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

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

Fly Seattle to Campbell River  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Campbell River (YBL) SEA - YBL

$277 - $412

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Tsawwassen
  2. Take the car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
  3. Drive from Nanaimo to Campbell River

$40 - $85

6 alternative options

Fly Kenmore/Lake Washington to Campbell River  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the plane from Kenmore/Lake Washington to Campbell River

$698 - $714

Fly Seattle/Boeing Field to Nanaimo/Airport, bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the plane from Seattle/Boeing Field to Nanaimo/Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo/Airport to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza

$391 - $447

Fly Seattle to Comox  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Comox (YQQ) SEA - YQQ

$157 - $607

Fly Seattle to Victoria, car ferry, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Victoria (YYJ) SEA - YYJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
  3. Take the bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
  4. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Qualicum Beach

$163 - $449

Shuttle to Vancouver, fly to Comox  •  6h 46m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ

$129 - $257

Ferry, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Victoria Clipper Terminal Seattle to Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza N Island Express Northbound

$145 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $40 - $90 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $690 - $720 and takes 3h 42m.

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The distance between Seattle and Vancouver Island is 202 miles.

The best way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 9h 11m and costs $140 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Campbell River Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Vancouver Island. 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 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island.
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  • Distance: 201.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and three other airlines fly from Seattle to Campbell River hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Seattle to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Victoria
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Seattle to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Victoria
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Victoria
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo/Airport to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $70
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Qualicum Beach
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Mill Bay, BC to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from Seattle, WA - Convention Centre to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
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 Brentwood Bay, BC to Mill Bay, BC
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$7
Standard Vehicle
$21
Motorcycle
$14
Car ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $45
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$44
Morotcycle
$22
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Victoria Clipper Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Other operators
Kenmore Air
Phone
866.435.9524
Email
customerservice@kenmoreair.com
Website
kenmoreair.com
Plane from Kenmore/Lake Washington to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$610
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com
Plane from Seattle/Boeing Field to Nanaimo/Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$325
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com

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