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Toronto - Thunder Bay Bus Schedule

Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun
8:54 AM
TorontoUnion Station
8:07 AM
Thunder BayLakehead University
from $153.68
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun
8:54 AM
TorontoUnion Station
8:16 AM
Thunder Bay1010 Dawson Rd
from $153.68
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun
8:54 AM
TorontoUnion Station
7:56 AM
Thunder BayLandmark Hotel
from $153.68
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun
8:54 AM
TorontoUnion Station
8:03 AM
Thunder BayThunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
from $153.68
Bus
Ontario Northland
  1. Sun,
  2. Mon,
  3. Tue,
  4. Wed,
  5. Thu,
  6. Fri
9:30 AM
Toronto1 Yorkdale St
8:16 AM
Thunder Bay1010 Dawson Rd
from $151.09

Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Toronto to Thunder Bay. Traveling by bus from Toronto to Thunder Bay usually takes around 22 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Ontario Northland bus can make the trip in 21 hours,

Distance574 mi (924 km)
Shortest duration21h 0m
Cheapest price$148.74
Most frequent serviceOntario Northland
Bus lines1

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Toronto to Thunder Bay cost $151.49 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Thunder Bay. 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 Toronto to Thunder Bay, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $153 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Toronto to Thunder Bay?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Toronto 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 Northland1322h 1m$157.12
  • 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 Toronto to Thunder Bay usually take about 22 hours and 1 minutes, with an average ticket price of .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 22 hours to cover the 574 miles from Toronto to Thunder Bay. However, the fastest bus only takes 21 hours. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Toronto to Thunder Bay 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Toronto to Thunder Bay, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Toronto 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.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

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 Toronto?

1 Yorkdale St, Toronto, ON - CATORCAONO-0

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Main departure station: 1 Yorkdale St

The Bus Terminal on Yorkdale Street provides intercity bus services for Toronto. The terminal opened in 1979, and it is located right in the middle of North York, slightly northwest of downtown Toronto. Ontario Northland operates intercity bus service through the Yorkdale Bus Terminal. There are 13 bus stands at the station, offering ample parking spaces for incoming and outgoing buses. Amenities at the station include a waiting lounge and public restrooms. If you have time before your bus departs, head into the neighboring Yorkdale Shopping Centre for an assortment of top brands.

All bus stations in Toronto:

  • 1 Yorkdale St

  • Union Station Bus Terminal

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Thunder Bay?

Main arrival station: Lakehead University

Buses arrive in Thunder Bay at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Thunder Bay:

  • Lakehead University

  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

  • Landmark Hotel

  • 1010 Dawson Rd

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