfront

  • 9 A Simcoe St

What bus companies travel to Barrie, Ontario?

Located in Ontario, Canada, Barrie is accessible by bus from 9 other cities. You can choose from 93 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Barrie on Wanderu. Ontario Northland usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Barrie

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland1227h 25m$59.16
FlixBus US327h 46m$52.15
  • 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.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Barrie?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Barrie by bus with Ontario Northland giving them a 4.2 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Ontario Northland had the most comfortable bus service to Barrie taking into account the seats and amenities that Ontario Northland offers. They rate Ontario Northland a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Barrie punctually, travelers suggest that Ontario Northland has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Barrie, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$6.17 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Barrie, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Barrie. In the last month, buses from Orillia to Barrie had the lowest average price at $7.82.

The busiest bus station in Barrie is 24 Maple Ave. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Barrie are:

  • 24 Maple Ave
  • Allendale Waterfront
  • 9 A Simcoe St
Barrie ranks number 24 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 67 in Canada. Barrie ranks number 6 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Barrie via bus service. On average 68 direct daily bus trips serve Barrie.
The population of Barrie is 182041. Barrie ranks number 21 in terms of population in Ontario and number 47 in all of Canada.
Bus tickets to Barrie range from $6 for a short trip to Barrie, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Barrie starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Barrie can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
People who take the bus to Barrie are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Barrie easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Barrie is 9 A Simcoe St, located just 0.1 miles away. Select 9 A Simcoe St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Barrie. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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