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There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Digby Island  •  4h 54m

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

$133 - $554

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Fly to Terrace, train  •  6h 25m

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

$138 - $383

Train, car ferry  •  24h 26m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC

$320 - $1,560

Car ferry, bus  •  27h 33m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Port Hardy
  3. Take the car ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC

$227 - $728

Bus, drive  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
  2. Take the bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
  3. Drive from Jasper to Valemount
  4. Take the bus from Valemount to Prince George
  5. Take the bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert

$201 - $284

Train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Prince Rupert VIA Rail

$236 - $414

Drive  •  20h 34m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert 941.4 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 20h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. However, there are services departing from Vancouver and arriving at Prince Rupert via Jasper. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Prince Rupert is 749 km. The road distance is 1506.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 24h 26m and costs $420 - $2,100.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Prince Rupert train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Vancouver station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $550 and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Digby Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 6m.

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Vancouver to Prince Rupert train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Prince Rupert station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Prince Rupert.
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  • Distance: 468.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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

Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Prince Rupert twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver to Prince Rupert via Jasper in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Digby Island
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace via Prince George
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Terrace to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $100
Economy
$100 - $150
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Business
$180 - $250
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $130
Economy
$130 - $190
EconomyPlus
$160 - $230
Business
$230 - $330
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Port Hardy
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
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tofinobus.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Road
$40 - $55
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Valemount to Prince George
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Car ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$158
Standard Vehicle
$516
Motorcycle
$337

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Prince Rupert is 1506 km. It takes approximately 20h 34m to drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert.

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Air Canada offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Digby Island Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Prince Rupert. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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