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There are 6 ways to get from Toronto to Nelson by plane, car, car ferry, bus or train

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Recommended option

Fly to Castlegar  •  9 h 36 min

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

$336 - $1,211

Cheapest option

Fly to Kelowna, bus  •  14 h 3 min

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

$261 - $916

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Fly to Cranbrook, drive, car ferry  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Cranbrook (YXC) YYZ - YXC
  2. Drive from Cranbrook to Kootenay Bay, BC
  3. Take the car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC

$282 - $988

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 to Spokane Amtrak Station
  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

Train, bus, drive  •  3 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Jasper
  2. Take the bus from Jasper, AB to Lake Louise, AB
  3. Take the bus from Lake Louise, AB to Revelstoke, BC
  4. Drive from Revelstoke, BC to Broadway St W at 7th Ave SW
  5. Take the bus from Broadway St W at 7th Ave SW to Lakeside at Poplar St 74

$517 - $811

Drive  •  39 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Nelson 2489.4 miles

$330 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Nelson is to drive which costs $430 - $650 and takes 39 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Nelson is to fly which costs $440 - $1,600 and takes 9 h 36 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 9 h 36 min to get from Toronto to Nelson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Castlegar Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Nelson is 3 h behind Toronto. It is currently 11:07 AM in Toronto and 8:07 AM in Nelson.

Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Nelson is 3983 km. It takes approximately 39 h 56 min to drive from Toronto to Nelson.

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Air Canada offers flights from Toronto Airport to Castlegar Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $5 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 1835.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 36 min

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

Air Canada, Air Transat and two other airlines fly from Toronto to Nelson hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Castlegar via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Winnipeg, Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Cranbrook via Ottawa, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Winnipeg
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Kelowna via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2 days 20 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$350 - $600
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$310 - $320
Economy
$350 - $480
EconomyPlus
$410 - $600
Business
$650 - $900
Bus operators
Silver City Stagelines
Website
fritztravels.com
Bus from Kelowna to Nelson
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
fritztravels.com
Bus from Trail to Nelson
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
fritztravels.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
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
Gold Line
Website
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
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Jasper, AB to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Lake Louise, AB to Revelstoke, BC
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
BC Transit - West Kootenay Transit System
Phone
250-746-9899
Website
bctransit.com
Bus from Broadway St W at 7th Ave SW to Lakeside at Poplar St
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
BC Transit
Ferry operators
Western Pacific Marine - Kootenay Lake Ferry
Phone
250 229-5650
Website
www2.gov.bc.ca
Car ferry from Kootenay Bay, BC to Balfour, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
www2.gov.bc.ca

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