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

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Drive, ferry  •  15 h 36 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

$148 - $151

1 alternative option

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Houghton 408.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Houghton is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Houghton is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Houghton is 149 km. The road distance is 653.3 km.

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It takes approximately 15 h 36 min to get from Thunder Bay to Houghton, including transfers.

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

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

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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