There are 3 ways to get from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances by bus, car or plane
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Take the bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
2 alternative options
Drive from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Fort Frances (YAG)
Thunder Bay to Fort Frances by bus
The bus journey time between Thunder Bay and Fort Frances is around 3h 45m and covers a distance of around 350 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 45m. Services are operated by Ontario Northland. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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First and last buses
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Thunder Bay to Fort Frances bus schedules
Buses departing Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Buses departing Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply
- Face masks are recommended
- There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
- Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
- Regional restriction measures in place
The national COVID-19 helpline number in Fort Frances is 1-833-784-4397.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Fort Frances is recommended.
Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.
Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5h 13m.
The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances is to fly which costs $280 - $900 and takes 2h 35m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thunder Bay and arriving at Fort Frances. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.
The distance between Thunder Bay and Fort Frances is 307 km. The road distance is 347 km.
The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances without a car is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $55 - $95.
The bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances takes 3h 45m including transfers and departs three times a week.
Thunder Bay to Fort Frances bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Thunder Bay station.
The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances is to bus which takes 3h 45m and costs $55 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $900 and takes 2h 35m.
The quickest flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Fort Frances Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.
Thunder Bay to Fort Frances bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, arrive at Fort Frances station.
What companies run services between Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and Fort Frances, ON, Canada?
Ontario Northland operates a bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $95 and the journey takes 3h 45m. Alternatively, Bearskin Lake Air flies from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances 3 times a week.
Flights from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
- Ave. Duration
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Estimated price
- $260 - $850
Bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 45m
- 3 times a week
- Estimated price
- $55 - $95
- Book at
- Ontario Northland
- $55 - $80
- $65 - $95
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More Questions & Answers
Fort Frances is 1h behind Thunder Bay. It is currently 6:04 AM in Thunder Bay and 5:04 AM in Fort Frances.
Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Fort Frances is 347 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances.
Bearskin Lake Air offers flights from Thunder Bay Airport to Fort Frances Airport.
There are three+ hotels available in Fort Frances. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.
The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Thunder Bay Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 16 min and costs $3.