West Nipissing to Thunder Bay bus
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There are 8 intercity buses per day from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay usually takes around 16 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 33 minutes.
|Distance||458 mi (736 km)|
|Shortest duration||15h 33m|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
What bus companies travel from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay. 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||8||16h 44m||$169.56|
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 West Nipissing to Thunder Bay usually take about 16 hours and 44 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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The bus takes an average of 16 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 736 kilometers from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 33 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 2:00pm and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from West Nipissing to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in West Nipissing?
Main departure station: 2007 Front St
Most buses depart from the main station in West Nipissing.
All bus stations in West Nipissing:
2007 Front St
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
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
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