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

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Drive, car ferry, line 10 bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Cranbrook to Kootenay Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC
  3. Take the line 10 bus from Balfour Ferry at Hwy 3A to Hall St at Front St 10

$17 - $27

1 alternative option

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 2m

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

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cranbrook to Nelson is to drive and car ferry and line 10 bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cranbrook to Nelson is to drive and car ferry which costs $23 - $35 and takes 5h 2m.

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The distance between Cranbrook and Nelson is 110 km.

It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Cranbrook to Nelson, including transfers.

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Nelson is 1h behind Cranbrook. It is currently 2:09 AM in Cranbrook and 1:09 AM in Nelson.

There are 23+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $84 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: 6h 18m

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

There is no direct connection from Cranbrook to Nelson. However, you can take the drive to Kootenay Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Balfour Ferry at Hwy 3A, then take the line 10 bus to Hall St at Front St. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kootenay Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Balfour, BC, then take the drive to Nelson.

Bus operators
BC Transit - West Kootenay Transit System
Phone
250-746-9899
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Balfour Ferry at Hwy 3A to Hall St at Front St
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
BC Transit
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
www2.gov.bc.ca

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