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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 24 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance264 mi (424 km)
Shortest duration6h 20m
Cheapest price$55.74
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)




January 10, 2024- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: La vue à l’extérieur était magnifique. Cons: Essayer de parler en plus de l’anglais, le français aussi. Tips: Je vous recommande de voyager avec Ontario Northland.



October 8, 2023- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

Pros: The convenience and secure feeling of having a good driver helped me to feel very relaxed. Cons: Don’t know. Tips: Thank for your interest.



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.



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 needed. Tips: just sit back and enjoy the scenery.



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.

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Sudbury?

Bus tickets for a trip from Ottawa to Sudbury cost $65.17 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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


Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Ottawa to Sudbury is expected to be between $82 and $95. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is May 25, 2024, when tickets are available for May 25, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $82.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Ottawa to Sudbury are usually around $65 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Sudbury?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Ottawa to Sudbury that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ontario Northland usually offers more choice, with 28 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US213h 29m$92.72
Ontario Northland287h 22m$67.63
  • 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 2 trips per day from Ottawa to Greater Sudbury, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 22 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 264 miles from Ottawa to Sudbury. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 20 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Sudbury. 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, 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.

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.

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


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.


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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: Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

Buses to Sudbury leave from 5 stations in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • 33 George St

Where does the bus arrive in Sudbury?

Main arrival station: 1663 Kingsway

Ontario Northland operates intercity buses from 1663 Kingsway in Sudbury. The station is located just east of Downtown Sudbury, and possible destinations include Toronto, Barrie, and more. The station features a parking lot next to it, allowing passengers to park their vehicles conveniently. On-station amenities include an enclosed waiting area, Wi-Fi, ticketing services, and parcel processing services. The station is open from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily.

All bus stations in Sudbury:

  • 1663 Kingsway

  • 161 Hwy 17

  • Laurentian University

  • 30 Main St W

  • Health Science North Hospital

  • 3460 Hwy 144

  • 2 Old Cartier Rd

  • Azilda

  • Sudbury Ontario Northland Terminal

  • The Four Corners

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