There are 3 ways to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino by car ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mayne Island to Swartz Bay
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Mayfair Transit Stop to Tofino, BC Northbound. Victoria

$48 - $100

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mayne Island to Swartz Bay
  2. Drive from Swartz Bay to Tofino

$39 - $88

1 alternative option

Car ferry, line 72 bus, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Mayne Island to Swartz Bay
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Swartz Bay Passenger Loop to Eastbound James White at Fifth
  3. Fly from Victoria (YYJ) to Tofino (YAZ) YYJ - YAZ

$55 - $326

What companies run services between Saltspring Island, BC, Canada and Tofino, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Mayne to Tofino. However, you can take the car ferry to Swartz Bay, take the walk to Swartz Bay Passenger Loop, take the line 72 bus to Southbound Douglas at Summit, take the walk to Victoria, BC - Mayfair Transit Stop, then take the bus to Tofino, BC. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Swartz Bay then take the drive to Tofino.

Airlines
Orca Air
Website
flyorcaair.com
Flights from Victoria to Tofino
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Mayfair Transit Stop to Tofino, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
BC Transit - Victoria Regional Transit System
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Swartz Bay Passenger Loop to Eastbound James White at Fifth
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bctransit.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Mayne Island to Swartz Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $45
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$11
Standard Vehicle
$44
Motorcycle
$27

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Saltspring Island to Tofino?

The distance between Saltspring Island and Tofino is 180 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino?

The cheapest way to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino is to car ferry and drive which costs $45 - $120 and takes 5 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino?

The quickest way to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino is to car ferry and drive which takes 5 h 40 min and costs $45 - $120.

How long does it take to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino?

It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to get from Saltspring Island to Tofino, including transfers.