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There are 7 ways to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly from Toronto

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Thunder Bay (YQT)

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Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Thunder Bay (YQT)

Night bus, train, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Toronto to Sudbury
  2. Take the train from Sudbury to White River
  3. Take the bus from White River, ON to Thunder Bay, ON

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Toronto to Sudbury
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
  3. Take the night bus from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Yorkdale to Sudbury
  2. Take the train from Sudbury to White River
  3. Take the bus from White River, ON to Thunder Bay, ON

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Toronto to Sudbury
  2. Take the bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
  3. Take the night bus from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay

Drive

  1. Drive from Toronto to Thunder Bay

Toronto to Thunder Bay by bus and night bus

The journey time between Toronto and Thunder Bay is around 21h and covers a distance of around 1463 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest journey normally takes 21h. Services are operated by Ontario Northland. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
20h 25m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
21h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h
Journey distance:
1463 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$223
Carbon emissions:
182 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:00
Last service departs at:
11:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Thunder Bay bus and night bus schedules

Toronto → Thunder Bay
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Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in Canada

2m

Recommended

Recommended

Travel within Canada

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Regional restriction measures in place

COVID-19 help in Canada

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1-833-784-4397

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Thunder Bay is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Thunder Bay is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Thunder Bay is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Government of Canada.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 17h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay is to fly which costs $130 - $260 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Thunder Bay. However, there are services departing from Toronto and arriving at Thunder Bay via Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 25m.

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The distance between Toronto and Thunder Bay is 925 km. The road distance is 1379.9 km.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay without a car is to night bus and train and bus which takes 20h 55m and costs $250 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3h 16m to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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Toronto to Thunder Bay bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, depart from Toronto station.

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Thunder Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Toronto to Thunder Bay bus services, operated by Ontario Northland, arrive at Thunder Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Thunder Bay is 1380 km. It takes approximately 17h 21m to drive from Toronto to Thunder Bay.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Thunder Bay.
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  • Distance: 924.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 16m

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

Air Canada, Flair Airlines and WestJet fly from Toronto to Thunder Bay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flair Airlines
Website
flyflair.com
Flights from Toronto to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Sudbury to White River
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$65 - $85
Business
$130 - $170
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Night bus from Toronto to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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Ontario Northland
Senior
$60 - $95
Adult
$75 - $110
Bus from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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Ontario Northland
Senior
$50 - $75
Adult
$60 - $90
Night bus from Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
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Ontario Northland
Senior
$110 - $170
Adult
$130 - $200
Bus from Yorkdale to Sudbury
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
Ontario Northland
Senior
$60 - $90
Adult
$70 - $110
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from White River, ON to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Schedules at
gokasper.com
Child
$70 - $100
Senior
$120 - $180
Adult
$140 - $200

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Flair Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Thunder Bay Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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