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Kingston - Ottawa Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 18 intercity buses per day from Kingston to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Kingston to Ottawa usually takes around 2 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance91 mi (146 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$10.76
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceBook-a-Ride
Bus lines5

How much is a bus ticket from Kingston to Ottawa?

Bus tickets for a trip from Kingston to Ottawa cost $16.40 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. 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

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Bus tickets from Kingston to Ottawa are expected to cost between $23 and $53 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Ottawa within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $23. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Kingston to Ottawa are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $29. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $39, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 13 days in advance to save $14.92 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Kingston to Ottawa?

There are 5 bus lines from Kingston to Ottawa available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Book-a-Ride usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Book-a-Ride73h 45m$31.53
Bookaride63h 0m$29.80
FlixBus US52h 7m$26.43
Red Arrow Motorcoach22h 59m$39.52
Rider Express61h 57m$20.39
  • Book-a-Ride is a Canadian bus company that plays a vital role in the country's public transportation infrastructure. With numerous routes connecting cities across Canada, including daily connections from Ottawa to Toronto, and Ottawa to Kingston. Onboard amenities on Book-a-Ride coaches include air conditioning, restrooms, power outlets, and Wi-Fi connectivity, ensuring a comfortable and connected journey for passengers. With an average of daily trips and extra legroom in seats, Book-a-Ride provides reliable and comfortable transportation for travelers throughout Canada.

  • Book Bookaride from Kingston to Ottawa from $18. There are 6 trips per day offered by Bookaride from Kingston to Ottawa and you can expect on average to pay for a Bookaride ticket to Ottawa. In Kingston, Bookaride departs to Ottawa from 1141 Division St . In Ottawa, Bookaride arrives at 33 George St and one other station.

    An average trip on Bookaride from Kingston to Ottawa takes 3 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Bookaride trip will get you to Ottawa in 1 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Bookaride offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Ottawa.

  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 5 trips per day from Kingston to Ottawa, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Red Arrow buses connect popular destinations throughout Alberta in luxurious buses with the best amenities. Passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, power outlets, and extra legroom. Free water and snacks available for purchase round out the high-end vehicle's offerings. Red Arrow runs 2 trips each day from Kingston to Ottawa, and tickets on this route usually cost about .

  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 91 miles from Kingston to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Ottawa. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kingston to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Kingston to Ottawa every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Kingston to Ottawa; ticket prices start at $35.67.

City Information

Kingston

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Kingston is a beautiful lake city where the past and present intermingle at every turn, offering visitors of all ages and interests something to enjoy. History enthusiasts should visit Fort Henry National Historic Site to see remnants of old military conquest. Next, head to Bellevue House, the former home of Canada's first Prime Minister and perhaps the best example of the old-world Victorian architecture in the city.

Located on the northern tip of Lake Ontario, Kingston is brimming with watersports, bike trails, and mountain hikes for those that want to immerse themselves in nature—the Thousand Islands National Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, situated just outside of the city, are two highlights.

Kingston also harbors a bustling urban culture comprising live music, antique markets, and culinary excellence that is best experienced simply by walking around and following your eyes and nose. Raise a glass in any of Kingston's award-winning wineries or microbreweries before heading downtown to dine at one of the many international restaurants.

The city is well-placed and offers easy connections via rail and bus to major urban centers like Toronto and Montreal. Norman Rogers Airport is the quickest way to get around regionally, while the historic Rideau Canal provides Ottawa-bound travelers a slower but incredibly scenic mode of transport.

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 Kingston?

Main departure station: 1141 Division St

Buses to Ottawa leave from 4 stations in Kingston.

All bus stations in Kingston:

  • 1141 Division St

  • 1185 Division St.

  • Kingston

  • Queens University

Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: 33 George St

Buses arrive in Ottawa at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • 33 George St

  • Ottawa (Bayshore Dr-Woodridge Cres)

  • 1300 St. Laurent Blvd

  • Ottawa West Bus Stop - Rider Express

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

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