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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Smithers  •  1h 57m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Smithers (YYD) YVR - YYD

$160 - $436

Cheapest option

Fly to Terrace, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Terrace (YXT) YVR - YXT
  2. Take the train from Terrace to Smithers

$143 - $384

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  29h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
  2. Take the bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
  3. Drive from Jasper to Valemount
  4. Take the bus from Valemount to Prince George
  5. Take the bus from Prince George to Smithers Mall

$194 - $290

Bus, car ferry, train  •  33h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
  3. Take the car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
  4. Take the train from Prince Rupert to Smithers

$372 - $1,665

Train  •  47h 54m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Jasper to Smithers VIA Rail

$205 - $378

Drive  •  15h 41m

  1. Drive from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers 727 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 15h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 1h 57m.

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The distance between Vancouver Airport (YVR) and Smithers is 679 km. The road distance is 1163.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 33h 22m and costs $480 - $2,200.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers is to fly which takes 1h 57m and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $260 - $500 and takes 47h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Smithers Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 52m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers is 1163 km. It takes approximately 15h 41m to drive from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers.

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Air Canada and Central Mountain Air offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Smithers Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Smithers. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers.
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  • Distance: 424.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

What companies run services between Vancouver Airport (YVR), Canada and Smithers, BC, Canada?

Air Canada and Central Mountain Air fly from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Smithers via Vancouver City Centre Station Platform 2, Granville Station Platform 2, Main Street-Science World Station Platform 2, Vancouver, and Jasper in around 47h 54m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Smithers
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Smithers via Prince George
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace via Prince George
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Terrace
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Terrace to Smithers
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $50
Economy
$45 - $70
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $100
Train from Prince Rupert to Smithers
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$95 - $140
Train from Vancouver to Jasper
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$80 - $100
Economy
$100 - $150
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Business
$180 - $250
Train from Jasper to Smithers
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$75 - $95
Economy
$100 - $140
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Lake Louise, AB
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Sundog Transportation and Tours
Phone
1-888-786-3641
Email
info@sundogtours.com
Website
sundogtours.com
Bus from Lake Louise to Jasper
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
sundogtours.com
Road
$40 - $55
BC Bus North
Phone
1-844-564-7494
Website
bcbus.ca
Bus from Valemount to Prince George
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Bus from Prince George to Smithers Mall
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
bcbus.ca
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$250 - $360
Vehicle
$850 - $1,300
Car ferry from Ketchikan, AK to Prince Rupert, BC
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$45 - $65
Vehicle
$140 - $210

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