Orléans Express relaunches daily services between Ottawa and Montréal

In the wake of Greyhound Canada’s departure, the popular Ottawa-Montréal route was no longer served by any major bus company. Anybody wanting to travel between the two cities were left to their own devices, and in most cases had to hop on a train or rent a car.

A new bus company serving the Ottawa ⇿ Montréal route

Orléans Express launched its first trip between the two cities on July 8th, 2021.

Owned by the Keolis group and based in Québec, Orléans Express is a major name in the industry and operates an extensive network throughout the province. Transporting thousands of travellers every month, their most popular route is between Montréal and the provincial capital, Québec City.

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Our users consistently give Orléans Express an average rating of 4.5/5, meaning that it’s one of the highest-rated bus companies offered on

What really sets them apart from other competitors is their modern fleet of sleek buses, free onboard Wi-Fi, and Air Conditioning – a must-have for the hot Québec summers!

How many daily departures are there?

There are currently 2 daily departures in each direction, meaning that you can travel either in the morning or evening. Depending on the demand, the amount of daily departures could increase in the coming weeks, giving travellers even more flexibility to travel when they want.

How much are tickets between Ottawa and Montréal?

Average Orléans Express prices, before tax, range between $30 – $50, making it a very affordable option. From the VIA Rail Station in downtown Ottawa, it’s only 2 hours and 20 minutes to the Gare d’autocars in Montréal, where you can hop on the metro and go anywhere in the city.

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