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

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Bus to Sudbury, fly  •  5 h 26 min

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

$118 - $507

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Bus  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Espanola, ON to Thunder Bay, ON 5603

$59 - $141

2 alternative options

Bus to Sault Ste Marie, fly  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Espanola, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON
  2. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Thunder Bay (YQT) YAM - YQT

$109 - $394

Drive  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Little Current to Thunder Bay 616.4 miles

$80 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay. However, there are services departing from Little Current and arriving at Thunder Bay, ON via Espanola, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 54 min.

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The distance between Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay is 564 km. The road distance is 986.3 km.

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The best way to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Espanola, ON station.

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

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Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Thunder Bay, ON station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay is 986 km. It takes approximately 13 h 52 min 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 27+ hotels available in Thunder Bay. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manitoulin Island to Thunder Bay.
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  • Distance: 352.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Little Current to Thunder Bay once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 13 h 14 min.

Airlines
Bearskin Lake Air
Website
bearskinairlines.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$65 - $440
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sudbury to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Little Current to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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Ontario Northland
Bus from Espanola to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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Ontario Northland
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Espanola, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Espanola, ON to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
13 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$65 - $100
Standard Fare
$85 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140

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