There are 12 ways to get from Vancouver to Courtenay by bus, car ferry, car or plane

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

Tofino Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the Tofino Bus from Vancouver, BC to Courtenay, BC Northbound. Vancouver

$35 - $70

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  3 h 9 min

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

$21 - $76

10 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  8 h 7 min

  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 Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada 1306-1314

$43 - $106

Fly Vancouver to Comox  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Comox (YQQ) YVR - YQQ

$89 - $199

Fly Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour, Tofino Bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Nanaimo to Courtenay, BC

$91 - $121

Fly Vancouver to Campbell River  •  3 h 42 min

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

$112 - $236

Fly Vancouver to Qualicum, Tofino Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Qualicum (XQU) YVR - XQU
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Qualicum Beach, BC to Courtenay, BC

$102 - $213

Fly Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour, Tofino Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Courtenay, BC

$101 - $110

Fly Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt to Comox  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt (YDT) to Comox (YQQ) YDT - YQQ

$42 - $270

Fly Vancouver to Nanaimo, Tofino Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Nanaimo (YCD) YVR - YCD
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Courtenay, BC

$124 - $332

Fly Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo, Tofino Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Coal Harbour Spb (CXH) to Nanaimo (ZNA) CXH - ZNA
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Nanaimo to Courtenay, BC

$101 - $240

Fly Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt to Nanaimo, Tofino Bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt (YDT) to Nanaimo (YCD) YDT - YCD
  2. Take the Tofino Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Courtenay, BC

$55 - $273

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Courtenay, BC, Canada?

Tofino Bus operates a bus from Vancouver to Courtenay once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Canada and WestJet fly from Vancouver to Courtenay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Avg. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Avg. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Website
pacificcoastal.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Avg. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Avg. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Central Mountain Air
Website
flycma.com
Flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
Avg. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Helijet International
Website
helijet.com
Flights from Coal Harbour Spb to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Orca Air
Website
flyorcaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Qualicum
Avg. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $230
Island Express
Website
islandexpressair.com
Flights from Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt to Comox
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Flights from Vancouver Boundary Bay Apt to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $220
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Comox
Avg. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo
Avg. Duration
33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Tofino Bus
Phone
Toll Free: 1.866.986.3466 Local: 250.725.2871
Email
info@tofinobus.com
Website
tofinobus.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Courtenay, BC
Avg. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Departure Bay to Courtenay, BC
Avg. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, BC - Cassidy Airport to Courtenay, BC
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
tofinobus.com
Book at
tofinobus.com
Island Link Bus
Website
islandlinkbus.com
Bus from Nanaimo, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, Canada to Courtenay, BC - Petro Canada
Avg. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
islandlinkbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Nanaimo to Courtenay, BC
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Qualicum Beach, BC to Courtenay, BC
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$10 - $15
Online Fare
$10 - $24
Standard Fare
$18 - $26
Refundable
$21 - $35
Ferry operators
BC Ferries
Website
bcferries.com
Car ferry from Horseshoe Bay, BC to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $60
Schedules at
bcferries.com
Book at
bcferries.com
Passenger
$14
Standard Vehicle
$60
Motorcycle
$37
Other operators
Harbour Air
Phone
1.800.665.0212
Website
harbourair.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Avg. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
harbourair.com
Book at
harbourair.com
Seaair Seaplanes
Website
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver Harbour to Nanaimo Harbour
Avg. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com
Plane from Vancouver SeaAir Airport to Nanaimo Harbour
Avg. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
seairseaplanes.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vancouver to Courtenay?

The distance between Vancouver and Courtenay is 144 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Courtenay?

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Courtenay is to car ferry and drive which costs $35 and takes 3 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vancouver to Courtenay?

The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Courtenay is to fly and Tofino Bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $130.

Is there a direct bus between Vancouver and Courtenay?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Courtenay, BC. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Vancouver to Courtenay?

The Tofino Bus from Vancouver, BC to Courtenay, BC takes 5 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.