There are 4 ways to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Sudbury, fly  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Little Current to Sudbury
  2. Fly from Sudbury (YSB) to Thunder Bay (YQT) YSB - YQT

$236 - $519

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Bus, train  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Little Current to Sudbury
  2. Take the train from Sudbury to White River
  3. Take the bus from White River, ON to Thunder Bay, ON

$212 - $345

2 alternative options

Bus, bus to North Bay, fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Little Current to Sudbury
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury to North Bay Regional Health Centre
  3. Fly from North Bay (YYB) to Thunder Bay (YQT) YYB - YQT

$584 - $668

Drive  •  12h 52m

  1. Drive from Little Current to Thunder Bay 986.1 km

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 12h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay is to bus and fly which costs $230 - $550 and takes 5h 39m.

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The distance between Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay is 564 km. The road distance is 986.1 km.

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The best way to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay without a car is to bus and train which takes 18h 9m and costs $210 - $350.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sudbury Airport to Thunder Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay is 986 km. It takes approximately 12h 52m to drive from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay.

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Bearskin Lake Air, Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Sudbury Airport to Thunder Bay Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Thunder Bay. Prices start at $150 CAD per night.

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What companies run services between Manitoulin Island, ON, Canada and Thunder Bay, ON, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay. However, you can take the bus to Sudbury, take the taxi to Sudbury airport, fly to Thunder Bay, take the walk to College Aviation Centre, then take the line 14 bus to Thunder Bay. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Sudbury, take the bus to North Bay Regional Health Centre, take the taxi to North Bay airport, fly to Thunder Bay, take the walk to College Aviation Centre, then take the line 14 bus to Thunder Bay.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from North Bay to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Bearskin Lake Air
Website
bearskinairlines.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from North Bay to Thunder Bay via Sudbury
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Sudbury to White River
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$65 - $95
Economy
$95 - $140
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Little Current to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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Ontario Northland
Bus from Sudbury to North Bay Regional Health Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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Ontario Northland
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from White River, ON to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
gokasper.com

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