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Atikokan - Thunder Bay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Atikokan to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Atikokan to Thunder Bay usually takes around 7 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance111 mi (179 km)
Shortest duration2h 9m
Cheapest price$44.97
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Atikokan to Thunder Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Atikokan to Thunder Bay. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland47h 2m$46.97
  • Ontario Northland has been running buses since 1937 and continues to provide essential intercity service across Canada's second-largest province. Onboard their vehicles, passengers will find Wi-Fi connectivity described by passengers as excellent. Ontario Northland's clean and comfortable vehicles also include power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms. Ontario Northland trips from Atikokan to Thunder Bay usually take about 7 hours and 2 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours to cover the 179 kilometers from Atikokan to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 9 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Thunder Bay, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Atikokan to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Atikokan to Thunder Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay, ON, CA - CATHU-0

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Thunder Bay is a city on Lake Superior, near the US border in Minnesota. It is home to the second largest curling stone in the world and offers impressive natural scenery and historic architecture.

Thunder Bay has exciting outdoor locations and kid-friendly activities, like the Loch Lomond Ski Area for snowboarding and skiing and the Kakabeka Falls offering a great view of the waterfall. The Terry Fox National Historic Person Plaque is a top historical site in the city, while art lovers can check modern pieces by native artists at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Check out Centennial Park, which combines recreations with a living museum. Thunder Bay features the Centennial Conservatory for seeing flowers, and the Quetico Provincial Park is ideal for canoeing and camping.

Downtown Thunder Bay South is the city center, where you can view numerous cultural attractions and landmarks. The city hosts the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition every August, an annual fair for all ages. You can check out Hoito Restaurant, one of the oldest in Canada, for its Finnish-Canadian cuisine and the booming craft brewery scene in the city.

You can visit Thunder Bay by train, with most routes provided by Ontario Northland.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Atikokan?

Main departure station: 724 MacKenzie Ave. E

Most buses depart from the main station in Atikokan.

All bus stations in Atikokan:

  • 724 MacKenzie Ave. E

Where does the bus arrive in Thunder Bay?

Main arrival station: Lakehead University

Buses arrive in Thunder Bay at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Lakehead University

  • Landmark Hotel

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

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