Book online bus transportation from Vancouver to Victoria above.
Get bus from Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Airport and Vancouver Cruise Ships.
How to get to Victoria BC from Vancouver BC by Car, Bus, Plane, Helicopter and Bike
There are many options when travelling between Vancouver and Victoria.
You can drive (taking your car or truck across on BC Ferries), You can take a Vancouver to
Victoria bus which have scheduled times and routes, or you can fly to
Victoria by float plane or helicopter from downtown Vancouver or take a domestic flight from the
Vancouver International Airport to the Victoria Airport (you will need to take a taxi
or bus from Victoria's Airport to get to downtown Victoria). The distance from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC is about 55 miles (88 kms).
1 - by car - 3-4 hours - cost: car rental, bc ferries fare $45 one way regular fare for vehicle (2009)
2 - by bus - 3.25 hours - cost: bus fare (Pacific Coach Lines) $43 one way and $84 return (Pacific Central Station Vancouver to Victoria Depot (2009 prices)
3 - by plane 35 minutes - cost: airfare (Harbour Air - 2009) $134 Adult One Way/$268 Return
4 - by helicopter - 35 minutes. cost (Helijet - 2009) $245 One Way Adult
Vancouver to Victoria by Car
If you decide to drive to Victoria you will need your own car or a rental car. You can get a rental
car from the Vancouver Airport. It takes about 4-5 hours to travel from downtown Vancouver to Victoria by car
provided that there is no wait at the BC Ferries terminals in Twassassen or Horseshoe Bay. Departures every hour
Making a reservation is a good idea on long weekends and holidays.
BC Ferries Fares - priced one way between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen (2009):
Adult $9.00 $13.50
Child (age 5-11)
(Under 5 years of age: Free) $4.50 $6.75
Passenger Vehicle & Trailer
(Up to 7' high, up to 20' long) $30.00 $45.00
- Extra Length (per foot) $2.25 $2.25
Oversize Passenger Vehicle & Trailer
- Extra Length (per foot) $3.60 $3.60
Motorcycle (including sidecar and/or trailer) $15.00 $22.50
Bicycle or Stowage (kayaks, canoes, etc.) $2.00 $2.00
Vancouver to Victoria by Bus
Pacific Coach Lines
Downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria, and Vancouver Airport to downtown Victoria by way of BC Ferries' Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay service. Bus tickets may be purchased on many BC Ferries sailings between Vancouver and Victoria. Information & reservations: Vancouver: (604) 662-8074, Victoria (250) 385-4411. From elsewhere in Canada, or from the United States, call toll-free: 1-800-661-1725.
Pacific Coach Lines also provides regularly scheduled service connecting Nanaimo to Vancouver International Airport via BC Ferries' Duke Point-Tsawwassen route. This is available Thursday through Monday from both ferry terminals. For schedule details and bookings call 1-800-661-1725 or visit www.pacificcoach.com.
If you intend to board a PCL coach on the ferry, please ensure that any baggage you check at the terminal has a bus on it.
Vancouver to Victoria by Plane
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Harbour Air Seaplanes leave out of Vancouver Harbour every hour or so. The flight time is 35 minutes.
Fares Vancouver-Victoria (2009)
one way $134
Book of 10 $1206.50 or $120.65 each
Air Canada flies from the Vancouver International Airport YVR to Victoria Airport (YYJ) almost every hour
using Dash 8s. The flight time is 25 minutes. The fares start at approx $120 one way.
Vancouver to Victoria by Helicopter
You can take a Helicopter ride from Vancouver to Victoria using Helijet from Vancouver Harbour.
Travelling time is 35 minutes
Full Economy One Way - Y Class. $245
Off Peak Economy One Way - B Class $229
Seniors/Children One Way - YCD/YCH Class $194
Super Saver Fare One Way - SUPER Class $129 (see website for details)