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 50 min

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

$225 - $793

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, AB 5004 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Thunder Bay, ON 5150

$166 - $403

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Winnipeg VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Thunder Bay, ON 5150

$222 - $718

Drive  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Thunder Bay 2013.4 miles

$260 - $390

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Thunder Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, AB in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Edmonton, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Regina, 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 Winnipeg, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 19 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 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Edmonton, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
46 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$170 - $250
Economy
$330 - $450
Economy Plus
$450 - $650
Business
$480 - $700
Business Plus/Sleeper
$850 - $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
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Online Fare
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$90 - $140
Refundable
$100 - $150
Bus from Calgary, AB to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
30 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$110 - $160
Online Fare
$150 - $210
Standard Fare
$180 - $270
Refundable
$200 - $290
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Thunder Bay, ON
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$70 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to Thunder Bay?

The distance between Vancouver and Thunder Bay is 2461 km. The road distance is 3221 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay is to bus which costs $210 - $550 and takes 2 days 0 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay is to fly which takes 8 h 50 min and costs $280 - $1,100.

Is there a direct bus between Vancouver and Thunder Bay?

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 2 days 0 h.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay?

It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay, including transfers.