Rider express was great, this was the first time I ride a bus, they gave me a good first time. I have to mention though that it would be better if there was further warning of noise and talking on the bus. At my first ride when we stopped at Kingston someone that got on literally kept talking until we reached Ottawa, it was very annoying to ride with them.
Great service! Was brought to my destination in a timely manner and the bus was actually early to show and arrive at the destination. The bus driver was very kind and did everything he could to make riders comfortable.
Everything was great altho a little pricey and there was a little confusion as to the drop off location as i had inquired if it was the old grey hound terminal and told affirmative but was actually the train station
I recommend buses to Ottawa from Toronto have two stops at each end. In Ottawa the stop was St Laurent Mall but I'm sure many would appreciate a stop in Bayshore, which is on the way. Probably a second stop in Toronto would help as well. This would improve the chances of me riding with Rider Express out of Ottawa and of me recommending the service to friends.
Great service. It was initially difficult trying to find the bus. Walked to Bay Street when I couldn’t find it on Front street. But thankfully I was called and provided assistance to locate the bus. I appreciate that.
It would’ve been a 5* rating if the bus had power outlets. A 4-5 hour bus ride definitely needs an outlet. I wouldn’t of minded the bus being late if I was occupied and not having to turn all my devices off to preserve power.
it's kind of sketchy that they don't use actual bus stations to load/drop off passengers, they should reconsider the Ottawa bus "station" as it's surrounded by homeless people yelling and it can be very dark and empty at night, making it potentially unsafe for travellers to make their own way to the actual subway station which is about a 5 min walk in the dark
In the morning I spent looking for the bus station and went to the union bus station then run back in order to be on time. it will be quite comfortable if I received notice that the bus will be directly in front of the main building of the union station. Overall everything is good. many thanks.
Bus seats were not that comfortable. Chairs are too close together and so there is almost no leg room. There were no armrests making the trip more uncomfortable. We were late by 30mins and it was a bit cold on the bus.
The staff provided excellent service with a human feeling. I was late and desperately trying to meet up and the staff gave me a call to direct me!! I have never experienced such uncommon service in my entire life. I pray that Rider Express keep providing the service with a human touch! 👍🏽
Frequently asked questions for your trip Toronto - Ottawa
How much does a bus ticket from Toronto to Ottawa cost?
The average bus ticket price from Toronto to Ottawa is $105. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Toronto to Ottawa 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 Toronto to Ottawa?
The average travel time between Toronto and Ottawa is around 13h 4m, although the fastest bus will take about 4h 30m.This is the time it takes to travel the 218 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Toronto and Ottawa?
The number of buses from Toronto to Ottawa can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Toronto to Ottawa by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Toronto to Ottawa?
When taking the bus from Toronto to Ottawa, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Metrolinx, FlixBus.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Toronto to Ottawa?
Buses traveling between Toronto and Ottawa leave from Coach Terminal or Scarborough Town Centre and arrive at Université d'Ottawa - Desmarais Building, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, CHEO.
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 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Toronto to Ottawa costs around $65 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Toronto to Ottawa vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $142 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $38.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Toronto to Ottawa, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Toronto to Ottawa.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Toronto to Ottawa, get comfy and count the stars.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Toronto to Ottawa that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Toronto to Ottawa, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
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