There are 2 ways to get from Cranbrook to Nelson by bus, car or car ferry

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Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson 0005 / ...

$26 - $55

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cranbrook to Kootenay Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Cranbrook to Nelson is to drive and car ferry which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cranbrook to Nelson is to bus which costs $30 - $75 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Cranbrook and Nelson is 110 km.

The best way to get from Cranbrook to Nelson without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $30 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Cranbrook to Nelson, including transfers.

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Nelson is 1 h behind Cranbrook. It is currently 8:52 AM in Cranbrook and 7:52 AM in Nelson.

There are 23+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cranbrook to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 68.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Cranbrook, BC, Canada and Nelson, BC, Canada?

Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Cranbrook to Nelson twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Ferry operators
Western Pacific Marine - Kootenay Lake Ferry
Phone
250 229-5650
Website
www2.gov.bc.ca
Car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
www2.gov.bc.ca

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