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Timmins - Thunder Bay Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 38 intercity buses per day from Timmins to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Timmins to Thunder Bay usually takes around 22 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 21 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance363 mi (584 km)
Shortest duration21h 55m
Cheapest price$192.59
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

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

$195.04 is the average price of a bus ticket from Timmins to Thunder Bay. 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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If you're planning on taking a bus from Timmins to Thunder Bay, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $198 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Timmins to Thunder Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Timmins to Thunder 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 Northland3822h 58m$202.77
  • 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 Timmins to Thunder Bay usually take about 22 hours and 58 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 584 kilometers from Timmins to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 21 hours and 55 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Timmins to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 38 scheduled buses that travel from Timmins to Thunder Bay 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Timmins?

Main departure station: 54 Spruce St S

Buses to Thunder Bay leave from 7 stations in Timmins.

All bus stations in Timmins:

  • 54 Spruce St S

  • Timmins and District Hospital

  • 4310 Harold Ave

  • Hwy 101 & Fredrickhouse Lake Rd

  • Hwy 101 at Nighthawk Lake Rd

  • Northern College

  • Hwy 101 - Municipal Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Thunder Bay?

Main arrival station: 1010 Dawson Rd

Buses arrive in Thunder Bay at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Lakehead University

  • Landmark Hotel

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

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