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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  26h 28m

  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 Amtrak Thruway from Houghton, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$203 - $231

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Fly Thunder Bay to Milwaukee  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Thunder Bay (YQT) to Milwaukee (MKE) YQT - MKE

$150 - $610

3 alternative options

Drive, ferry, bus  •  28h 48m

  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 - Transit to Milwaukee, WI - UW 103

$211 - $254

Drive  •  11h 12m

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee 589.6 miles

$75 - $120

Drive to Hancock, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  15h 12m

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Hancock
  2. Fly from Hancock (CMX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMX - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$160 - $464

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 11h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin is to fly which costs $190 - $800 and takes 8h 24m.

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The distance between Thunder Bay and Wisconsin is 441 km. The road distance is 943.4 km.

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It takes approximately 26h 28m to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin, including transfers.

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

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Wisconsin is 1h behind Thunder Bay. It is currently 11:02 PM in Thunder Bay and 10:02 PM in Wisconsin.

Yes, the driving distance between Thunder Bay to Wisconsin is 943 km. It takes approximately 11h 12m to drive from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Wisconsin. Prices start at $53 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 Wisconsin.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 26h 28m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Hancock to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Kenosha
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Houghton, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Houghton, MI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Hancock, MI to Green Bay, WI - Transit
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Milwaukee, WI - UW
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.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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