There are 5 ways to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Vancouver  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Vancouver (YVR) YQT - YVR

$183 - $653

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Bus  •  46 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  2. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC

$161 - $397

3 alternative options

Fly to Abbotsford  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Abbotsford (YXX) YQT - YXX

$248 - $908

Bus, train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Dryden, ON
  2. Take the bus from Dryden to Winnipeg
  3. Take the train from Winnipeg to Vancouver

$261 - $755

Drive  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Vancouver 2016 miles

$260 - $390

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No, there is no direct bus from Thunder Bay to Vancouver. However, there are services departing from Thunder Bay, ON and arriving at Vancouver, BC via Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 51 min.

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Vancouver is 2460 km. The road distance is 3225.6 km.

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver without a car is to bus which takes 46 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver, including transfers.

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Thunder Bay to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Thunder Bay, ON station.

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver is to fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 46 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Vancouver Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 24 min and has one stopover.

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Thunder Bay to Vancouver bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Vancouver, BC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Vancouver is 3226 km. It takes approximately 34 h 34 min to drive from Thunder Bay to Vancouver.

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Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Thunder Bay Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 1537.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Thunder Bay, ON, Canada and Vancouver, Canada?

WestJet and Air Canada fly from Thunder Bay to Vancouver hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB in around 46 h 51 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
9 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto, Victoria
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Winnipeg to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2 days 10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$170 - $240
Economy
$320 - $430
Economy Plus
$440 - $600
Business
$470 - $650
Business Plus/Sleeper
$800 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$65 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $100
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$110 - $170
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Thunder Bay, ON to Dryden, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $65
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from Dryden to Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
gokasper.com

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