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

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 40 min and costs .

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

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Minneapolis to Thunder Bay bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay is to bus which takes 22 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 8 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Minneapolis Airport to Thunder Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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

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Thunder Bay is 1 h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 9:39 PM in Minneapolis and 10:39 PM in Thunder Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Thunder Bay is 346 miles. It takes approximately 7 h to drive from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay.

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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 40 min

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
6 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
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
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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
Book 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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United Airlines, Delta, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Minneapolis 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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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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