There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  8 h 48 min

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

$224 - $790

Cheapest option

Bus  •  47 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB 5000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Thunder Bay, ON 5150

$153 - $387

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Portage la Prairie VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Portage La Prairie, MB to Thunder Bay, ON 5150

$211 - $688

Drive  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Thunder Bay 2013.4 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay is to bus which costs $200 - $550 and takes 47 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay is to fly which costs $290 - $1,100 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Thunder Bay is 2461 km. The road distance is 3221.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Thunder Bay. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Thunder Bay, ON via Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay.
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  • Distance: 1538.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Thunder Bay every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, AB in around 47 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Edmonton, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Portage la Prairie
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$160 - $230
Economy
$310 - $420
Economy Plus
$420 - $600
Business
$450 - $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 Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$50 - $75
Online Fare
$70 - $100
Standard Fare
$85 - $130
Refundable
$95 - $140
Bus from Calgary, AB to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
30 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$180 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Portage La Prairie, MB to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$75 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120

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