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

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Bus  •  27 h 40 min

  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  •  28 h 50 min

  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  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Fort Nelson to Prince Rupert 957.1 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Terrace, train  •  13 h 29 min

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

$222 - $482

Fly to Smithers, train  •  26 h 39 min

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

$222 - $510

Questions & Answers

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 27 h 40 min.

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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 27 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 27 h 40 min 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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There is no direct flight from Fort Nelson Airport to Terrace Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 52 min 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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Prince Rupert is 1 h behind Fort Nelson. It is currently 1:31 PM in Fort Nelson and 1:31 PM in Prince Rupert.

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

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WestJet, Air Canada and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Fort Nelson Airport to Terrace Airport.

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

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 27 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Fort Nelson to Terrace via Prince George, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Fort Nelson to Smithers via Prince George, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
19 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Fort Nelson to Terrace via Prince George
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from Fort Nelson to Smithers via Prince George
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Fort Nelson to Terrace via Prince George, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
19 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vanderhoof to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $80
Economy
$95 - $130
Economy Plus
$130 - $190
Business
$140 - $200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$250 - $350
Train from Terrace to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Smithers to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Bus operators
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Fort Nelson to Fort St. John
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Fort St. John to Prince George
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Vanderhoof
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bcbus.ca

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There are 14+ hotels available in Prince Rupert. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Nelson to Fort Nelson Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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