Service updates

Motor Coach Schedule Updates

Beginning July 22, 2024, Ontario Northland will be making changes to our daily round trips between North Bay and Toronto to improve travel experience and enhance efficiency.

Recent updates have allowed us to identify areas for improving the timeliness of trips 1138/1111, 1122/1131, 1142/1183, and 1190/1199.

Southbound trip Northbound trip
1138 will now leave North Bay at 3:15 a.m. 1111 will now leave Toronto at 9:15 a.m.
1122 will now leave North Bay at 6:15 a.m 1131 will now leave Toronto at 12:30 p.m.
1142 will now leave North Bay at 12:30 p.m 1183 departure time from Toronto stays the same (6:45 p.m.)
Trip 1190 will now leave North Bay at 4:20 p.m Trip 1199 departure time from Toronto stays the same (11:30 p.m.)

Winnipeg Agency Update

Ontario Northland's Winnipeg Agency, Maple Bus Lines, located at 936 Sherbrook Street will no longer sell tickets or handle parcel shipping and receiving. It will remain a bus stop location only until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

You can purchase tickets online or by calling our toll-free customer service line at 1-800-461-8558.

Enhanced Connectivity and Entertainment Aboard the Polar Bear Express.

Ontario Northland is pleased to announce our ON Board Wi-Fi and Entertainment System is now available for passengers on the Polar Bear Express. The introduction of the Polar Bear Express Wi-Fi service marks a step forward in our modernization efforts and enhances the onboard experience for our valued travelers.


Ontario Northland is offering more travel options from June 2024 to March 2025.

Our Polar Bear Express service is adding four extra Sunday service dates to the summer schedule, which will now start on June 2 and run through October 27, 2024, providing Sunday service each of those weeks.

Here’s what else is new:

  • July 31, 2024: Special service for the Gathering of our People event in Moose Factory.
  • August 7, 2024: Additional service for the Civic Holiday.
  • December 4, 11 and 18, 2024: Extra service dates for holiday travel.
  • February 12 and 16, 2025: Special service for Mushkegowuk Cup and the Great Moon Gathering.
  • March 8 and 15, 2025: Saturday services for the Little NHL tournament and March Break.

Tickets for these additional dates can now be purchased at: