Thunder Bay to Orillia bus
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There are 6 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Orillia. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Orillia usually takes around 20 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 20 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||535 mi (860 km)|
|Shortest duration||20h 10m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Orillia?
Typically $188.31 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Orillia. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good 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 Orillia?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Orillia. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||6||20h 20m||$195.27|
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 Orillia usually take about 20 hours and 20 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 20 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 860 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Orillia. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 hours and 10 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.
"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Thunder Bay to Orillia for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week."
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00am. To see the times for all buses from Thunder Bay to Orillia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?
Main departure station: 1010 Dawson Rd
Buses to Orillia 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 Orillia?
Main arrival station: Georgian College
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Orillia.
Bus stations in Orillia:
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