Parry Sound to Thunder Bay buses

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay usually takes around 18 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 17 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance483 mi (777 km)
Shortest duration17h 12m
Cheapest price€125.92
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay?

The average price for a bus ticket to Thunder Bay is €127.80, Typical bus tickets on this route are on the higher end. But when you consider the long distance of the trip traveling by bus is often cheaper than driving when you consider the cost of fuel and the car wear and tear. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Parry Sound to Thunder 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 €134 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Parry Sound 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 Northland918h 38m€132.86
  • 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 Parry Sound to Thunder Bay usually take about 18 hours and 38 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Parry Sound to Thunder 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 Parry Sound to Thunder Bay?

The bus takes an average of 18 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 777 kilometers from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 17 hours and 12 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Parry Sound?

The first bus leaves at 12:00 and the last bus leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all buses from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Parry Sound 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Parry Sound?

Main departure station: Harvey's Restaurant

Most buses depart from the main station in Parry Sound.

All bus stations in Parry Sound:

  • Harvey's Restaurant

Where does the bus arrive in Thunder Bay?

Main arrival station: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

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

Bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Lakehead University

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