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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Sudbury to Ottawa. Traveling by bus from Sudbury to Ottawa usually takes around 8 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance264 mi (424 km)
Shortest duration6h 12m
Cheapest price$53.48
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Greater Sudbury to Ottawa

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Temitayo

March 2, 2024- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

Pros: Goof. Cons: Nil.

5.0

MORUFAT

January 8, 2024- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

Pros: TRIP WAS OK. Cons: COMFORTABLE SIT. Tips: OK.

4.0

Maureen

January 5, 2024- Visiting family

Ontario Northland

Very good, smooth trip. Excellent driver.

5.0

Lise

July 10, 2022- Visiting friends

Ontario Northland

Worry free

How much is a bus ticket from Sudbury to Ottawa?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sudbury to Ottawa cost $63.95 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

$105$70$35AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Sudbury to Ottawa is expected to be between $82 and $93. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is April 27, 2024, when tickets are available for April 27, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $82.

Monthly avg. prices

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Traveling from Sudbury to Ottawa by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $63 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Sudbury to Ottawa?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sudbury to Ottawa that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Ontario Northland usually offers more choice, with 32 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US214h 37m$93.72
Ontario Northland328h 31m$66.27
  • 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 Greater Sudbury to Ottawa, 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 Greater Sudbury to Ottawa usually take about 8 hours and 31 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 264 miles from Sudbury to Ottawa. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 12 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.

Because many passengers travel from Sudbury to Ottawa at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Ottawa, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sudbury to Ottawa, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Sudbury to Ottawa 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sudbury to Ottawa; ticket prices start at $97.21.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sudbury?

Main departure station: Health Science North Hospital

Buses to Ottawa leave from 10 stations in Greater Sudbury.

All bus stations in Sudbury:

  • Health Science North Hospital

  • 1663 Kingsway

  • 161 Hwy 17

  • Azilda

  • Laurentian University

  • 2 Old Cartier Rd

  • 30 Main St W

  • 3460 Hwy 144

  • Sudbury Ontario Northland Terminal

  • The Four Corners

Where does the bus arrive in Ottawa?

Main arrival station: Ottawa - CHEO

Buses arrive in Ottawa at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Ottawa:

  • Ottawa - CHEO

  • Kanata - OC Transpo Terry Fox

  • Ottawa - Hospital - General Campus

  • Ottawa Train Station

  • 33 George St

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