Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay coach

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Sault Ste. Marie - Thunder Bay Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. Traveling by coach from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay usually takes around 9 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland coach can make the trip in 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance263 mi (422 km)
Shortest duration9h 13m
Cheapest price£70.45
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland99h 26m£73.68
  • Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland

    Ontario Northland has been running coaches 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 Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay usually take about 9 hours and 26 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach ride from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay?

The coach takes an average of 9 hours and 26 minutes to cover the 263 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest coach only takes 9 hours and 13 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach 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 coach 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 coaches leave Sault Ste. Marie?

The first coach leaves at 22:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Thunder Bay are there per day?

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay without transferring.

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 rock 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 coach leave from in Sault Ste. Marie?

Main departure station: 503 Trunk St

Coaches to Thunder Bay leave from 3 stations in Sault Ste. Marie.

All coach stations in Sault Ste. Marie:

  • 503 Trunk St

  • Sault College

  • Sault Area Hospital

Where does the coach arrive in Thunder Bay?

Main arrival station: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Coaches arrive in Thunder Bay at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • Lakehead University

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

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