Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

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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 of Ontario province, in Canada. It operates with domestic flights and seasonal international destinations to the Caribbean

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Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 807,000 passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 (807) 473-2600


The airport is located 15 km (9.5 miles) west of Thunder City downtown.

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Car rental companies

The following vehicle rental companies are available on-site at Thunder Bay International Airport: Avis - Budget - Enterprise - National - Hertz

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What services does Thunder Bay airport (YQT) facilities include

The airport has ATM cash machines and Wi-Fi access. There are two conference rooms. The main one is located on the third floor of the terminal and can seat up to 20 people. The smaller one is located within the administration office. 

Food and Drinks- A couple of restaurants, offering a variety of hot meals accommodating breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a cafe in the secure departure lounge with a variety of local goods such as locally roasted coffee, fresh meals to go, and local craft beer and wine.
Shopping- Passengers can find clothing, jewelry, moccasins, and locally mined amethyst on the second floor.
Baggage- For items lost in the terminal, please call 1 (807) 473-2612. For lost baggage, please contact your airline directly.
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Accommodation near Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

Upon arrival to Thunder Bay Airport, there is a hotel directory board to the right side of baggage carousel #1.  This board, along with a dedicated telephone, allows for quick contact with some of the local hotels for shuttle or booking services.

The closest options include: Valhalla Inn (1.6 km), Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (1.8 km), Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre(2 km)


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Taxi Services

The Thunder Bay International Airport is pleased to offer curb side Taxi Service provided by Roach's Yellow Taxi.

While planning your trip, you can pre-arrange transportation with Roach's Yellow Taxi to avoid wait times. This can be done through Roach's mobile app, available on the app store. Phone: 1 (807) 344-8481

Transit Bus System

The Airport is serviced by #3 Memorial - Airport with a fare of $2.75. More information here  or call 1 (807) 684-3744.

Hotel Shuttles

Several local hotels offer complimentary Hotel Shuttle to and from Thunder Bay International Airport including:

Valhalla Inn - Landmark Inn - Airlane Travelodge Hotel

A complete list of Hotel Shuttles may be accessed using the free shuttle phone next to the baggage area on the main floor of the terminal.


URIDE is a local ride sharing app native to Thunder Bay. Passengers have front-line curb access for pickups and dropoffs to and from the Airport. You are encouraged to pre-book your ride with the app


Parking services at Thunder Bay airport (YQT)

There are in total  500 parking spaces located a very short distance from the main doors of the terminal.
There are 100 Short Term Spaces, 400 Long Term Spaces, Curb Side Taxi Services and Courtesy Vehicles. Besides, approximately 100 long-term spaces with electrical plugins, car Booster service available and is complimentary. Baggage Carts are available for your convenience. Access to Vehicle Rental Services is also available


Services for passengers with special needs

To request wheelchairs or special assistance, contact your airline at least 48 hours in advance.