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Thunder Bay - Greater Sudbury Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 32 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury usually takes around 15 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance408 mi (657 km)
Shortest duration13h 52m
Cheapest price$155.81
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury?

$159.55 is the average price of a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury. 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.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $162 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury. 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 Northland3215h 56m$165.61
  • 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 Greater Sudbury usually take about 15 hours and 56 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 657 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 52 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.

Because many passengers travel from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

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 Greater Sudbury, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 32 scheduled buses that travel from Thunder Bay to Greater Sudbury every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Thunder Bay

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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.

Greater Sudbury

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Located slightly north of Lake Huron, Sudbury is a mid-sized city that offers visitors ample opportunity to play, relax, and explore. Its biggest attraction is Science North, a world-renowned interactive museum containing a planetarium, IMAX theatre, and butterfly gallery that is sure to spark curiosity in children and adults alike. Wander through labyrinthine caves beneath the city at Dynamic Earth, which pays tribute to the city’s mining history. Are you into bitcoin? How about a big coin? Snap a pic beside the iconic Big Nickel, the world's largest coin.

Surrounded by green woodlands (which turn snow-white in winter), Sudbury is also a natural paradise where outdoors enthusiasts can relax on Ramsey Lake, walk the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, and bike along the famed Trans Canada Trail.

Downtown Sudbury serves up the best offerings of local cuisine and can satisfy food cravings whether you're looking for pizza, steak, or sushi. Afterward, indulge in ice-cold craft beer or fancy cocktails at a local bar before heading to Elgin Street for a lively night out.

Sudbury is a convenient gateway for travel deeper into Northern Ontario and beyond, well served by highways and public transport networks. VIA Rail routes connect the city to major urban centers, including Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa. For the adventurous traveler, the Georgian Bay Coastal Route makes for an unforgettable road trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?

Main departure station: 1010 Dawson Rd

Buses to Greater Sudbury leave from 4 stations in Thunder Bay.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Landmark Hotel

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • Lakehead University

Where does the bus arrive in Greater Sudbury?

Main arrival station: 30 Main St W

Buses arrive in Greater Sudbury at 8 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Greater Sudbury:

  • 30 Main St W

  • Laurentian University

  • 2 Old Cartier Rd

  • 1663 Kingsway

  • Health Science North Hospital

  • 161 Hwy 17

  • 3460 Hwy 144

  • Azilda

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