User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Bad experience. Bus driver in Kingston sat outside having sandwhich and a tea while everyone waited. One woman missed her next bus. Bus driver had too many people to asked people to sit on the floor then pulled over and called them an Uber from an hour out. Unprofessional and late.
The bus itself was fine and the driver even seemed quite friendly however he removed his mask and drove maskless for most of the trip. Several passengers followed his lead and also removed their masks while on board. It was extremely uncomfortable and made for 6hrs of being and feeling unsafe. I would have liked to use their service again so it's unfortunate that I now know I cannot.
Everything was great but there was a very loud rattling sound (maybe it was coming from the speakers above my head). I usually would never bring minor things like this to anyones attention but this was LOUD. I considered changing seats but there were no other empty double seats. And I didn’t really plan on sleeping anyways. Otherwise, it was great
Bus is simple, but efficient. It was on time and the boarding was organized. The issue was at the bus stop in Kingston where we had to wait the other bus to arrive for a driver change. It took longer than expected, delaying everything
I was very disappointed in the unaccommodating customer service. My bus was delayed by 4 hours and I was told I'd get a call with information and options, and I had to call after waiting 2 hours to get the information I needed about my bus. The location of the bus stop was at a mall that closes at 7pm. My bus was 4 hours late and I had to wait outside the mall in the cold month of February for 2 and half hours until my bus came at 10pm. The worst part was that we never even got an apology for the delay! What kind of customer service is that?
I thought I was going to die. there was no space on this tiny bus. i thought we were getting a coach bus. the driver was zooming past these huge trucks. going waaay over the speed limit. during the enroute break. the driver just got on to the bus and speeded away without checking if everyone got on the bus. extremely unprofessional
The driver from Ottawa to Kingston was rude to almost everyone, was impatient and told people in the front they couldn’t use their phones because he didn’t want the lights to bother him. I understand he has a job to do and customer service can be a long process, but I would much rather be slightly late (which we were anyways) than have to deal with someone who is seemingly unhappy to be there.
The bus was literally almost 2 hours late making it an almost 7 hour journey. Very displeased at the lack of the communication as well. It was clean and safe. But… need more communication. The bus driver was so mad because he didn’t know where to stop in Scarborough :))
It was a comfortable ride . The bus was clean, and arrived on time. Even though we were on the wrong side of the terminal the bus waited for us till we reached the right gate. We even received a call 10 mins before departure confirming if we were going to board.
Great experience on my first trip. A few logistical problems due to being a brand new operation, but nothing that impacted service greatly.
Hope they take over some of the local routes that Greyhound abandoned, like Ottawa to Toronto via highway 7.
FlixBus, Rider Express, BreakRide, VIA Rail Canada, Ontario Northland
Frequently asked questions for your trip Ottawa - Toronto
How much does a bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto cost?
The average bus ticket price from Ottawa to Toronto is $116. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Ottawa to Toronto is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Ottawa to Toronto?
The average travel time between Ottawa and Toronto is around 11h 12m, although the fastest bus will take about 4h 40m.This is the time it takes to travel the 218 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Ottawa and Toronto?
The number of buses from Ottawa to Toronto can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 6 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Ottawa to Toronto by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Ottawa to Toronto?
When taking the bus from Ottawa to Toronto, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, FlixBus, Rider Express.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Ottawa to Toronto?
Buses traveling between Ottawa and Toronto leave from Rideau Centre / Mackenzie King Bridge or University of Ottawa and arrive at Coach Terminal, YYZ Airport, Scarborough Town Centre.
What are the best sights and things to do in Toronto?
Once in Toronto, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Chinatown, Distillery Historic District, The Absolute Towers, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Ottawa to Toronto costs around $61 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Ottawa to Toronto vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $139 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $32.
Usually Flixbus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Ottawa to Toronto, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $7.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Ottawa and Toronto!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Ottawa to Toronto, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Ottawa to Toronto will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Ottawa to Toronto while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
Did you know?
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The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
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