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There are 6 ways to get from Ottawa to South River by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Ottawa to North Bay Ontc
  2. Take the bus from North Bay to South River Ontc

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 59m

  1. Drive from Ottawa to South River 399.2 km

Fly to North Bay, bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to North Bay (YYB) YOW - YYB
  2. Take the bus from North Bay to South River

Fly to Toronto, bus  •  8h 8m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) YOW - YYZ
  2. Take the bus from VAUGHAN - HWY 407 terminal to Sundridge

Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, bus  •  8h 54m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) YOW - YTZ
  2. Take the bus from VAUGHAN - HWY 407 terminal to Sundridge

Fly to Sudbury, bus  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Sudbury (YSB) YOW - YSB
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury to North Bay
  3. Take the bus from North Bay to South River

Ottawa to South River by bus

The bus journey time between Ottawa and South River is around 6h 10m and covers a distance of around 426 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 10m. Services are operated by Ontario Northland. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 35m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
6h 10m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
6h 10m
Bus distance:
426 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$70
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:30
Last bus departs at:
10:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ottawa to South River bus schedules

Ottawa → South River
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Travel within Canada

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Regional restriction measures in place

COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South River is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in South River is recommended.

The social distance requirement in South River is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Government of Canada.

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to South River is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to South River is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ottawa to South River. However, there are services departing from Ottawa and arriving at South River via North Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Ottawa and South River is 290 km. The road distance is 399.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to South River without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Ottawa to South River, including transfers.

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Ottawa to South River bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Ottawa station.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to North Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 48m and has one stopover.

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Ottawa to South River bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, arrive at South River station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to South River is 399 km. It takes approximately 4h 59m to drive from Ottawa to South River.

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  • Distance: 290.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Ottawa, ON, Canada and South River, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Ottawa to South River via North Bay in around 6h 35m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to North Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto via Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Ottawa to Sudbury via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Ottawa to Sudbury via Quebec, Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Sudbury via Montreal, Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Ottawa to Sudbury via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $410
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Ottawa to North Bay
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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Senior
$55 - $85
Adult
$65 - $100
Bus from North Bay to South River
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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Ontario Northland
Senior
$13 - $15
Adult
$16 - $17
Bus from VAUGHAN - HWY 407 terminal to Sundridge
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$40 - $60
Adult
$50 - $70
Bus from Sudbury to North Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$23 - $28
Adult
$27 - $35

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Flair Airlines and Air Canada offer flights from Ottawa Airport to North Bay Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in South River. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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