There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Queen Charlotte by plane, car ferry, shuttle, car or train

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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Fly Seattle to Sandspit, car ferry  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Sandspit (YZP) SEA - YZP
  2. Take the car ferry from Alliford Bay to Skidegate

$163 - $1,434

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Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Sandspit, car ferry  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sandspit (YZP) YVR - YZP
  3. Take the car ferry from Alliford Bay to Skidegate

$283 - $1,089

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Masset, drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Masset (ZMT) YVR - ZMT
  3. Drive from Masset to Queen Charlotte

$242 - $923

Train, car ferry Alaska DOT  •  32 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
  4. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Skidegate

$371 - $1,757

Train, car ferry via Jasper  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Vancouver Pacific Central Station
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper
  3. Take the train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
  4. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Skidegate

$238 - $808

Questions & Answers

The distance between Seattle and Queen Charlotte is 583 miles.

The best way to get from Seattle to Queen Charlotte without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 32 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to get from Seattle to Queen Charlotte, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Sandspit Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are five+ hotels available in Queen Charlotte. Prices start at $100 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 .

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Queen Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 582.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 3 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Queen Charlotte, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Seattle to Queen Charlotte. However, you can take the tram to Seatac/Airport Stn Rail & Intl Blvd S/S 176 St, take the walk to Seattle airport, fly to Sandspit, take the drive to Alliford Bay, take the car ferry to Skidegate, then take the drive to Queen Charlotte. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, take the walk to Bridgeport Station Platform 1, take the subway to YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver airport, fly to Sandspit, take the drive to Alliford Bay, take the car ferry to Skidegate, then take the drive to Queen Charlotte.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Sandspit via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Sandspit
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Masset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $100
Economy
$120 - $170
Economy Plus
$170 - $240
Business
$170 - $250
Business Plus/Sleeper
$310 - $440
Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert
Ave. Duration
32 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $130
Economy
$150 - $220
Economy Plus
$220 - $300
Business
$230 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Alliford Bay to Skidegate
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$9
Standard Vehicle
$27
Motorcycle
$18
Car ferry from Prince Rupert, BC to Skidegate
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$37
Standard Vehicle
$166
Motorcycle
$102
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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