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There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Dawson City by plane, car, car ferry, bus or train

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Fly  •  13h 54m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Dawson City (YDA) YVR - YDA

$333 - $694

3 alternative options

Drive, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 22h

  1. Drive from Waterfront Station Canada Line to Prince Rupert
  2. Take the car ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines
  3. Take the car ferry from Haines to Skagway
  4. Take the bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
  5. Take the bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City

$469 - $1,531

Train, car ferry, drive, bus  •  4 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  3. Drive from Whittier to Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK
  4. Take the bus from Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store
  5. Take the bus from Tok to Dawson City

$712 - $3,085

Drive  •  42h 23m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Dawson City 1835.9 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Dawson City is to drive which costs $310 - $460 and takes 42h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Dawson City is to fly which costs $430 - $950 and takes 13h 54m.

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The distance between Vancouver and Dawson City is 1913 km. The road distance is 2937.5 km.

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It takes approximately 13h 54m to get from Vancouver to Dawson City, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Dawson City Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 30m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Dawson City is 2937 km. It takes approximately 42h 23m to drive from Vancouver to Dawson City.

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Air Canada and Air North offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Dawson City Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Dawson City. 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 Dawson City.
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  • Distance: 1195.3 miles
  • Duration: 13h 54m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and Dawson City, YT, Canada?

Air North and Air Canada fly from Vancouver to Dawson City twice daily.

Airlines
Air North
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Vancouver to Dawson City via Whitehorse
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$12 - $16
Business Seat
$28
Bus operators
White Pass & Yukon Route
Phone
1-800-343-7373
Email
info@wpyr.com
Website
wpyr.com
Bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
wpyr.com
Book at
wpyr.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Tok to Dawson City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Alaska Direct Bus
Website
alaskadirectbusline.com
Bus from Guesthouse Suites, Anchorage, AK to Tok, AK - Three Bears Grocery Store
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
interioralaskabusline.com
Book at
interioralaskabusline.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$180 - $260
Vehicle
$600 - $900
Car ferry from Haines to Skagway
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$10 - $15
Vehicle
$18 - $27
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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