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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay usually takes around 10 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance372 mi (598 km)
Shortest duration8h 24m
Cheapest price$86.35
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Jaskaran

September 21, 2023- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Pros: Everything. Cons: Charging point was not working that was problem otherwise everything was good.

5.0

Robert

March 26, 2023- Solo travel

Ontario Northland

Quiet and comfortable

How much is a bus ticket from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay?

Bus tickets for a trip from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay cost $86.94 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $87 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

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 connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Ontario Northland910h 12m$90.31
  • 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 10 hours and 12 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 12 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.

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

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB, CA - CAXEF-0

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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.

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 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Winnipeg?

Main departure station: Southdale Mall

Winnipeg has two bus stations with service to Thunder Bay.

All bus stations in Winnipeg:

  • Southdale Mall

  • Winnipeg Agency

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.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

  • Landmark Hotel

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • Lakehead University

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