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

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Fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Thunder Bay (YQT) YOW - YQT

$246 - $706

2 alternative options

Train, drive, bus  •  33 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Ottawa to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Auden
  3. Drive from Auden to Macdiarmid, ON
  4. Take the bus from Macdiarmid, ON to Thunder Bay

$246 - $439

Drive  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Ottawa to Thunder Bay 910.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Ottawa to Thunder Bay is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 19 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ottawa to Thunder Bay is to fly which costs $320 - $950 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Ottawa and Thunder Bay is 1080 km. The road distance is 1457.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Ottawa to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ottawa Airport to Thunder Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ottawa to Thunder Bay is 1457 km. It takes approximately 19 h 28 min to drive from Ottawa to Thunder Bay.

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WestJet, Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Ottawa Airport to Thunder Bay Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Thunder Bay. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ottawa to Ottawa Airport is to line 97 bus which takes 19 min and costs $4.

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Map of how to get from Ottawa to Thunder Bay.
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  • Distance: 674.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

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

Porter Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet fly from Ottawa to Thunder Bay hourly.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Thunder Bay via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Ottawa to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Ottawa to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Ottawa to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Train from Toronto to Auden
Ave. Duration
21 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$110 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$170 - $240
Business
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from Macdiarmid, ON to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
gokasper.com

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