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Ottawa to Toronto by bus

The journey from Ottawa to Toronto by bus is 351.04 km and takes 6 hrs 7 mins. There are 55 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:10 a.m. and the last at 11:59 p.m.. It is possible to travel from Ottawa to Toronto by bus for as little as $12.43 or as much as $160.77. The best price for this journey is $12.43.

Lowest Price$12.43
Journey Duration6 hrs 7 mins
Connection per Day55
Lowest Price$12.43
Highest Price$160.77
First Departure12:10 a.m.
Last Departure11:59 p.m.
Distance351.04 km
DepartureOttawa
ArrivalToronto
CarriersMegabus, Ontario NorthlandMore

Ottawa to Toronto Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Apr 12, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Ottawa to Toronto?

When you're traveling from Ottawa to Toronto, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $55.95. You might be able to find prices as low as $12.43, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, a bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto will cost you $55.95. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long does it take to get from Ottawa to Toronto by bus?

The journey between Ottawa and Toronto by bus is approximately 351.04 km. It will take you more or less 6 hrs 7 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Ottawa and Toronto is around 351.04 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 hrs 7 mins. However, the fastest routes between Ottawa and Toronto take 3 hrs 35 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

How many daily journeys are there from Ottawa to Toronto?

The route from Ottawa to Toronto is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Ottawa 55 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Ottawa to Toronto, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 48 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 7 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Ottawa to Toronto. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Ottawa to Toronto
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Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Ottawa to Toronto, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Ottawa to Toronto.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $18.17 to $39.55 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 54% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Ottawa to Toronto

The cheapest Ottawa - Toronto bus tickets can be found for as low as $22.55 if you’re lucky, or $35.78 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $46.08.

Find the best day to travel to Toronto by bus

When travelling to Toronto by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

Rider Express is a Canadian transportation company that offers bus services across Western Canada and the United States. The company was founded in 2017 and has since expanded its services to include charter buses, parcel delivery, and freight transportation. Rider Express operates a fleet of modern buses equipped with amenities such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and reclining seats. The company's routes cover major cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, and Minneapolis. Rider Express is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options for its customers.

Services on board Megabus, Ontario Northland and OurBus from Ottawa to Toronto
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Ottawa to Toronto CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
24.57kg
Bus
26.33kg
Flight
70.21kg
Car
56.17kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto?
A bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto is $55.95. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $12.43.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Ottawa to Toronto is $12.43. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Ottawa and Toronto by bus?
Ottawa to Toronto is 351.04 km.
How long does the bus between Ottawa and Toronto take?
Ottawa to Toronto is on average 6 hrs 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 35 mins.
Which companies operate from Ottawa to Toronto?
The bus journey from Ottawa to Toronto is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Megabus, Ontario Northland, OurBus, Book A Ride, FlixBus Inc., Rider Express and Red Arrow ON.
How many bus connections per day go from Ottawa to Toronto?
Ottawa to Toronto has 55 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Ottawa to Toronto leave?
The earliest bus from Ottawa to Toronto departs at 12:10 a.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Ottawa to Toronto depart?
The latest bus from Ottawa to Toronto departs at 11:59 p.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Ottawa to Toronto in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $12.43 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Ottawa to Toronto?
There are on average 48 direct connection(s) from Ottawa to go to Toronto.
What's the fastest journey time between Ottawa to Toronto by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Ottawa and Toronto is 3 hrs 35 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Ottawa to Toronto?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Ottawa and Toronto.
What are the CO2 emissions for Ottawa to Toronto by bus?
The bus journey from Ottawa to Toronto creates 26.33kg of CO2 emissions.

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