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

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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Bus, car ferry  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Squamish Adventure Centre to Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  3. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza

$69 - $142

3 alternative options

Rideshare, fly to Qualicum  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Squamish to Vancouver
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU

$93 - $190

Rideshare, fly to Campbell River  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Squamish to Vancouver
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL

$107 - $229

Rideshare, fly to Comox  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Squamish to Vancouver
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ

$92 - $204

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Squamish to Vancouver Island is to rideshare and fly which costs $120 - $250 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Squamish to Vancouver Island is to rideshare and fly which costs $120 - $250 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Squamish and Vancouver Island is 165 km.

The best way to get from Squamish to Vancouver Island without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 10 h 5 min and costs $90 - $190.

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It takes approximately 10 h 5 min to get from Squamish to Vancouver Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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K D Air Corporation offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Qualicum Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Vancouver Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Squamish to Vancouver Island.
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  • Distance: 103.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 5 min

What companies run services between Squamish, BC, Canada and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Squamish to Campbell River. However, you can take the bus to Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station, take the walk to Westbound W Georgia St @ Burrard St, take the line 250 bus to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Horseshoe Bay, BC, take the car ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, take the walk to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada, then take the bus to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza. Alternatively, you can take the rideshare to Vancouver, take the walk to King Edward Station Platform 1, take the subway to YVR-Airport Station Platform 1, take the walk to Vancouver airport, then fly to Qualicum.

Airlines
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
K D Air Corporation
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Bus operators
Pacific Coach
Website
pacificcoach.com
Bus from Squamish Adventure Centre to Vancouver - Burrard Skytrain Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
pacificcoach.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Other operators
Pop Rideshare
Website
poparide.com
Rideshare from Squamish to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
poparide.com

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