Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie bus
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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie. Traveling by bus from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie usually takes around 9 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 3 minutes.
|Distance||263 mi (422 km)|
|Shortest duration||9h 3m|
|Trips per day||9|
|Most frequent service||Ontario Northland|
How much is a bus ticket from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie?
The average price for a bus ticket to Sault Ste. Marie is $86.98. Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie. 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.
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What bus companies travel from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie. Ontario Northland connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Ontario Northland||9||9h 17m||$90.25|
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 Sault Ste. Marie usually take about 9 hours and 17 minutes, with an average ticket price of .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie 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 Sault Ste. Marie?
The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 263 miles from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 3 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?
Because many passengers travel from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Thunder Bay?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00am. To see the times for all buses from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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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 Thunder Bay?
Main departure station: Lakehead University
Buses to Sault Ste. Marie leave from 3 stations in Thunder Bay.
All bus stations in Thunder Bay:
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
1010 Dawson Rd
Where does the bus arrive in Sault Ste. Marie?
Main arrival station: 503 Trunk St
Buses arrive in Sault Ste. Marie at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Sault Ste. Marie:
503 Trunk St
Sault Area Hospital
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