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There are 4 ways to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island by ferry, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Ferry, bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Victoria Clipper Terminal Seattle to Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot Northbound

$236 - $340

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 17m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Horseshoe Bay, BC
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  3. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Campbell River

$57 - $84

2 alternative options

Fly to Campbell River  •  5h 23m

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

$154 - $305

Fly to Comox  •  7h 28m

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

$83 - $169

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The COVID-19 helpline number in Vancouver Island is 1-833-784-4397.

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The social distance requirement in Vancouver Island is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island is to drive and car ferry which costs $40 - $65 and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $110 - $240 and takes 5h 23m.

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The distance between Seattle and Vancouver Island is 323 km.

The best way to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 9h 25m and costs $170 - $260.

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It takes approximately 9h 25m 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 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 36 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Vancouver Island.
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  • Distance: 322.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 25m

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
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Seattle to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Seattle to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $160
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $450
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $450
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Ferry operators
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
$170 - $220
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
BC Ferries
Passenger
$14 - $20
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$65 - $95

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