There are 3 ways to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND 927
  2. Take the bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Thunder Bay, ON

$134 - $237

2 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay 345.5 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Thunder Bay (YQT) MSP - YQT

$205 - $1,406

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Thunder Bay is 304 miles. The road distance is 345.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 22 h 40 min to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Thunder Bay, ON via Grand Forks, ND and Winnipeg, MB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Thunder Bay, ON, Canada?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Grand Forks, ND, Winnipeg Airport, and Winnipeg, MB in around 22 h 40 min. Alternatively, Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Grand Forks, ND
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Grand Forks, ND to Winnipeg Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$65 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110

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