Thunder Bay to Fort Frances buses

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances usually takes around 7 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Shortest duration3h 58m
Cheapest price€47.88
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances?

€48.77 is the average price of a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances. Any tickets cheaper than €48.77 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 Fort Frances 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 €52 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances. 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 Northland87h 4m€50.81
  • 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 Fort Frances usually take about 7 hours and 4 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances 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 Fort Frances?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 307 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 58 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 Thunder Bay to Fort Frances 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Fort Frances, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Thunder Bay?

The first bus leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all buses from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Thunder Bay?

Main departure station: Lakehead University

Buses to Fort Frances leave from 3 stations in Thunder Bay.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Lakehead University

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Frances?

Main arrival station: Couchiching Fn

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fort Frances.

Bus stations in Fort Frances:

  • Couchiching Fn

  • Ft Frances

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