Flights to Thunder Bay

Flights To Thunder Bay & Northwestern Ontario

Flights To Thunder Bay

Flights To and From Thunder Bay

Flights To Thunder Bay
Anyone searching for flights to Thunder Bay will find that not only is there a wide choice of airlines and flight schedules, but airline fares between Thunder Bay and Toronto are very affordable when compared with similar airline routes in the country. These lower fares are due mainly to the competition for your airline business.
Three Major Airlines With Flights To Thunder Bay
If you want to book a flight between Thunder Bay and virtually any point in Canada, North America or the world, you can choose between Air Canada, Porter Airlines and WestJet Airlines.
Flights Between Thunder Bay and Toronto
If you are flying between Toronto and Thunder Bay with Air Canada or WestJet Airlines you will arrive and depart from Pearson Airport. Air Canada operates from Terminal 1 at Toronto's Pearson Airport while WestJet flights operate from Terminal 3.

If you choose to fly with Porter Airlines, you will arrive and depart from Toronto's downtown Billy Bishop island airport. Many passengers who are staying in the downtown core or who have business in Toronto's financial district find the downtown Billy Bishop airport very convenient for arrival and departing flights to Thunder Bay.

Flights Flights Between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg
If you need to book flights from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay you can choose between Air Canada / Bearskin Airlines / Sunwing Airlines and WestJet. Porter Airlines currently does not fly to destinations west of Thunder Bay.

Bearskin Airlines has 3 flights from Winnipeg, however they do not offer a non stop service. Flights from Winnipeg will require a stop in Red Lake, Sioux Lookout or Dryden.

Air Canada has one flight each day between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. The flight arrives at the Thunder Bay airport shortly after midnight.

WestJet Airlines has two flights to and from Winnipeg. The early flight arrives Thunder Bay at noon and the evening flight arrives shortly after 10 p.m.

Flights Between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste Marie / Sudbury and Timmins
Passengers also have several choices when booking flights between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste Marie / Sudbury and Timmins.

Sault Ste Marie:Three airlines offer scheduled flight service between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste Marie. You can fly Air Canada and Porter Airlines both of which require routing through Toronto and a plane change. Bearskin Airlines offers a non stop flight to and from Sault Ste Marie with an average one way fare of between $326 - $354

Sudbury: If you you are trying to get from Sudbury to Thunder Bay - Bearskin Airlines offers a few flights each day. There is one direct non stop flight as well as flights with a stop in Sault Ste Marie. You also have the choice of Air Canada, Porter and WestJet Airlines. All three of these airlines require routing through Toronto with a plane change required.

Timmins: When flying from Timmins you can choose to fly Bearskin Airlines to Thunder Bay which will require at least one stop and some flights with two stops in Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. Air Canada and Porter Airlines also offer service between Timmins and Thunder Bay with routing through Toronto and a plane change required.

Flights Between Thunder Bay and Dryden / Sioux Lookout / Red Lake / Kenora and Fort Frances
If you are flying into Thunder Bay with one of the major domestic airlines and then need to carry on to a distant Northwestern Ontario community north or west of Thunder Bay - you do have flight options - however the airline fares to these smaller communities can be considerably more expensive - compared to a flight from Toronto.

Bearskin Airlines offers daily scheduled flight service to Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake, Kenora and Fort Frances. Because there is a higher volume of passenger traffic to Sioux Lookout, one way fares may average around $300. However one way fares to the other destinations outlined above may average between $350 - $530 because of the lower demand.

Wasaya Airways is another regional airline located in Northwestern Ontario with scheduled service between Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout / Red Lake as well as numerous other more remote communities. Their one way fare from Sioux Lookout shows between $240 - $520. The one way Red Lake fare is currently showing between $338 - $792

Another regional airline serving Thunder Bay and northern communities is North Star Air. They also operate a scheduled service between Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay with one way fares currently showing as $300 - $450

Flights Between Thunder Bay and Remote Northern Communities
There are numerous remote northern communities located north of Thunder Bay which have no road access and can only be reached by aircraft or winter ice road. There are two airlines based in Northwestern Ontario which provide direct or connecting flights between these communities and Thunder Bay.

