Thunder Bay to Toronto bus
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There are 6 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Toronto usually takes around 22 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 22 hours and 10 minutes.
|Distance||574 mi (924 km)|
|Shortest duration||22h 10m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Toronto?
The average price for a bus ticket to Toronto is $205.55, Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus is one of the most eco-concious way to travel on this route. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.
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What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Toronto?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Toronto. 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||22h 39m||$213.98|
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 Toronto usually take about 22 hours and 39 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Thunder Bay to Toronto 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 Toronto?
The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 924 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Toronto. However, the fastest bus only takes 22 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Because many passengers travel from Thunder Bay to Toronto 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, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00am. To see the times for all buses from Thunder Bay to Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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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.
Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.
Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.
The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.
Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?
Main departure station: Lakehead University
Buses to Toronto leave from 3 stations in Thunder Bay.
All bus stations in Thunder Bay:
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
1010 Dawson Rd
Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?
Main arrival station: Union Station Bus Terminal
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Toronto.
Bus stations in Toronto:
Union Station Bus Terminal
1 Yorkdale St
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