Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Ottawa, Canada

Commute patterns by Train, Bus in Ottawa - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Ottawa get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Ottawa walk each day. See which Train, Bus and stations are most popular in Ottawa, and more!

Ottawa has 2 transit type(s), including: Train, Bus, operated by several transit agencies, including OC Transpo, STO

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In Ottawa, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 84 min. Over 86% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Ottawa each day? Commuters wait on average 13 min, but over 38% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Ottawa is 7.8 km. Yet 43% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Ottawa is 62%. On average, 17% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Ottawa, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.79 km? Approximately, 26% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Ottawa

How long do people usually commute in Ottawa by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Ottawa spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 84 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Ottawa, Canada?

The percentage of transit riders in Ottawa who ride public transit, including Train, Bus for more than 2 hours every day is 86%.

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Waiting Time in Ottawa

How long do people usually wait at a station in Ottawa every day?

The average amount of time people in Ottawa wait at a stop or station for their Train, Bus line on a weekday is 13 min.

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How many people in Ottawa usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Ottawa who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 38%.

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Trip Distance in Ottawa

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Ottawa?

The average distance people in Ottawa usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Train, Bus is 7.8 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Ottawa?

The percentage of people in Ottawa that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 43%.

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Number of Transfers in Ottawa

How many people perform single line trips in Ottawa?

The percentage of people in Ottawa who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 62%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Ottawa?

The percentage of people in Ottawa who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 62%.

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Walking Distance in Ottawa

How far do people usually walk per trip in Ottawa?

The average distance people in Ottawa walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 7.8 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Ottawa?

The percentage of people in Ottawa who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 43%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 95
  • 97
  • 7

Most popular Bus stations

  • Mackenzie King 1a
  • Rideau 4a (Rideau St.)
  • Mackenzie King 2a

Most popular Bus lines

  • 95
  • 97
  • 7

Most popular Bus stations

  • Mackenzie King 1a
  • Rideau 4a (Rideau St.)
  • Mackenzie King 2a

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