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

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  22 h 49 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 Amtrak Thruway from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$97 - $200

4 alternative options

Drive, ferry, Amtrak Thruway  •  26 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
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Hancock, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$193 - $231

Drive  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee 589.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Thunder Bay to Milwaukee  •  7 h 49 min

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

$146 - $606

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

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

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It takes approximately 22 h 49 min to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 22 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Thunder Bay Airport to Milwaukee Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Wisconsin is 1 h behind Thunder Bay. It is currently 8:01 PM in Thunder Bay and 7:01 PM in Wisconsin.

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

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

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There are 22+ hotels available in Wisconsin. Prices start at $55 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 .

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Map of how to get from Thunder Bay to Wisconsin.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Sault Ste Marie, ON, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Escanaba, MI in around 22 h 49 min. Alternatively, 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
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Hancock to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Thunder Bay to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Kenosha
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
$65 - $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 Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Hancock, MI to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Escanaba, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Hancock, MI to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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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