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There is one daily bus from Barrie to Renfrew. Traveling by bus from Barrie to Renfrew usually takes around 10 hours and 29 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||165 mi (265 km)|
|Shortest duration||10h 29m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Barrie to Renfrew?
Bus tickets for a trip from Barrie to Renfrew cost $75.12 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $75.12. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Average prices by travel date
If you're planning to travel by bus from Barrie to Renfrew in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $102 to $107. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on October 2, 2023.
If you’re looking to travel to Renfrew this week, bus tickets are available starting at $102.
Monthly average prices
What bus companies travel from Barrie to Renfrew?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Barrie to Renfrew. Ontario Northland is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||1||10h 29m||$77.56|
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 Barrie to Renfrew usually take about 10 hours and 29 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 165 miles from Barrie to Renfrew. 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.
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Renfrew at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.
There is usually only one bus per day from Barrie to Renfrew. It leaves the station in Barrie at 10:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Barrie?
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Main departure station: 24 Maple Ave
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.
All bus stations in Barrie:
24 Maple Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Renfrew?
Main arrival station: 361 O'Brien St
All buses from Barrie arrive at one main station in Renfrew.
All bus stations in Renfrew:
361 O'Brien St
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