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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Pembroke. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Pembroke usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in just one hour and 46 minutes.

Distance74 mi (119 km)
Shortest duration1h 46m
Cheapest price$24.80
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ottawa to Pembroke

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Catharina

October 2, 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous but also professional and considerate of all passengers. He was also an excellent driver and did not take any risks. Cons: It would be nice to have the trips from via rail coordinated with the bus routes to some extent....

Pros: The driver was very friendly and courteous but also professional and considerate of all passengers. He was also an excellent driver and did not take any risks. Cons: It would be nice to have the trips from via rail coordinated with the bus routes to some extent. I had to stay overnight in Ottawa as I missed my bus to Pembroke by 15 minutes post arrival from Toronto via Via Rail. I was also unable to access the WiFi on the bus. Better signage for the Bus service and possible update on timing of the bus. Tips: Make sure you download your ticket in case you are unable to access your email during travels.

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5.0

Mark

August 16, 2022- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

Lower price fares

Lower price fares

4.0

Ingrid

July 23, 2022- Vacation

Ontario Northland

Pros: Good to visit and get to know other cities in Ontario. Cons: Bus travel to Pembroke schedule can be improved so that return bus to Ottawa is available on weekend mornings. Tips: No.

Pros: Good to visit and get to know other cities in Ontario. Cons: Bus travel to Pembroke schedule can be improved so that return bus to Ottawa is available on weekend mornings. Tips: No.

4.0

Vincent

May 12, 2022- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Nice cleean bus,, good service, on time

Nice cleean bus,, good service, on time

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Pembroke?

$24.92 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Pembroke. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ottawa to Pembroke is expected to range from $38 to $40. If you are looking to travel to Pembroke within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $38. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $38 and can be found on December 8, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Ottawa to Pembroke 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 $25 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Pembroke?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Pembroke. 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 Northland42h 10m$29.19
  • 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 Pembroke usually take about 2 hours and 10 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 74 miles from Ottawa to Pembroke. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 46 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.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Pembroke, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Pembroke are there per day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Pembroke every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Ottawa to Pembroke without transferring.

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 - Hospital - General Campus

Buses to Pembroke leave from 4 stations in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa Train Station

Where does the bus arrive in Pembroke?

Main arrival station: 171 Alexander St

All buses from Ottawa arrive at one main station in Pembroke.

All bus stations in Pembroke:

  • 171 Alexander St

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