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There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Bowen Island by bus, car ferry, train, car, plane, shuttle or subway

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

Amtrak Thruway, car ferry  •  5 h 27 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

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  5 h 52 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

$27 - $93

5 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 51 min

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

$50 - $130

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 to Vancouver, line 250 bus, car ferry  •  4 h 47 min

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

$112 - $341

Fly to Bellingham, shuttle, subway, line 250 bus, car ferry  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bellingham (BLI) SEA - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  3. Take the subway from Bridgeport Station Platform 2 to Vancouver City Centre Station Platform 2
  4. Take the line 250 bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
  5. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Bowen Island

$130 - $271

Shuttle, car ferry  •  5 h 30 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 27 min and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 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 58 min.

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

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There are 303+ hotels available in Bowen Island. Prices start at $90 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 27 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 Northbound Main St @ Terminal Ave, take the line 019 bus to Westbound W Pender St @ Hamilton St, take the walk to Westbound Dunsmuir St @ Cambie St, take the line 257 bus to Bus Stop @ 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 Pacific Central Station, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 1, Granville Station Platform 1, Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St, Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, and Horseshoe Bay, BC in around 5 h 51 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Seattle to Bellingham
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver via Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
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 Platform 2 to Vancouver City Centre Station Platform 2
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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
Website
amtrak.com
Boltbus
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
translink.ca
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Bellingham Airport, WA to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.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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