Both Wasaya Airways and North Star Air provide competitive flight services to the following remote northern communities: Bearskin Lake / Cat Lake / Deer Lake / Kasabonika Lake / Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (Big Trout Lake) / Muskrat Dam / Neskantaga (Lansdowne House) / North Caribou Lake (Weagamow/Round Lake) / North Spirit Lake / Pickle Lake / Pikangikum / Poplar Hill / Red Lake / Sachigo Lake / Sioux Lookout / Wapekeka / Webequie. While the airlines offer direct non stop service between Thunder Bay and kasabonika / Neskantaga - passengers from most of the communities need to route through Sioux Lookout before arriving in Thunder Bay.

Air Charter Services & Helicopter Flights
If you need to reach a destination not served by one of the smaller regional airlines or the schedules services do not meet your travel needs - you have the option of booking a charter flight from numerous departure points across Northern and Northwestern Ontario.

From Thunder Bay you can choose from several airlines offering air charter services

  • Air Bravo - fixed wing / wheels
  • Bearskin Airlines - fixed wing / wheels
  • North Star Air - fixed wing / wheels
  • Thunder Airlines - fixed wing / wheels
  • Wilderness North - fixed wing / wheels / floats / skiis
  • Wisk Air - Helicopter charters
If you wish to search information and rates on any of these or other air charter services throughout Northern and Northwestern Ontario - search

Flights From Thunder Bay
Residents of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario also enjoy the selection of flights available to popular vacation destinations throughout the USA, Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico. During the winter months there are a few popular options for direct flights from Thunder Bay to warmer vacation destinations.

Sunwing Airlines offers seasonal service with direct flights from Thunder Bay to Cancun and Varadero. WestJet Vacations offers a variety of vacation packages from Thunder Bay to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Cuba, Florida, Mexico, Hawaii and Florida. Most packages require routing through Toronto with a plane change required.

Flights From Thunder Bay to Las Vegas
No matter what time of year it is, Las Vegas remains a top destination for residents of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Although there are no direct flights available from Thunder Bay - WestJet and Air Canada offer a great selection of flights that allow you to depart early morning or mid day and arrive the same day.

A popular flight routing for passengers who like to fly WestJet, is a mid afternoon flight from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg. You can pre clear US customs in Winnipeg prior to swithching flights for your direct flight from Winnipeg to Las Vegas. Please refer to our Las Vegas Vacation page for links to numerous flight deals as well as money saving vegas packages that include both flight and hotel.

Thunder Bay Ground Transportation
Upon your arrival in Thunder Bay, you have several ground transportation options available. If you are checking into one of the local hotels and do not need ongoing ground transportation during your stay, you can take a courtesy shuttle to several of the nearby hotels. The Valhalla Inn, The Hampton Inn, The Victoria Inn, The Airlane Hotel and Prince Arthur Hotel offer courtesy shuttle van service.

If you will require ground transportation while in Thunder Bay, you can reserve a rental car ahead of time to ensure it is ready and waiting for you upon your arrival. You will find major car rental agency booths located on the main floor of the terminal building next to the baggage claim area. The following car rental agencies are available at the airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National and Hertz.

If you are traveling beyond Thunder Bay you can either travel by rental car or take the Kasper MiniBus Service to the following communities: Longlac / Geraldton / Beardmore / Nipigon / Sioux Lookout

Thunder Bay Hotels
Thunder Bay is well known for its great selection of top rated hotels. Numerous hotels are located within 5 minutes of the airport such as the Valhalla Inn / The Hampton Inn / Best Western Crossroads / Airlane Motor Hotel / Journeys End and the Victoria Inn. Located near the intercity area is the Marriott towne Place Inn and Suites / The Holiday Inn / Days Inn / Travelodge and Econo Lodge. The Prince Arthur Hotel is ideally located on the Waterfront District of Thunder Bay North and a second Days Inn is lcoated adjacent to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

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Dryden is 353 km west of Thunder Bay on Hwy 17 link to flights and hotels


Geraldton is 285 km north east of Thunder Bay via hwy 11/17. Link to flights and hotels.


Kenora is 490 km west of Thunder Bay via Hwy17. Links to flights and hotels.

Pickle Lake

Pickle Lake is located 538 km north of Thunder Bay Links to flights and hotels.

Red Lake

Red Lake is 570 km north west of Thunder Bay. Links to flights and hotels.

Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste Marie is 705 km east of Thunder Bay. Links to flights and hotels.

Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout is 395 km northwest of Thunder Bay. Links to flights and hotels.


The distance to Sudbury from Thunder Bay is 1015 km. Links to flights and hotels.


It is 785 km from Thunder Bay to Timmins, Links to flights and hotels.

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