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There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Kelowna by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly to Kelowna  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Kelowna (YLW) YVR - YLW

$73 - $294

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Kelowna Airport Vancouver

$41 - $52

3 alternative options

Fly to Penticton, taxi  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Penticton (YYF) YVR - YYF
  2. Take a taxi from Penticton to Kelowna

$208 - $514

Train, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Agassiz VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Hope, BC to Kelowna Airport Vancouver

$72 - $128

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Kelowna 244.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Kelowna is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Kelowna is to fly which costs $95 - $390 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver station to Kelowna. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station and arriving at Highway 97 at Gordon via Aerospace Dr & Airport Way and UBCO Exchange Bay C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Kelowna is 271 km. The road distance is 390.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Kelowna without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Vancouver to Kelowna, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Kelowna bus services, operated by EBus Canada, arrive at Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Kelowna is to fly which takes 2 h 38 min and costs $95 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Kelowna Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Vancouver to Kelowna bus services, operated by EBus Canada, arrive at Kelowna Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Kelowna.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Kelowna, BC, Canada?

Air North, Air Canada and two other airlines fly from Vancouver to Kelowna hourly. Alternatively, EBus Canada operates a bus from Vancouver to Kelowna twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Vancouver to Penticton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Kelowna via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Agassiz
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Bus operators
EBus Canada
Phone
1-877-769-3287
Email
info@myebus.ca
Website
myebus.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station to Kelowna Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Bus from Hope, BC to Kelowna Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
myebus.ca
Other operators
Taxi from Penticton to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Kelowna is 390 km. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Vancouver to Kelowna.

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Air North, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Kelowna Airport.

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There are 147+ hotels available in Kelowna. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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

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