Are you planning to take a group of people for a tour, special outing, or to an event? Thunder Bay Transit and Lift+ buses may be available. Our professional, friendly drivers will take your group to any location in the Thunder Bay city limits.

Charter information

  • Charters are booked on a first come, first served basis.
  • Charters are approved based on driver availability.
  • All buses are accessible.
  • There is a minimum charge of 3 hours.
  • We will not accommodate pub crawls.
  • We will not start a new charter after 11pm. Buses must be out of service by 12:30am.
Charter rates

Charter Service


Thunder Bay Transit


Lift+ Specialized Transit


Booking a charter

Fill out a Charter Request Form and return to Transit Services at least two (2) weeks before the date of your charter. If Transit can accommodate your request, you will receive a Quote for your review. Date, sign and return the quote as acceptance of your booking.

Paying for your charter

After your booking is approved, you will need to pay for your charter. You can pay by cash, debit, credit or cheque. The amount you're paying is based on the services requested. If additional services are provided, you will be billed after the charter date. All charters must be paid for in full 48 hours prior to the date of the charter.

Cancelling or changing your charter

Any changes to your booking or cancellations must be made to Transit at least 72 hours prior to your charter. Cancellations received after the 72 hour window will be subject to full charges.

School and daycare travel program

Thunder Bay Transit offers the opportunity for schools and daycares to ride transit for group field trips. This program provides a reduced fare for groups of 15 or less. Your request must be sent to Transit at least one (1) week prior to the date of travel. You will be provided with trip information, maps, schedules and a courtesy pass for your group. Cancellations must be received within 2 hours of start of travel, with the exception of inclement weather.


Contact Us

City Hall - General Inquiries
500 Donald Street E P.O. Box 800,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 5K4
(807) 625-2230 | (807) 622-2225
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