There are 2 ways to get from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor by car or ferry

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Recommended option

Drive, ferry  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Grand Portage
  2. Take the ferry from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor
  3. Take the ferry from Rock Harbor to Copper Harbor, MI

$153 - $156

1 alternative option

Drive  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor 454.4 miles

$60 - $90

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Copper Harbor is 144 km. The road distance is 727 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 51 min to get from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor is 727 km. It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to drive from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Copper Harbor. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor.
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  • Distance: 89.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 51 min

What companies run services between Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and Copper Harbor, MI, USA?

There is no direct connection from Thunder Bay to Copper Harbor. However, you can take the drive to Grand Portage, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, then take the ferry to Copper Harbor, MI. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Copper Harbor.

Ferry operators
Grand Portage Isle Royale
Phone
+1 218.600.0765
Email
reservations@isleroyaleboats.com
Website
grand-isle-royale.com
Ferry from Grand Portage to Rock Harbor
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
grand-isle-royale.com
The Isle Royale Line
Website
isleroyale.com
Ferry from Rock Harbor to Copper Harbor, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
isleroyale.com

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