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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Vancouver Island by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly to Campbell River  •  8h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Campbell River (YBL) ORD - YBL

$313 - $896

Cheapest option

Fly to Comox  •  12h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Comox (YQQ) ORD - YQQ

$175 - $808

2 alternative options

Fly to Nanaimo, bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Nanaimo (YCD) ORD - YCD
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Port Alberni, BC - 7-11 on Johnston Road

$253 - $1,009

Drive, car ferry  •  38h 9m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  3. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Campbell River

$409 - $633

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Campbell River (YBL) flights

The flight time between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Campbell River (YBL) is around 10h 2m and covers a distance of around 2986 km. The fastest flight normally takes 6h 5m. Services are operated by Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, United Airlines and others. Typically 29 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
10h 2m
Fastest flight journey time:
6h 5m
Flight distance:
2986 km
Flights per week:
29
Cheapest price:
$244
Carbon emissions:
605 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:30
Last flight departs at:
15:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Campbell River (YBL) flight schedules

United States → Canada
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 5 years of age or older
  • Travellers are required to submit their quarantine plan using ArriveCAN app prior to arrival
  • 14 day mandatory quarantine including 3 night pre-paid booking at a government authorised hotel at traveller's expense. COVID-19 test on arrival. Additional COVID-19 test on day 8 of quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vancouver Island is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vancouver Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Vancouver Island is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1-833-784-4397.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Canada.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 12h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $240 - $750 and takes 8h 59m.

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The distance between Chicago and Vancouver Island is 3023 km.

It takes approximately 8h 59m to get from Chicago to Vancouver Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Campbell River Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 5m and has one stopover.

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Vancouver Island is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 9:49 AM in Chicago and 7:49 AM in Vancouver Island.

American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Vancouver Island.
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  • Distance: 3022.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 59m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada?

Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Campbell River 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via Los Angeles, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via Denver, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Los Angeles, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 54m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Denver, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
12h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Denver, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Minneapolis, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Comox via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Minneapolis, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nanaimo via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Port Alberni, BC - 7-11 on Johnston Road
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$18 - $25
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$45 - $65

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