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

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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Fly Toronto to Campbell River

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Campbell River (YBL)

Cheapest option

Bus to Kitchener, fly to Comox

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Kitchener, ON
  2. Fly from Kitchener (YKF) to Comox (YQQ)

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Fly Toronto to Comox

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Comox (YQQ)

Fly Toronto to Nanaimo, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Nanaimo (YCD)
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Port Alberni, BC - 7-11 on Johnston Road

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Vancouver
  2. Take the bus from Vancouver to Victoria Capital City Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
  4. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Toronto 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

Toronto (YYZ) to Campbell River (YBL) flights

The flight time between Toronto (YYZ) and Campbell River (YBL) is around 9h 27m and covers a distance of around 3487 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 9m. The fastest flight normally takes 7h. Services are operated by Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, WestJet and others. Typically 90 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
6h 18m
Layover time:
3h 9m
Total time:
9h 27m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
7h
Flight distance:
3487 km
Flights per week:
90
Cheapest price:
$215
Carbon emissions:
1154 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:30
Last flight departs at:
15:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto (YYZ) to Campbell River (YBL) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Toronto to Vancouver Island is to fly, which costs $310 - $490 and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Vancouver Island is to fly which costs $310 - $490 and takes 7h 42m.

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The distance between Toronto and Vancouver Island is 3521 km.

The best way to get from Toronto to Vancouver Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 days 12h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Toronto to Vancouver Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Campbell River Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h and has one stopover.

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Vancouver Island is 3h behind Toronto. It is currently 10:39 PM in Toronto and 7:39 PM in Vancouver Island.

WestJet, Central Mountain Air and Air Canada offer flights from Toronto Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Vancouver Island.
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  • Distance: 3521.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 37m

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

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

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Winnipeg, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Nanaimo, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Saskatoon, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Regina, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Montreal, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,200
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,200
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $4,200
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Toronto to Comox
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Nanaimo via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Calgary
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Edmonton, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9h 38m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kitchener to Comox via Calgary, Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Toronto to Campbell River via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $3,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4 days 1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$500 - $600
Business
$650 - $1,100
Economy
$600 - $800
EconomyPlus
$1,300 - $1,900
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Port Alberni, BC - 7-11 on Johnston Road
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$21 - $25
Adult
$23 - $28
Bus from Victoria, BC - Bus Depot to Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$26 - $31
Adult
$29 - $35
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot to Campbell River, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Seniors
$30 - $40
Adult
$35 - $45
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Kitchener, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Vancouver to Victoria Capital City Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Victoria, BC - Conference Center to Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - 11th Ave at Cedar St
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$18 - $25
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$45 - $65

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