There are 5 ways to get from Vancouver to Dawson City by plane, car, car ferry or bus

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Fly  •  6 h 44 min

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

$334 - $644

4 alternative options

Drive, car ferry, bus via Haines  •  2 days 22 h

  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, AK
  4. Take the bus from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT
  5. Take the bus from Whitehorse, YT to Dawson City

$471 - $1,538

Drive, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 23 h

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

$460 - $1,560

Drive, car ferry, bus #2  •  3 days 0 h

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

$569 - $1,439

Drive  •  42 h 23 min

  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 42 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Dawson City is to fly which costs $430 - $850 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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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 6 h 44 min 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 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Dawson City is 2937 km. It takes approximately 42 h 23 min 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 10+ hotels available in Dawson City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Dawson City.
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  • Distance: 1195.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
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
3 h 30 min
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
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Husky Bus
Website
huskybus.ca
Bus from Whitehorse, Yukon to Dawson City, Yukon
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$169
Schedules at
klondikeexperience.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
Twice 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, AK
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$10 - $15
Vehicle
$18 - $27
Car ferry from Prince Rupert to Skagway
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
eweb-prod-almc.carus.com
Passenger
$180 - $270
Vehicle
$600 - $950

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