There are 8 ways to get from Seattle to Bowen Island by bus, car ferry, train, car, plane, subway or shuttle

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

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Amtrak Thruway, car ferry  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC 8948
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$42 - $88

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Bus, car ferry  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC Seattle-Vancouver / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$25 - $89

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Train, car ferry  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak Amtrak Cascades
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$48 - $126

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$30 - $70

Fly Seattle to Vancouver, line 250 bus, car ferry  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Vancouver (YVR) SEA - YVR
  2. Take the line 250 bus from Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$110 - $337

Fly Seattle to Bellingham, subway, line 250 bus, car ferry  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bellingham (BLI) SEA - BLI
  2. Take the subway from Bridgeport Station to Vancouver City Centre Station
  3. Take the line 250 bus from Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

Fly Seattle Lake Union SPB to Coal Harbour Spb, car ferry  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Seattle Lake Union SPB (LKE) to Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) LKE - CXH
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$37 - $256

Shuttle, car ferry  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels N2 Northbound. Summer schedule May 5 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$60 - $105

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Bowen Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $29 - $70 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Bowen Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $29 - $70 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Bowen Island is 132 miles.

The best way to get from Seattle to Bowen Island without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and car ferry which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Seattle to Bowen Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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WestJet, Air Canada, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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The nearest airport to Bowen Island is Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) Airport which is 11.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Vancouver (YVR) (15 miles), Nanaimo (YCD) (33.6 miles), Abbotsford (YXX) (50.2 miles) and Victoria (YYJ) (51.9 miles).

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There are 324+ hotels available in Bowen Island. Prices start at $120 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Bowen Island.
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  • Distance: 132 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Bowen Island, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Seattle to Bowen Island. However, you can take the Amtrak Thruway to Vancouver, BC, take the walk to Nb Main St Fs Terminal Ave, take the line 019 bus to Wb W Pender St Fs Hamilton St, take the walk to Wb Dunsmuir St Fs Cambie St, take the line 257 bus to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Horseshoe Bay, BC, then take the car ferry to Bowen Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Seattle to Bowen Island via Vancouver, BC, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 1, Burrard Station Platform 1, Wb W Georgia St Fs Burrard St--, Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, and Horseshoe Bay, BC in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Kenmore Air
Website
kenmoreair.com
Flights from Seattle Lake Union SPB to Coal Harbour Spb
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station Amtrak to Vancouver Pacific Central Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from Bridgeport Station to Vancouver City Centre Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle, WA - Amtrak to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
boltbus.com
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Wb W Georgia St Fs Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
translink.ca
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Hotels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $40
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$10
Standard Vehicle
$37
Motorcycle
$23

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