There are 5 ways to get from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis by bus, car, ferry or plane

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Bus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON
  2. Take the bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
  3. Take the bus from Escanaba to Green Bay, WI - Transit
  4. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI to St. Paul 916

$142 - $238

Cheapest option

Fly from Thunder Bay  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Minneapolis (MSP) YQT - MSP

$125 - $906

3 alternative options

Drive, ferry, bus  •  32 h 39 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 Green Bay, WI - Transit
  5. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI to Minneapolis, MN 916

$238 - $296

Drive  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis 345.4 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to International Falls, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
  2. Fly from International Falls (INL) to Minneapolis (MSP) INL - MSP

$193 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis is to bus and fly which costs $240 - $550 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Minneapolis is 487 km. The road distance is 552.6 km.

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

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis is to bus which takes 29 h 30 min and costs $180 - $310. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Minneapolis Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Minneapolis is 1 h behind Thunder Bay. It is currently 2:27 AM in Thunder Bay and 1:27 AM in Minneapolis.

Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Minneapolis is 553 km. It takes approximately 7 h to drive from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis.

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United Airlines, WestJet, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Thunder Bay Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Thunder Bay Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 17 min and costs $4.

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 29 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Sault Ste Marie, ON, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Escanaba, MI, Escanaba, Green Bay, WI - Transit, Green Bay, WI, St. Paul, and Union Depot Station in around 29 h 30 min. Alternatively, Air Canada, WestJet and three other airlines fly from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from International Falls to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Thunder Bay to Minneapolis via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Sault Ste Marie, ON
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$70 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Escanaba, MI
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Escanaba to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Hancock, MI to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
gokasper.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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