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There are 7 ways to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Fort St John (YXJ)

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Fly Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John #2

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Fort St John (YXJ)

Fly Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie, bus

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (YAM) to Grande Prairie (YQU)
  2. Take the bus from Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot to Fort St. John, BC

Fly Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie, bus #2

  1. Fly from Sault Ste Marie (CIU) to Grande Prairie (YQU)
  2. Take the bus from Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot to Fort St. John, BC

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Sault College to Thunder Bay
  2. Take the bus from Thunder Bay to Southdale Mall
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg East, MB to Regina, SK - 1517 11th Ave
  4. Take the bus from Regina, SK - 1517 11th Ave to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Inn at 11834 Kingsway
  5. Take the bus from Edmonton 119 Street NW to Grande Prairie 121 Ave
  6. Take the bus from Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot to Fort St. John, BC

Night bus, bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Sault College to Thunder Bay
  2. Take the bus from Thunder Bay to Southdale Mall
  3. Take the train from Winnipeg to Edmonton
  4. Take the bus from Edmonton 119 Street NW to Grande Prairie 121 Ave
  5. Take the bus from Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot to Fort St. John, BC

Drive

  1. Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John

Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John by night bus, bus and walk

The journey time between Sault Ste. Marie and Fort St. John is around 2 days 13h and covers a distance of around 3532 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16h 20m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 13h. Operated by Ontario Northland, Rider Express and Cold Shot, the Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John service departs from Sault College and arrives in Fort St. John, BC. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
45h 15m
Layover time:
16h 20m
Total time:
2 days 13h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 13h
Journey distance:
3532 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$459
Carbon emissions:
440 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:40
Last service departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John night bus, bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John is to drive, which costs $330 - $490 and takes 38h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John is to fly which costs $340 - $550 and takes 11h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John. However, there are services departing from Sault College and arriving at Fort St. John, BC via Thunder Bay, Winnipeg East, MB, Regina, SK - 1517 11th Ave, Edmonton 119 Street NW and Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Sault Ste. Marie and Fort St. John is 2715 km. The road distance is 3300.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 2 days 1h and costs $450 - $850.

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It takes approximately 12h 30m to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John, including transfers.

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Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Sault College station.

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There is no direct flight from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Fort St John Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 58m and has two stopovers.

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Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John bus services, operated by Cold Shot, arrive at Fort St. John, BC station.

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Fort St. John is 3h behind Sault Ste. Marie. It is currently 5:14 PM in Sault Ste. Marie and 2:14 PM in Fort St. John.

Map of how to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John.
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  • Distance: 2715.4 km
  • Duration: 12h 30m

What companies run services between Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada and Fort St. John, BC, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 58m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Toronto, Regina, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Toronto, Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Regina, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Toronto, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
16h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Fort St John via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Detroit, Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Sault Ste Marie to Grande Prairie via Detroit, Denver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Winnipeg to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$150 - $190
Business
$230 - $350
Economy
$200 - $250
EconomyPlus
$400 - $600
Bus operators
Cold Shot
Phone
+1 587-557-7719
Email
support@coldshot.ca
Website
coldshot.ca
Bus from Grande Prairie, AB - Cold Shot Depot to Fort St. John, BC
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
coldshot.ca
Bus from Edmonton 119 Street NW to Grande Prairie 121 Ave
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
coldshot.ca
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800 363 7512
Email
info@ontarionorthland.ca
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Night bus from Sault College to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$100 - $170
Adult
$130 - $200
Bus from Thunder Bay to Southdale Mall
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$110 - $180
Adult
$130 - $210
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Winnipeg East, MB to Regina, SK - 1517 11th Ave
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Bus from Regina, SK - 1517 11th Ave to Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Inn at 11834 Kingsway
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca

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Yes, the driving distance between Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John is 3300 km. It takes approximately 38h 27m to drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Fort St. John.

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Air Canada offers flights from Sault Ste Marie Airport to Fort St John Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Fort St. John. Prices start at $112 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Sault Ste. Marie to Sault Ste Marie Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $55 - $65.

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