Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report 파워볼사다리 ※연결 : pwn21.com●가입코드:ctx20▶kakao:ctx2012
  2. 2 Ottawa transportation question
  3. 3 Trip Report Newfoundland by Public Transit! Can't Be Done!
  4. 4 Trip to Montreal with Daughters
  5. 5 BC road trip advice
  6. 6 Aug or Sep Trip to Cape Breton
  7. 7 Christmas vacation in Montreal
  8. 8 vancouver to jasper and banff in 9 days
  9. 9 9 Day Photography trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
  10. 10 Trip Report Driving around Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and BC
  11. 11 Where to eat in Vancouver and Sidney
  12. 12 Solo Trip to BC in August
  13. 13 princess cruise to new england and canada
  14. 14 Trip Report Summer Day Trips From Toronto
  15. 15 Newfoundland and Labrador with Two Nights in St. Pierre and Miquelon
  16. 16 Traveling with your bike
  17. 17 Driving from Vancouver to Anchorage
  18. 18 New Jersey to Quebec City
  19. 19 one week trip to Nova Scotia
  20. 20 Alberta Trip_2017
  21. 21 Day Trip from Niagara Falls, NY
  22. 22 4 Day Photography trip to Quebec during July 4th
  23. 23 Vancouver to Calgary - advice on itinerary and what to reserve first
  24. 24 Driving round trip from Vancouver to Calgary
  25. 25 Trip Report Best Urban N American Cycling: Ottawa?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Taking a bus from Toronto to Ottawa then on to Montreal and Quebec City

Jump to last reply

I and the wife are going to visit Canada and US in early July for 26 days. We are in our early 60’s. We will first visit Vancouver for 2 days then rent a car to drive to Bannf and Jasper & other nearby scenic places. This leg of the trip will be about 7-8 days.

Next we plan to take a plane from Calgary to Toronto. At Toronto, we plan to spend a couple of days then take a bus to Ottawa then Montreal then Quebec City, spending 2-3 nights at each place. In Ottawa, we will stay with a friend. We’ve learnt that renting a car to see central Canada (i.e. cities mentioned above) is not necessary as there are easy and convenience modes of transportation between those cities.

Since we plan not to rent a car to drive between Toronto and Quebec City, we wonder if it is necessary to book hotel rooms in advance of the trip (except in Ottawa) since this is the high season. The problem is that we are not sure exactly sure how many days we will stay at each places so we do not want to book hotel rooms in advance. If we rent a car, we figure that we can always drive around to search for a vacant room at a motel (or B&B etc.) in the suburbs of those cities in case they are not available in the city. We will then leave the car at the hotel (or B&B) and go see places by bus or bicycle.

Or we should rent a car during the trip from Toronto to Quebec City anyway as it will give us the flexibility to drive around to hunt for a hotel room keeping in mind the high season so the scarcity of rooms (at reasonable price) at such time. We prefer to save monies by traveling by bus but the peace of mind of having a car may be worth the extra cost. We also have two big luggages and a couple of smaller ones so moving around by bus may not be so convenient, especially if having to look for a place to stay when arriving at each city.

After that, we plan to spend the rest of the trip driving to NY City, renting a car at the border and driving down south to NYC i.e. the last 4-5 days of the trip.

We welcome your comment and suggestions. Thank you.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement