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Thunder Bay - Toronto Bus Schedule

Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
12:30 AM
Thunder Bay1010 Dawson Rd
11:21 PM
TorontoUnion Station Bus Terminal
from $207.42
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
12:30 AM
Thunder Bay1010 Dawson Rd
10:41 PM
Toronto1 Yorkdale St
from $206.07
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
12:39 AM
Thunder BayLakehead University
10:41 PM
Toronto1 Yorkdale St
from $206.07
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
12:39 AM
Thunder BayLakehead University
11:21 PM
TorontoUnion Station Bus Terminal
from $207.42
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
12:44 AM
Thunder BayThunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
11:21 PM
TorontoUnion Station Bus Terminal
from $207.42

Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Toronto. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Toronto usually takes around 22 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 21 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance574 mi (924 km)
Shortest duration21h 34m
Cheapest price$203.48
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Toronto?

$204.17 is the average price of a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Toronto. 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 Toronto 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 $210 whenever you decide to travel.

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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland1322h 13m$213.36
  • 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 13 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 924 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Toronto. However, the fastest bus only takes 21 hours and 34 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 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday 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 Toronto, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Thunder Bay to Toronto 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

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.

Toronto

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?

Main departure station: Landmark Hotel

Buses to Toronto leave from 4 stations in Thunder Bay.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Landmark Hotel

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Lakehead University

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Where does the bus arrive in Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main arrival station: 1 Yorkdale St

The Bus Terminal on Yorkdale Street provides intercity bus services for Toronto. The terminal opened in 1979, and it is located right in the middle of North York, slightly northwest of downtown Toronto. Ontario Northland operates intercity bus service through the Yorkdale Bus Terminal. There are 13 bus stands at the station, offering ample parking spaces for incoming and outgoing buses. Amenities at the station include a waiting lounge and public restrooms. If you have time before your bus departs, head into the neighboring Yorkdale Shopping Centre for an assortment of top brands.

Bus stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

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