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Ottawa - Cobalt Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Cobalt. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Cobalt usually takes around 7 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance234 mi (376 km)
Shortest duration7h 4m
Cheapest price$68.12
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Cobalt?

$71.32 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Cobalt. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ottawa to Cobalt is expected to range from $95 to $102. If you are looking to travel to Cobalt within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $95. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $95 and can be found on December 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Ottawa to Cobalt by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $72 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Cobalt?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Cobalt. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland87h 31m$74.31
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    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 Ottawa to Cobalt usually take about 7 hours and 31 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 234 miles from Ottawa to Cobalt. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 4 minutes. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Ottawa to Cobalt for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ottawa?

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to Cobalt, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Cobalt every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

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 Ottawa?

Main departure station: Ottawa - CHEO

Buses to Cobalt leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Cobalt?

Main arrival station: Corner of Highway 11B and Bass Lake Rd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cobalt.

All bus stations in Cobalt:

  • Corner of Highway 11B and Bass Lake Rd

  • 13 Cobalt St

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