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There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  8 h 41 min

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

$226 - $807

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Winnipeg
  2. Take the bus from Winnipeg - to Dinorwic
  3. Take the bus from Dinorwic, ON to Thunder Bay

$392 - $621

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 drive which costs $340 - $550 and takes 34 h 34 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 41 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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The best way to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 16 h and costs $500 - $850.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Vancouver to Thunder Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Thunder Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 43 min and has one stopover.

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Thunder Bay is 3 h ahead of Vancouver. It is currently 3:49 AM in Vancouver and 6:49 AM in Thunder Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Thunder Bay is 3221 km. It takes approximately 34 h 34 min to drive from Vancouver to Thunder Bay.

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Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Thunder Bay Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Thunder Bay. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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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 41 min

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

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Thunder Bay hourly.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Kelowna, Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Edmonton, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Nanaimo, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Thunder Bay via Calgary, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $420
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$220 - $240
Economy
$250 - $350
EconomyPlus
$300 - $420
Business
$470 - $650
Bus operators
Kasper Transportation
Phone
1-855-566-2378
Bus from Winnipeg - to Dinorwic
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
gokasper.com
Bus from Dinorwic, ON to Thunder Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
gokasper.com

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