InterCity Bus extends service to Sarnia

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus

Dec 18

InterCity Bus, a new company in Southwestern Ontario’s motorcoach market which launched with London to Toronto services earlier this year, is extending its network to Sarnia starting on December 18, 2023.

The service is launching with three round trips per day, serving Sarnia’s Bayside Transit Terminal and the transit interchange at Murphy Road, making a stop in Strathroy (Tim Hortons, 28630 Centre Road) and arriving in London at the Intercity Bus Terminal, where connections can be made with services to Woodstock, Kitchener, Toronto Pearson Airport (T1), and downtown Toronto (44 York Street, outside Union Station).

London Bus Terminal

Intercity Bus London Terminal - Interior view with seats and service counter.

Intercity Bus leased and reopened the former Greyhound bus terminal at 101 York Street in London as its base of operations, providing comfortable place to wait for buses and make connections, with a customer service counter and washrooms.

For passengers making connections with train services, the VIA Rail station is about a five minute walk away.

Fares and Schedules

Fares between Sarnia and London start at $24.85 including tax, Sarnia to Toronto is $57.52. Two suitcases will be carried free of charge, additional bags are $5, and bicycles may be transported for $15.

Tickets can be booked online at, by phone (519) 719-9237, in person at the London terminal, and through Drivers will also accept cash if seats are available, although exact change is required.

London to Sarnia
Bus StopTrip 1Trip 2Trip 3
London – Intercity Bus Terminal4:50 AM9:00 AM4:15 PM
Strathroy – Tim Hortons 5:25 AM9:35 AM4:55 PM
Sarnia – Real Canadian Superstore 6:05 AM10:20 AM5:35 PM
Sarnia – Bayside Terminal6:15 AM10:30 AM5:40 PM
Sarnia to London
Bus StopTrip 1Trip 2Trip 3
Sarnia – Bayside Terminal6:25 AM10:45 AM5:55 PM
Sarnia – Real Canadian Superstore 6:35 AM10:55 AM6:05 PM
Strathroy – Tim Hortons7:15 AM11:35 AM6:45 PM
London – Intercity Bus Terminal 7:55 AM12:15 PM7:20 PM
Schedule as of December 18, 2023

Rebuilding Southwestern Ontario’s Network

Combined with the Sarnia-London intercommunity bus, which also makes stops in Mount Brydges and Komoka, there are now six daily bus trips, plus the single VIA Rail round trip between Sarnia and London. At London, in addition to motorcoach and rail connections to Toronto, several other intercommunity bus routes are available (see Southwest Community Transit). However, the future of these vital intercommunity services beyond 2025 has yet to be confirmed by the Ontario government.

IntercityBus also has future plans to add a service between London and St. Thomas, a route that has lacked public transportation since the collapse of the of Abouttown Northlink bus network in 2013.

Transport Action Ontario would like to see London serve as a regional mobility hub, with a combined station for motorcoach services, intercommunity bus, passenger rail, and easy connections to London Transit.