Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie bus
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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie. Traveling by bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie usually takes around 11 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 11 hours,
|Distance||269 mi (434 km)|
|Shortest duration||11h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie?
Bus tickets for a trip from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie cost $82.04 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.
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What bus companies travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||3||11h 19m||$85.29|
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 Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie usually take about 11 hours and 19 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 269 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours. 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.
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Sault Ste. Marie to Barrie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Barrie is a beautiful lakeside city whose waterfront draws visitors from near and far. Kempenfelt Bay is home to three beaches, lush bayside gardens, and the serene Waterfront Trail, but Barrie also has much more to offer. A walking tour through the historic Downtown district reveals the city's diverse cultural and architectural heritage. This is also the place to embrace Barrie's thriving art scene in the form of the renowned MacLaren Art Centre and the city's iconic Spirit Catcher sculpture by the bay. Standout outdoor activities include hot air balloon rides over Barrie, Lake Simcoe scuba diving, and wintertime skiing.
With a dizzying selection of antique shops, flea markets, small boutiques, and big shopping malls, Barrie is home to a one-of-a-kind shopping culture that is well worth exploring. And if you're visiting during the ice hockey season, be sure to catch a game at the Barrie Molson Centre.
Barrie is well served by highway and rail links that connect the city to Toronto, from which destinations further afield are accessible. Intercity bus travel is available downtown from the centrally-located Barrie Bus Terminal.
Where does the bus leave from in Sault Ste. Marie?
Main departure station: Sault College
Buses to Barrie leave from 3 stations in Sault Ste. Marie.
All bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:
Sault Area Hospital
503 Trunk St
Where does the bus arrive in Barrie?
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Main arrival station: 24 Maple Ave
Built in 1991 to replace an older terminal across the street, the Barrie Bus Terminal on Maple Ave is one of Barrie's municipal and intercity bus stations. Ontario Northland buses run from this station to destinations like Toronto and Ottawa. Inside the large building, passengers will find plenty of seating, restrooms, and customer service staff. The bus terminal is close to the bars and restaurants along nearby Dunlop Street and a short walk from Heritage Park on Lake Simcoe.
All bus stations in Barrie:
24 Maple Ave
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