Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

Thunder Bay International Airport, opened in 1938, serves the city of the same name and is one of the most important in the Ontario province. It operates with domestic flights and regular and seasonal international destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 3:30 am to 1:30 am.
Annual passenger traffic: 850,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +1 807 473 2600. E-mail:


The airport is located 15 km (9.5 miles) to the west of downtown Thunder Bay.

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What services does Thunder Bay airport (YQT) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. There are two conference rooms, the main one located on the third floor and a smaller one within the administration office.

Food and Drinks- A few restaurants and a coffee shop are available throughout the terminal.
Shopping- Stores selling clothing, jewellery, shoewear on the second floor.
Baggage- For enquiries about property lost inside the terminal or the parking lots, call Tel +1 807 473 2612. In case of lost baggage, contact your airline directly.
Other Services- Chapel, arcade room.


Accommodation near Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

To the right of baggage carousel 1, you will find a hotel directory, which, together with a dedicated telephone, allows for quick contact with some of the nearby accommodations for shuttle or booking arrangements. The closest options include:

Valhalla Inn (1.6 km/1 mile)
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Thunder Bay (1.8 km/1.1 miles)
Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre (2 km/1.2 miles)
Comfort Inn Thunder Bay (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
Best Western Thunder Bay Crossroads (2.1 km/1.3 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Vehicles from URIDE pick passengers up in front of the terminal.

- Line 3 Memorial - Airport from Thunder Bay Transit (Tel +1 807 684 3744) connects the airport with City Hall Terminal, Intercity Shopping Centre and Waterfront Terminal from 6:10 am to 0:20 am (Sundays from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm). Further information

Taxi - The service is provided by Roach's Yellow Taxi (Tel +1 807 344 8481). The trip to the city centre takes around 10 minutes.


Car rental agencies

The following car rental companies are available at Thunder Bay airport:

Avis (Tel +1 807 473 8572 - Sunday to Friday from 8:30 am to 2:00 am, Saturday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm)
Budget (Tel +1 807 473 5040 - 8:30 am to 2:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 807 473 5222 - Sunday to Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 am, Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 807 473 8111 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 am, Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm)
National (Tel +1 807 577 5783 - Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:30 am, Sundays from 10:00 am to 0:00 am)

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Parking services at Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

Short- and long-term spaces are available within a short distance of the main doors of the terminal, as well as charging stations for electric vehicles. Fees


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance, such as wheelchairs, should contact their airline at least 48 hours in advance.

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Latest updates: January 27, 2020