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There are 2 intercity buses per day from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay usually takes around 9 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 24 minutes.
|Distance||372 mi (598 km)|
|Shortest duration||8h 24m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay?
Typically $83.58 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Thunder Bay. Considering the long haul nature of the trip to Thunder Bay and taking into account ease of bus travel tickets this price is 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.
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What bus companies travel from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay. Ontario Northland is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||2||9h 29m||$92.46|
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 Winnipeg to Thunder Bay usually take about 9 hours and 29 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
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Is it safe to travel by bus from Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg to Thunder Bay?
The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 372 miles from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 24 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?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Thunder Bay at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Winnipeg?
The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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Winnipeg is the capital of Canada's province of Manitoba, located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Art and culture are central to Winnipeg's identity, best experienced at sights including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks National Historic Site, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. If you visit between January and March, you may even luck out and see the Northern Lights in Winnipeg's night sky.
Winnipeg is home to a host of memorable outdoor activities, such as soaking in a Nordic Spa, hiking to Hansel & Gretel's "Witch Hut" in Kildonan Park, and skiing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park.
Union Station is Winnipeg's main train station, where cross-country VIA Rail trains depart along the Great Western Way to Vancouver or Toronto, and regional VIA Rail trains head north to Churchill. Winnipeg also connects to several Ontario Northland intercity bus routes. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International is the city's airport, which used to be a major stop for Greyhound Canada lines before they discontinued their service in the country.
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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 Winnipeg?
Main departure station: Southdale Mall
Winnipeg has two bus stations with service to Thunder Bay.
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Where does the bus arrive in Thunder Bay?
Main arrival station: 1010 Dawson Rd
Buses arrive in Thunder Bay at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Thunder Bay:
1010 Dawson Rd
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