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There are 5 ways to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop to Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot West Coast & Tofino
  2. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo

$61 - $180

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Ucluelet to Departure Bay
  2. Take the ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver - Nanaimo

$36 - $92

3 alternative options

Bus to Tofino, fly to Vancouver Harbour, line 257 bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop to Tofino, BC - Co-op
  2. Take the plane from Tofino to Vancouver Harbour
  3. Take the line 257 bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Burrard St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

$310 - $315

Bus to Nanaimo, Departure Bay, fly to Vancouver Harbour  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop to Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot
  2. Take the plane from Nanaimo, Departure Bay to Vancouver Harbour

$176 - $247

Fly Tofino to Vancouver, line 257 bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Tofino (YAZ) to Vancouver (YVR) YAZ - YVR
  2. Take the line 257 bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

$171 - $498

Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal by bus, ferry and walk

The journey time between Ucluelet and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is around 5h 15m and covers a distance of around 237 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 15m. Operated by Vancouver Island Connector and BC Ferries, the Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal service departs from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop and arrives in Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 15m
Fastest journey time:
5h 15m
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$61
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:25
Last service departs at:
09:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal bus, ferry and walk schedules

Ucluelet → Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is 1-833-784-4397.

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Last updated: 7 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is to drive and ferry which costs $35 - $95 and takes 4h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is to fly and line 257 bus which takes 3h 38m and costs $170 - $500.

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The distance between Ucluelet and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal is 172 km.

The best way to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5h 48m and costs $60 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tofino Airport to Vancouver Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines offers flights from Tofino Airport to Vancouver Airport.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Ucluelet to Tofino Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $15 - $20.

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Map of how to get from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.
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  • Distance: 172.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Ucluelet, BC, Canada and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, BC, Canada?

There is no direct connection from Ucluelet to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. However, you can take the bus to Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot, take the walk to Departure Bay, take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay, then take the walk to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Departure Bay, take the ferry to Horseshoe Bay, then take the walk to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.

Airlines
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Tofino to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Bus operators
Vancouver Island Connector
Phone
1.866.986.3466
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
viconnector.com
Bus from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop to Nanaimo, BC - Bus Depot
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
Bus from Ucluelet, BC - Fraser Lane Transit Stop to Tofino, BC - Co-op
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
viconnector.com
Book at
viconnector.com
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Burrard St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
TransLink CA
Bus from Westbound W Georgia St @ Seymour St to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
TransLink CA
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-3431
Website
bcferries.com
Ferry from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $65
Website
BC Ferries
Standard Passenger
$17 - $25
Standard Vehicle + Passenger
$40 - $65
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Tofino to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$289
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Nanaimo, Departure Bay to Vancouver Harbour
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$129
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Book at
seairseaplanes.com

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