Charters are temporarily suspended due to staffing shortages.

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 Operators will take your group to any location within the Thunder Bay city limits.

Charter information

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

Charter rates

  • Thunder Bay Transit: $135/hour
  • Lift+ Specialized Transit: $66/hour

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, Interac, VISA, MasterCard, 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 forty-eight (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 seventy-two (72) hours prior to your charter. Cancellations received after the seventy-two (72) hour window will be subject to full charges.

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