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

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Fly to Vancouver  •  10h 4m

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

$189 - $661

4 alternative options

Fly to Abbotsford, bus  •  11h 42m

  1. Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Abbotsford (YXX) YQT - YXX
  2. Take the bus from Abbotsford Airport to Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station

$269 - $942

Bus, train  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Thunder Bay to Dinorwic, ON
  2. Take the bus from Dinorwic to Winnipeg, ON - 1040 Beaver Hill
  3. Take the train from Winnipeg to Vancouver

$388 - $612

Drive, ferry, train  •  3 days 16h

  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. Drive from Houghton, MI to Northbound St Mary's at Marion
  5. Take the train from Winnipeg to Vancouver

$481 - $694

Drive  •  34h 34m

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Vancouver 2016 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver is to drive which costs $350 - $550 and takes 34h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver is to fly which costs $240 - $900 and takes 10h 4m.

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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 and train which takes 2 days 23h and costs $500 - $800.

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It takes approximately 10h 4m to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Vancouver Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 8m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Vancouver is 3226 km. It takes approximately 34h 34m 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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There are 695+ hotels available in Vancouver. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Thunder Bay Airport is to line 14 bus which takes 27m and costs $9.

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Vancouver.
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  • Distance: 1537.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 4m

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Thunder Bay to Vancouver hourly.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10h 9m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
11h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Thunder Bay to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Thunder Bay to Abbotsford via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $420
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$220 - $240
Economy
$250 - $350
EconomyPlus
$300 - $420
Business
$470 - $650
Bus operators
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Abbotsford Airport to Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from Thunder Bay to Dinorwic, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
gokasper.com
Bus from Dinorwic to Winnipeg, ON - 1040 Beaver Hill
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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
7h 30m
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
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
frontiercoachlinesnwtltd.ca

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