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Ottawa - North Bay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 24 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to North Bay. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to North Bay usually takes around 6 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance191 mi (308 km)
Shortest duration4h 34m
Cheapest price$49.86
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Ottawa to North Bay

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Conrad

February 22, 2023- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: Was bit crowded but overall a good trip. Cons: I don't know. Tips: No.

5.0

Sheila

March 16, 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: The bus driver was very professional. Helpful and friendly. I was impressed.. Cons: Very satisfied. It was a pleasant trip.

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to North Bay?

Bus tickets for a trip from Ottawa to North Bay cost $52.86 on average. Tickets cheaper than $52.86 are an excellent bargain. 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

$90$60$30AprApr

If you're planning to travel by bus from Ottawa to North Bay in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $72 to $76. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 23, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to North Bay this week, bus tickets are available starting at $72.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15MJJASONDJFMA
Traveling from Ottawa to North Bay by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $52 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to North Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to North Bay. 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 Northland246h 23m$54.82
  • 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 North Bay usually take about 6 hours and 23 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 191 miles from Ottawa to North Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 34 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.

Because many passengers travel from Ottawa to North Bay at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to North Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 24 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to North Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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: Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

Buses to North Bay leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • Ottawa - CHEO

Where does the bus arrive in North Bay?

Main arrival station: Education Centre - Lower Residence

Buses arrive in North Bay at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in North Bay:

  • Education Centre - Lower Residence

  • Education Centre - Main Campus

  • ONTC Terminal

  • North Bay Regional Health Centre

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