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There are 3 ways to get from Vancouver to Campbell River by car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Car ferry, bus  •  8h 53m

  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 Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza 1306-1314 / ...

$43 - $116

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
  2. Drive from Nanaimo Departure Bay to Campbell River

$27 - $82

1 alternative option

Fly  •  2h 10m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Campbell River (YBL) YVR - YBL

$102 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River is to car ferry and drive which costs $35 - $110 and takes 3h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River is to fly which costs $130 - $300 and takes 2h 10m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Campbell River is 175 km.

The best way to get from Vancouver to Campbell River without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $55 - $160.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Vancouver to Campbell River, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Campbell River Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Campbell River. Prices start at $64 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 Campbell River.
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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 53m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Campbell River, BC, Canada?

Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal Airlines fly from Vancouver to Campbell River every 4 hours.

Airlines
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Bus operators
Island Link Bus
Email
info@islandlinkbus.com
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
islandlinkbus.com
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 Campbell River, BC - Tylee Plaza
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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

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