There are 8 ways to get from Toronto to Nelson by plane, bus, train 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 to Castlegar  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Castlegar (YCG) YYZ - YCG

$343 - $1,233

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  2. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson

$218 - $534

6 alternative options

Fly to Cranbrook, bus  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Cranbrook (YXC) YYZ - YXC
  2. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson

$306 - $1,034

Fly to Kelowna, bus  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Kelowna (YLW) YYZ - YLW
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC

$227 - $919

Train, bus, drive  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  5. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  6. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC

$356 - $1,079

Bus, train, drive  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
  4. Drive from Arden "1" Stop Conoco to Trail
  5. Take the bus from Trail to Nelson

$317 - $912

Train, bus  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Edmonton
  2. Take the bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
  3. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson

$277 - $921

Drive  •  39 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Nelson 2489.4 miles

$330 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Nelson is to bus which costs $280 - $700 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Nelson is to fly which costs $440 - $1,700 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The distance between Toronto and Nelson is 2936 km. The road distance is 3983 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to get from Toronto to Nelson, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Nelson. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Nelson via Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 1835.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 1 min

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Nelson, BC, Canada?

Air Canada and WestJet fly from Toronto to Nelson every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Nelson via Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Kelowna, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Winnipeg, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Kamloops, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Seattle, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Regina, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via London, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Ottawa, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flair Airlines
Website
flairair.ca
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Edmonton
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$210 - $300
Economy
$410 - $550
Economy Plus
$550 - $800
Business
$600 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$40 - $65
Bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Trail to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $26
Refundable
$21 - $35
Bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$180 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $170
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $30
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Arden "1" Stop Conoco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Amtrak Thruway
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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