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