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There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Bella Coola by plane, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Bella Coola (QBC) YVR - QBC

$176 - $523

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  22h 40m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Take the bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Port Hardy
  3. Take the car ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola

$112 - $210

1 alternative option

Drive  •  14h 26m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Bella Coola 625.6 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Bella Coola is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 14h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Bella Coola is to fly which costs $230 - $700 and takes 2h 45m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Bella Coola is 431 km. The road distance is 1000.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Vancouver to Bella Coola, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Bella Coola Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Bella Coola is 1001 km. It takes approximately 14h 26m to drive from Vancouver to Bella Coola.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines offers flights from Vancouver Airport to Bella Coola Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Bella Coola. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Bella Coola.
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  • Distance: 269.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Bella Coola, BC, Canada?

Pacific Coastal Airlines flies from Vancouver to Bella Coola once daily.

Airlines
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Bella Coola
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Port Hardy
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Phone
+1 250-386-343
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$58
Motorcycle
$36
Car ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
bcferries.com

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