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There are 2 ways to get from Thunder Bay to Duluth by car, ferry or bus

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Drive, ferry, bus  •  30 h 29 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 Houghton, MI
  4. Take the bus from Hancock, MI to Escanaba
  5. Take the bus from Escanaba, MI to Ironwood
  6. Take the bus from Ironwood to Duluth Transportation Center East

$213 - $240

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Duluth 191 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Duluth is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Duluth is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Duluth is 278 km. The road distance is 305.6 km.

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It takes approximately 30 h 29 min to get from Thunder Bay to Duluth, including transfers.

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Duluth is 1 h behind Thunder Bay. It is currently 10:53 AM in Thunder Bay and 9:53 AM in Duluth.

Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Duluth is 306 km. It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to drive from Thunder Bay to Duluth.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Duluth. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Duluth.
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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 30 h 29 min

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

There is no direct connection from Thunder Bay to Duluth. However, you can take the drive to Grand Portage, take the ferry to Rock Harbor, take the ferry to Houghton, MI, take the walk to Hancock, MI, take the bus to Escanaba, take the walk to Escanaba, MI, take the bus to Ironwood, then take the bus to Duluth Transportation Center East. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Duluth.

Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Hancock, MI to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to Ironwood
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Ironwood to Duluth Transportation Center East
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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
National Parks Shuttle Bus
Website
nps.gov
Ferry from Rock Harbor to Houghton, MI
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
frontiercoachlinesnwtltd.ca

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