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There are 3 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg usually takes around 9 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||372 mi (598 km)|
|Shortest duration||8h 25m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg?
$116.34 is the average price of a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
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What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. Ontario Northland is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||3||9h 32m||$128.83|
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 Thunder Bay to Winnipeg usually take about 9 hours and 32 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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Is it safe to travel by bus from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg?
The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 598 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Thunder Bay?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Winnipeg each day?
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Winnipeg is the capital of Canada's province of Manitoba, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Art and culture are central to Winnipeg's identity, best experienced at sights including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks National Historic Site, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. If you visit between January and March, you may even luck out and see the Northern Lights in Winnipeg's night sky.
Winnipeg is home to a host of memorable outdoor activities, such as soaking in a Nordic Spa, hiking to Hansel & Gretel's "Witch Hut" in Kildonan Park, and skiing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park.
Union Station is Winnipeg's main train station, where cross-country VIA Rail trains depart along the Great Western Way to Vancouver or Toronto, and regional VIA Rail trains head north to Churchill. Winnipeg also connects to several Ontario Northland intercity bus routes. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International is the city's airport, which used to be a major stop for Greyhound Canada lines before they discontinued their service in the country.
Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?
Main departure station: 1010 Dawson Rd
Buses to Winnipeg leave from 3 stations in Thunder Bay.
All bus stations in Thunder Bay:
1010 Dawson Rd
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Where does the bus arrive in Winnipeg?
Main arrival station: Winnipeg Agency
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Winnipeg.
Bus stations in Winnipeg:
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