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About Ontario Northland

Ontario Northland is the bus service stemming from Ontario Northland Railway, one of the longest operating rail services in Canada. First established in 1902, Ontario Northland began ramping up bus operations in 2012 and currently covers 120 cities with 23521 routes. With such a large number of trips both local and long-distance, there is a large variance in ticket prices. Depending on the route, an Ontario Northland bus ticket could cost anywhere between $4.90 and $365.80. Major hubs include Ottawa, Toronto, and North Bay; service extends as far west as Winnipeg.

Contact Ontario Northland

Phone number: CA: 1 (800) 461-8558Phone number: US: 1 (800) 461-8558Email: [email protected]


Ontario Northland bus coverage

Daily Trips24,057

Ontario Northland bus amenities

Ontario Northland
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet

What travelers are saying about Ontario Northland

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Ontario Northland had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"My driver reminded passengers to keep masks on."
based on 21 reviews

Onboard Experience

"Wifi was excellent."
based on 29 reviews
"The driver was just a delight!"
based on 32 reviews
"Good service, definitely worth it."
based on 28 reviews
"Was very fast with on time arrival."
based on 36 reviews
"Comfortable new seats in bus with seatbelts."
based on 35 reviews
"I was happy with how clean the seats were."
based on 38 reviews

Ontario Northland Routes & Network

Ontario Northland’s bus network features 23521 bus routes that connect 120 cities serving 168 stations. On average, Ontario Northland performs about 24057 bus trips every day. The top cities to which Ontario Northland offers the highest number of daily bus service include Barrie and Toronto.

Top Cities Served by Ontario Northland

CityRouteEarliest busLatest bus
Toronto105:05 am4:00 am
Sudbury95:05 am4:30 am
Barrie105:05 am4:30 am
North Bay105:05 am4:30 am
Huntsville115:10 am4:30 am
Gravenhurst115:10 am4:30 am
Ottawa95:05 am3:15 am
Orillia105:05 am4:30 am
Parry Sound95:05 am4:00 am

Top States Served by Ontario Northland

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city

Ontario Northland reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Ontario Northland

(Based on 39 reviews)

Ratings (Out of 5)










Ontario Northland passenger reviews



October 6, 2021- Visiting family

Sudbury to Toronto

Pros: it went as hoped with no delays. Cons: nothing really. Tips: no.

Pros: it went as hoped with no delays. Cons: nothing really. Tips: no.



October 6, 2021- Business

Toronto to Sudbury

Pros: It was practical, affordable, convenient and safe. Cons: I wouldn't change anything. Tips: Book your trip early.

Pros: It was practical, affordable, convenient and safe. Cons: I wouldn't change anything. Tips: Book your trip early.



October 2, 2021- Couples trip

Toronto to Huntsville

Quite empty bus made it feel more spacious.

Quite empty bus made it feel more spacious.



October 1, 2021- Business

Toronto to North Bay

The driver was very friendly and we even arrived a few minutes early.

The driver was very friendly and we even arrived a few minutes early.



September 26, 2021- Visiting family

Parry Sound to Toronto

Pros: It's more relaxing and I felt safe then if I was to drive my car alone!!! Tips: I didn't ask about WiFi and ix existed.

Pros: It's more relaxing and I felt safe then if I was to drive my car alone!!! Tips: I didn't ask about WiFi and ix existed.

Most popular Ontario Northland routes

The bus from Barrie to Toronto is Ontario Northland’s most popular route. Trips from Huntsville to Toronto and Toronto to North Bay are also highly popular.

Top Ontario Northland routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Barrie to Toronto111h 24m$21
Huntsville to Toronto124h 3m$47
Toronto to North Bay105h 40m$70
Toronto to Sudbury427h 1m$69
Bracebridge to Toronto63h 0m$44
Parry Sound to Toronto43h 32m$47
Toronto to Gravenhurst83h 29m$39
Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie1412h 23m$121
Toronto to Orillia173h 7m$27

Ontario Northland Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Ontario Northland buses have WiFi?

Yes, Ontario Northland offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Ontario Northland will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Ontario Northland WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Ontario Northland buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Ontario Northland might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Ontario Northland's schedule?

On a typical day, Ontario Northland has 24057 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Ontario Northland does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Ontario Northland requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Ontario Northland’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Ontario Northland’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Ontario Northland buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Ontario Northland buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Ontario Northland does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Ontario Northland ticket?

Ontario Northland does not require a printed ticket to board the bus. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Ontario Northland offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Ontario Northland focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Ontario Northland tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 24,057 Ontario Northland trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Ontario Northland tickets start at just $4.90. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.