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There are 5 ways to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Nelson to Fort St. John
  2. Take the bus from Fort St. John to Prince George
  3. Take the bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert

$97

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Bus, train  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Nelson to Fort St. John
  2. Take the bus from Fort St. John to Prince George
  3. Take the bus from Prince George to Vanderhoof
  4. Take the train from Vanderhoof to Prince Rupert

Drive  •  21h 25m

  1. Drive from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert 957.1 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Smithers, train  •  27h 17m

  1. Fly from Fort Nelson (YYE) to Smithers (YYD) YYE - YYD
  2. Take the train from Smithers to Prince Rupert

$242 - $498

Fly to Digby Island  •  22h 15m

  1. Fly from Fort Nelson (YYE) to Digby Island (YPR) YYE - YPR

$169 - $622

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert is to bus which costs $127 and takes 27h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 21h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert. However, there are services departing from Fort Nelson and arriving at Prince Rupert via Fort St. John and Prince George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 40m.

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The distance between Fort Nelson and Prince Rupert is 686 km. The road distance is 1531.3 km.

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The best way to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert without a car is to bus which takes 27h 40m and costs $127.

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It takes approximately 27h 40m to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert, including transfers.

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Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert bus services, operated by BC Bus North, depart from Fort Nelson station.

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The best way to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert is to bus which takes 27h 40m and costs $127. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $850 and takes 22h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Fort Nelson Airport to Smithers Airport. The quickest flight takes 23h 25m and has one stopover.

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Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert bus services, operated by BC Bus North, arrive at Prince Rupert station.

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Map of how to get from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert.
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  • Distance: 428.8 miles
  • Duration: 27h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert via Fort St. John and Prince George in around 27h 40m. Alternatively, Central Mountain Air, Air Canada and three other airlines fly from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Fort Nelson to Smithers via Prince George, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
19h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Fort Nelson to Digby Island via Prince George, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Fort Nelson to Digby Island via Prince George, Kamloops, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Fort Nelson to Digby Island via Prince George, Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Fort Nelson to Digby Island via Prince George, Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
20h 36m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Fort Nelson to Smithers via Prince George
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vanderhoof to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $85
Economy
$85 - $120
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
Business
$140 - $200
Train from Smithers to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$95 - $140
Bus operators
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Fort Nelson to Fort St. John
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Fort St. John to Prince George
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
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
Bus from Prince George to Vanderhoof
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bcbus.ca

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Prince Rupert is 1h behind Fort Nelson. It is currently 4:55 AM in Fort Nelson and 3:55 AM in Prince Rupert.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert is 1531 km. It takes approximately 21h 25m to drive from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert.

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Air Canada and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Fort Nelson Airport to Smithers 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 Fort Nelson to Fort Nelson Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $24 - $30.

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