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Thunder Bay - Vermilion Bay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay usually takes around 7 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Distance213 mi (343 km)
Shortest duration4h 42m
Cheapest price$76.78
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

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

Typically $76.78 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Vermilion Bay. Any tickets cheaper than $76.78 can be considered a great deal. 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 Vermilion Bay 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 $80 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay. 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 Northland37h 35m$79.43
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    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 Vermilion Bay usually take about 7 hours and 35 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay 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 Vermilion Bay?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 343 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 42 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?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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."

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 Vermilion Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Thunder Bay to Vermilion Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?

Main departure station: Lakehead University

Buses to Vermilion Bay leave from 3 stations in Thunder Bay.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Lakehead University

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Where does the bus arrive in Vermilion Bay?

Main arrival station: Vermilion Bay

All buses from Thunder Bay arrive at one main station in Vermilion Bay.

Bus stations in Vermilion Bay:

  • Vermilion Bay

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