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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Sudbury. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Sudbury usually takes around 7 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance264 mi (424 km)
Shortest duration6h 15m
Cheapest price$53.38
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Michel

September 21, 2022- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Pros: Friendly, on time, organized. Driver had good common sense and showed good problem solving skills. Cons: Nothing at this time. Tips: Not today.

Pros: Friendly, on time, organized. Driver had good common sense and showed good problem solving skills. Cons: Nothing at this time. Tips: Not today.

5.0

Trevor

June 26, 2022

Ontario Northland

Pros: it was nice to not have to drive, however it was 2 hrs longer than if i drove myself. the bus was not overbooked and i was able to sit comfortably without having someone sit next to me. also was quite quiet. Cons: all in all it was ok. i would do it again if...

Pros: it was nice to not have to drive, however it was 2 hrs longer than if i drove myself. the bus was not overbooked and i was able to sit comfortably without having someone sit next to me. also was quite quiet. Cons: all in all it was ok. i would do it again if needed. Tips: just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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5.0

Djeneba

May 1, 2022- Business

Ontario Northland

Pros: La sympathie de la conductrice et compréhensive.Je me sentais en sécurité. Cons: À mon niveau c'est déjà bon.Juste au niveau du wifi à améliorer. Tips: Je recommande fortement.

Pros: La sympathie de la conductrice et compréhensive.Je me sentais en sécurité. Cons: À mon niveau c'est déjà bon.Juste au niveau du wifi à améliorer. Tips: Je recommande fortement.

5.0

Ephraim

July 15, 2020- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: I liked the fact that we were on the road and when we travelled we passed many cities so I found it interesting and fun. Cons: I really don’t have an idea of what can be improved there because I was generally satisfied. Tips: If I have to give a tip to other trav...

Pros: I liked the fact that we were on the road and when we travelled we passed many cities so I found it interesting and fun. Cons: I really don’t have an idea of what can be improved there because I was generally satisfied. Tips: If I have to give a tip to other travellers it will be to pack some lunch some water some juice to take some magazines if they want so they won’t be bored, to take of course they’re earphones and things like this so they can listen to music and enjoy the ride.

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How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Sudbury?

$55.11 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ottawa to Sudbury. Any tickets cheaper than $55.11 can be considered a great deal. 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 Sudbury is expected to range from $78 to $91. If you are looking to travel to Sudbury within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $78. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $78 and can be found on February 11, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Ottawa to Sudbury 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 $65 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $27.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Sudbury?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ottawa to Sudbury. 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 Northland297h 16m$66.72
  • 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 Greater Sudbury usually take about 7 hours and 16 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury 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 Greater Sudbury?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 264 miles from Ottawa to Sudbury. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Sudbury, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 Sudbury, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 29 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Sudbury 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.

Sudbury

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Located slightly north of Lake Huron, Sudbury is a mid-sized city that offers visitors ample opportunity to play, relax, and explore. Its biggest attraction is Science North, a world-renowned interactive museum containing a planetarium, IMAX theatre, and butterfly gallery that is sure to spark curiosity in children and adults alike. Wander through labyrinthine caves beneath the city at Dynamic Earth, which pays tribute to the city’s mining history. Are you into bitcoin? How about a big coin? Snap a pic beside the iconic Big Nickel, the world's largest coin.

Surrounded by green woodlands (which turn snow-white in winter), Sudbury is also a natural paradise where outdoors enthusiasts can relax on Ramsey Lake, walk the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, and bike along the famed Trans Canada Trail.

Downtown Sudbury serves up the best offerings of local cuisine and can satisfy food cravings whether you're looking for pizza, steak, or sushi. Afterward, indulge in ice-cold craft beer or fancy cocktails at a local bar before heading to Elgin Street for a lively night out.

Sudbury is a convenient gateway for travel deeper into Northern Ontario and beyond, well served by highways and public transport networks. VIA Rail routes connect the city to major urban centers, including Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa. For the adventurous traveler, the Georgian Bay Coastal Route makes for an unforgettable road trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?

Main departure station: Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

Buses to Sudbury 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 Sudbury?

Main arrival station: 161 Hwy 17

Buses arrive in Sudbury at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Sudbury:

  • 161 Hwy 17

  • 1663 Kingsway

  • 2 Old Cartier Rd

  • 3460 Hwy 144

  • 30 Main St W

  • 86 Notre Dame St W

  • Health Science North Hospital

  • Laurentian University

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