There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert by plane, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Digby Island  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Digby Island (YPR) YVR - YPR

$130 - $550

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Prince George, BC 5016 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prince George, BC to Prince Rupert, BC 5039

$88 - $214

4 alternative options

Fly to Terrace, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Terrace (YXT) YVR - YXT
  2. Take the bus from Terrace, BC to Prince Rupert, BC

$111 - $323

Fly to Smithers, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Smithers (YYD) YVR - YYD
  2. Take the bus from Smithers, BC to Prince Rupert, BC

$182 - $495

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC

$316 - $1,547

Drive  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert 939 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to bus which costs $110 - $290 and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $170 - $750.

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The distance between Vancouver and Prince Rupert is 749 km. The road distance is 1502 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Prince Rupert, BC via Prince George, BC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Prince Rupert, BC, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Prince Rupert 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Prince Rupert via Prince George, BC in around 23 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Digby Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Vancouver to Smithers
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Smithers via Prince George
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Terrace, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $20
Online Fare
$15 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
Bus from Smithers, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$35 - $60
Refundable
$40 - $65
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Prince George, BC
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Prince George, BC to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $60
Online Fare
$50 - $80
Standard Fare
$65 - $100
Refundable
$75 - $110
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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