Sault Ste. Marie to French River buses

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Sault Ste. Marie - French River Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Sault Ste. Marie to French River. Traveling by bus from Sault Ste. Marie to French River usually takes around 7 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance185 mi (298 km)
Shortest duration7h 5m
Cheapest price$54.99
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to French River?

$55.81 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sault Ste. Marie to French River. Any tickets cheaper than $55.81 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.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to French River 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 $59 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Sault Ste. Marie to French River?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie to French River. 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 Northland37h 31m$58.14
  • 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 Sault Ste. Marie to French River usually take about 7 hours and 31 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sault Ste. Marie to French River 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 Sault Ste. Marie to French River?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 185 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to French River. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 5 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?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in French River. 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sault Ste. Marie?

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 French River, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Sault Ste. Marie to French River every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sault Ste. Marie?

Main departure station: Sault Area Hospital

Buses to French River leave from 3 stations in Sault Ste. Marie.

All bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • Sault Area Hospital

  • 503 Trunk St

  • Sault College

Where does the bus arrive in French River?

Main arrival station: 650 Hwy 64

All buses from Sault Ste. Marie arrive at one main station in French River.

All bus stations in French River:

  • 650 Hwy 64

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