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Ottawa - Montreal Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Ottawa to Montreal. Traveling by bus from Ottawa to Montreal usually takes around 2 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance103 mi (166 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$23.48
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceTour Express
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Ottawa to Montreal

(Based on 38 ratings and reviews)




April 5, 2024- Regular commuter

Tour Express

Everything was great thank you Only you need to add an option for the baggage for the traveller to add more baggage if have more then one Good job



March 14, 2024- Visiting family

Tour Express

Pros: Comfortable and lay back. It's was a very smooth ride. Very enjoyable. Cons: It's was my first time and it was great. Tips: Enjoy the ride.


Joseph Zébédée

March 13, 2024- Business

Tour Express

Pros: Interaction avec le chauffeur. Cons: Bien préciser l'endroit de prise en charge et les contacts en cas d'oubli d'adresses.



December 17, 2023- Solo travel

Tour Express

Pros: Good ! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.



August 3, 2023- Vacation

Tour Express

Pros: Well organised. Went as per time plan. Time allocated at each site was sufficient. The guide, William, was well informed and helpful. Cons: Walking tour at Quebec city could be better. The walk should be up to the fields of Abraham and take the tourists through a couple of more streets. The walking tour guide shared very sketchy information. Tips: Good way to see the Quebec city. One doesn’t have to stay overnight to see the main attractions.

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What bus companies travel from Ottawa to Montreal?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tour Express72h 0m$27.43
  • Tour Express is your go-to for premium bus travel in Canada. Tour Express boasts one of the industry's newest fleets and plenty of convenient trips connecting some of the country's biggest cities and most popular destinations. Top destinations include Toronto, Quebec City, Dorval, and Scarborough.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours to cover the 103 miles from Ottawa to Montreal. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Montreal. 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ottawa to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Ottawa to Montreal 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 Montreal without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ottawa to Montreal; ticket prices start at $30.62.

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.


Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. We even propose Montreal as a fantastic bachelorette party destination to consider. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ottawa?

Main departure station: Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg

Most buses depart from the main station in Ottawa.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Univ. of Ottawa - Visual Arts Bldg

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: 1597 Rue St-Hubert

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

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • 1597 Rue St-Hubert

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